Quiroz signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Monday that includes an invitation to major league spring training. The journeyman catcher spent the 2016 season with the Indians' Triple-A affiliate in Columbus, and even posted a .761 OPS in 75 games there. That being said, Quiroz is 34 years old and has never produced very much at the major league level, so he'll likely spend another season as organizational depth unless something major happens to Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez.
Quiroz went 1-7 with an RBI this spring, striking out twice as well. The 34-year-old catcher has only three at-bats in the majors over the last two years and seems unlikely to add much to that number this season. The Indians have both Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez on their major league roster, both five years younger, and better hitters, than Quiroz.
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 have announced their list of Sept. 1 callups on Sunday. The team will recall Juan Perez and Michael Kickham from Triple-A. Hunter Strickland will be recalled from Double-A, while Guillermo Quiroz and Chris Dominguez will have their contracts purchased from Triple-A.
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.