The Padres reassigned Noonan to minor league camp Monday. Noonan put pen to paper on a minor league contract with the Padres in mid-February, but an invitation to spring training didn't yield the desire outcome. Still, he slashed .278/.350/.333 with one RBI and six runs scored in 18 at-bats, which could help the middle infielder make an appearance in the majors at some point during the upcoming season.
Noonan signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Wednesday that includes an invite to major league spring training, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports. The former Giants infielder and San Diego native will be a non-roster invitee for Padres' upcoming spring training, where he'll compete against four other NRI infield candidates in addition to more established players for a spot on the roster. Noonan's left-handed bat would theoretically be a nice addition to the Padres' predominantly right-handed lineup, but the offseason signing of Alexei Ramirez makes Noonan a long shot at making the Opening Day roster.
The Giants have promoted second baseman Nick Noonan from Triple-A Sacramento and designated for assignment veteran outfielder Justin Maxwell to create a space on the roster. Noonan owns a .261/.310/.338 slash line in the minors this season. A current 1-for-19 skid prompted the demotion of Maxwell.
The Giants recalled a trio of players from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday. Catcher Hector Sanchez , right-hander Cody Hall and infielder Nick Noonan have were all called to the big club as the rosters expanded. All three are expected to be in uniform and available for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.
The Yankees announced several roster moves on Thursday, per the team's official website. The team optioned right-hander Chase Whitley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and optioned infielders Nick Noonan and Rob Refsnyder and catcher Eddy Rodriguez down to minor-league camp. Chase Whitley put together a dominant spring, but lost the fifth spot on the rotation to Adam Warren. He registered a 1.17 ERA over 15 1/3 innings of work.