Bochy has elected free agency, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports. Despite a strong season with Triple-A Sacramento (2.95 ERA, 1.28 WHIP), and four scoreless appearances with the big club over the final month, Bochy found himself among the first wave of offseason 40-man cuts. He has refused his assignment and figures to at least get a look in spring training with another club.
The Giants made a move to shore up their bullpen Monday, recalling right-handed reliever Brett Bochy from Triple-A and moving starter Tim Lincecum to the 60-day disabled list to free up a roster spot, per the Mercury News. Bochy, the son of Giants manager Bruce Bochy, will make his 2015 debut with the Giants. He played in three games last season, compiling a 5.40 ERA.
The Giants optioned catcher Andrew Susac, first baseman Adam Duvall, pitcher Hunter Strickland and outfielders Gary Brown and Juan Perez to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday. Susac was the favorite to open the season as the team's No. 2 catcher behind Buster Posey, but Hector Sanchez won the competition, leaving Susac to open the season as the team's starter in Triple-A. The Giants also reassigned catcher Guillermo Quiroz, second baseman Brandon Hicks and pitchers Brett Bochy, Steven Okert and Juan Gutierrez to minor-league camp.
The Giants added outfielder Gary Brown, infielder Adam Duvall and pitchers Brett Bochy, Erik Cordier and Chris Heston to the expanded active roster Monday.
The Giants optioned pitchers Heath Hembree, Erik Cordier and Jake Dunning to Triple-A Fresno Friday. Hembree allowed just one earned run on one hit and two walks in four innings while striking out five in five Cactus League appearances this spring. The Giants also reassigned catcher Guillermo Quiroz, first baseman Mark Minicozzi and pitchers Brett Bochy and Adam Reifer to minor-league camp Friday.