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Ryan Theriot signs with Giants

Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:00 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2012 12:05 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Free agent infielder Ryan Theriot has signed a one-year contract with the Giants, CBSSports.com insider Jon Heyman has learned. The deal is worth $1.25 million and has $750,000 worth of incentives.

Though Theriot better fits defensively as a second baseman, he has a great shot at significant playing time at shortstop for the Giants. The only person standing in his way is Brandon Crawford, who hit just .204/.288/.296 last season, which is dreadful. Crawford could then fit well as a late-inning defensive replacement, as he's the superior defender. It's just that the Giants need the most offense they can get from any spot.

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Theriot, 32, hit .271/.321/.342 with 26 doubles for the World Series champion Cardinals last season. He has spent all but 54 games of his career in the NL Central, mostly with the Cubs, but those other 54 games were in the NL West with the Dodgers in 2010.

Also of note, Theriot rejoins former LSU and Cubs teammate Mike Fontenot. Those two just can't be kept apart, huh?

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Comments

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:31 pm
 

Ryan Theriot signs with Giants

I liked both him and Fontenot in Chicago.  Good luck boys!



Since: Jul 24, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2012 12:11 pm
 

Ryan Theriot signs with Giants

The Tiger twins back together. I like it. The Giants still have crazy-man Brian Wilson closing, right? I hope the team cook knows how to make good gumbo and jambalaya. Geaux Giants! 


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