Lee went 1-for-4 while hitting a double in Sunday's game against the Salt Lake Bees. After losing a lot of his allure due to injuries, Lee has been off to a solid start to the 2016 season by posting a batting average of .286 and an on-base percentage of .342 over 10 games. Over that time, he's displayed more power than usual, picking up four doubles, a triple, and a home run. However, this has come at a cost as he's striking out at a very high rate (12 strikeouts in 38 plate appearances).
Lee signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Lee was one of the top prospects at shortstop for the Rays in the 2015 season. He was designated for assignment by the Rays and became a free agent this offseason. He'll likely be starting the 2016 season in the Giants' minor league system, especially with Brandon Crawford as the club's starting shortstop.
After clearing waivers, Rays infielder Hak-Ju Lee was outrighted to Triple-A on Saturday, reports The Tampa Tribune. Lee has never appeared in an MLB game.
Rays infield prospect Hak-Ju Lee was activated from the minor league disabled list and returned to Triple-A Durham on Monday. Lee was hitting .240 with a home run, seven RBI and 10 stolen bases at Durham before going on the DL with a hand injury. Pitcher Jose Dominguez was placed on Durham's disabled list with an unspecified injury. He is 0-1, 3.60 with a save for Durham.
The Rays cut eight players on Sunday. Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was optioned to Triple-A Durham, along with RHP Jose Dominguez. Lee hit .222 in spring games. Dominguez struck out three of the six batters he faced in two perfect innings. The Rays also optioned three players to Double-A: C Justin O'Conner (.250 spring average), LHP Grayson Garvin (three strikeouts in four scoreless innings) and INF Ryan Brett (0-for-5) to Double-A Montgomery and reassigned RHP Dylan Floro (6.75 ERA), C Luke Maile (.250 average) and LHPRobert Zarate (6.00 ERA) to minor league camp.
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