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Diamondbacks' Joaquin Arias: Agrees to minor deal with Diamondbacks
Arias agreed to a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks on Sunday that includes an invite to spring training, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Arias's deal will give him a chance to showcase his skills at spring training, with the middle infield likely representing the weakest portion of the Diamondbacks' roster heading into camp. The 31-year-old saw action in 40 games with the Giants last season, batting just .207/.207/.276 with one home run and four RBI in 58 at-bats.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Giants infielder Joaquin Arias accepts Triple-A assignment
Giants infielder Joaquin Arias accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Sacramento. He was designated for assignment last week.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Giants DFA Joaquin Arias on Monday
The Giants designated first baseman Joaquin Arias for assignment Monday, the team announced. Arias hit .297 with one home run and four RBI in 58 at-bats this season.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Giants' Joaquin Arias gets two hits in loss
Giants shortstop Joaquin Arias went 2 for 3 in Monday's loss to the Mets. Arias got his first hit since June 23 and his first multi-hit game than April 28. Arias had two of the Giants' three hits in the shutout loss.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Giants' Brandon Crawford sits, Joaquin Arias in at shortstop
Shorstop Brandon Crawford is sitting out of Sunday's series-finale against the Rockies. Crawford rested on Thursday and appears to be doing the same for this game as well. In his place at shortstop will be Joaquin Arias, who is penciled in to bat eighth. Buster Posey and Nori Aoki are in the lineup after playing one game of Saturday's doubleheader.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Giants SS Brandon Crawford takes a seat Thursday vs. Dodgers
Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is being held out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers. Crawford has been red-hot at the plate, batting .432 over his last 10 games. But he has just one hit in 18 career at-bats against Dodgers' starter Clayton Kershaw. So, after starting each of the last eight games, Crawford will take a seat in favor of Joaquin Arias on Thursday. Crawford should be back in the lineup on Friday.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Giants' Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford back in the lineup Wednesday
Giants second baseman Joe Panik and shortstop Brandon Crawford are back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, the team announced. Panik has altered starts with Matt Duffy for the last four games, with Wednesday being Panik's second start in four games. Panik is hitting .296 in 71 at-bats this season. Crawford got just his second day off the season Tuesday with Joaquin Arias getting the start. Crawford is hitting .215 in 65 at-bats this season.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Little-used Giants SS Joaquin Arias enjoys three-hit Tuesday
Giants shortstop Joaquin Arias did not score a run Tuesday night. Nor did he drive one in. But it's not his fault that the two batters before him in the lineup were hitless in eight at-bats or that nobody got him home. The infrequently used Arias did his job to the tune of three singles in three at-bats, all against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. He has four hits in the last two games, catapulting his average from .143 to .316.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
Neck injury not an issue as Joaquin Arias comes off bench
Giants infielder Joaquin Arias was able to appear in Friday's game against the Brewers, his firs game since suffering a neck injury earlier in the week. Arias went 0 for 2 in the game, dropping his season line to .216/.244/.257 in 148 at-bats.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Joaquin Arias not ready to return Friday
Giants infielder Joaquin Arias was held out of the starting lineup Friday night at home against Milwaukee, the Bay Area News Group reports. Arias has been sidelined since Monday because of a neck injury. He has hit .219/.247/.260 in 146 at-bats.