The Giants are “showing continued interest” in Korean free agent infielder Jae-gyun Hwang, who could compete for a job at third base, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi.
Hwang, 29, has played in Korea for his entire career but held a showcase early in the fall with the hopes of joining a major league club. He hit 27 home runs last season and hit .335, numbers significantly better than those he posted in 2015.
San Francisco is in need of a third baseman, but Hwang might not be the club’s ideal target. Trevor Plouffe and Luis Valbuena have been connected to San Francisco, and the Giants could also consider trading for Todd Frazier, who the White Sox have seemingly made available.
With Justin Turner agreeing to join the Dodgers next season, the market for third baseman could pickup in the coming weeks. Because he can start or provide infield depth, Hwang might be an intriguing option for the Giants to consider.