About a month after outfielder Drew Stubbs signed a deal with the Giants, the club designated him for assignment and recalled outfielder Justin Ruggiano in the corresponding roster move, the club announced Saturday.
Stubbs, 32, struggled to produce in the playing time the Giants gave him. Over 10 games, he posted a .091/.167/.091 batting average without a home run or an RBI. While Stubbs is just a career .242 hitter, he proved he could provide power early in his career with the Reds but was unable to replicate that success with the Giants.
Instead, Ruggiano, who split time between the Rangers and Mets last season, will receive an opportunity. He hit .333 over nine major league games in 2016 and hasn’t appeared in more than 81 major league contests since 2013, when he played 128 games with the Marlins.
The Giants signed Ruggiano to a minor league deal Dec. 23.