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Tyler Graham Designated for Assignment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 27:  Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park on April 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 27: Jeremy Affeldt #41 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park on April 27, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The San Francisco Giants designated outfielder Tyler Graham for assignment earlier today, in order to make room on the 40-man roster. The transaction was among a few roster moves the Giants made today: left-hander Jeremy Affeldt was placed on the 15-day DL with a right knee sprain, and the Giants called up Travis Blackley to fill the bullpen void. Blackley was not on the team's 40-man roster, however, so San Francisco designated Graham for assignment in order to clear a spot.

Graham, 28, has spent his entire career in the Giants organization. Last season, he appeared in 127 games with Triple-A Fresno, hitting .273/.337/.338 with 60 stolen bags, and only 12 CS.