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Giants Designate Emmanuel Burriss For Assignment


The San Francisco Giants have designated infielder Emmanuel Burriss for assignment, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area (via Twitter). The move was required to clear a roster spot on the team's roster for the recently acquired infielder Marco Scutaro and returning first baseman/outfielder Aubrey Huff.

Burriss, 27, hit just .214/.273/.221 in 144 plate appearances over 52 games with the Giants this season. He hit just one extra base on the year and the speedy infielder stole just 5 bases. The Giants could trade Burriss within the ten day clock, but the former first-round pick heading back to Class Triple-A Fresno is also a possibility.

He hasn't played in the minors at all this season, but did hit .297/.386/.389 in 206 plate appearances with more walks (22) than strikeouts (19) in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League.