The San Francisco Giants have been telling teams today that they are looking to trade Ryan Theriot and Mike Fontenot. Both middle infielders could be fits with the Atlanta Braves (as middle infield depth) and Philadelphia Phillies (with Chase Utley injured).
Both Fontenot and Theriot are on non-guaranteed contracts, meaning the Giants have to either cut them by March 29th, or their contract becomes guaranteed. Fontenot will be owed $1.05M if his contract becomes guaranteed, while Theriot will be owed $1.25M if his contract becomes guaranteed.
Fontenot, 31, has hit .263/.332/.406 (92 OPS+) over his career while seeing time at third base, second base and shortstop.
Theriot, 32, has hit .282/.344/.353 (83 OPS+) with 108 stolen bases across seven major-league seasons. He lacks Fontenot's defensive versatility, and is not a very capable defender at short.
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"Giants telling teams today they're shopping Ryan Theriot & Mike Fontenot. Possible fit for Braves & Phillies."