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.
The Giants have signed catcher Guillermo Quiroz and pitchers Daryl Maday, Mason Tobin, Jason Berken and Caleb Clay to minor-league deals, Baseball America reports. Quiroz hit .186/.237/.302 with one home run and six RBI in 86 at-bats with the Giants last season. Maday went 1-2 with a 4.17 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 39:20 K:BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Fresno. Tobin went 3-0 with a 5.24 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 23:17 K:BB ratio in 34 1/3 innings with Triple-A Fresno. Berken went 12-12 with a 3.80 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 117:46 K:BB ratio in 161 innings over 27 starts with Triple-A Charlotte last season. Clay went 11-5 with a 2.96 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 110:31 K:BB ratio in 158 1/3 innings between Double-A Harrisburg and Triple-A Syracuse.