D'Arnaud signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Thursday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports. D'Arnaud bounced around in 2017, spending time with the Braves, Red Sox and Padres. He carved out a small role for himself in San Diego, though it was short-lived as he was designated for assignment after hitting just .143/.176/.245 in 22 games for the Padres. He could compete for a super-utility role in 2018, though he's more likely to serve as an organizational depth piece once again.
D'Arnaud was outrighted to Triple-A El Paso on Friday. The utility infielder was designated for assignment on Independence Day, and it seems like his sub-.200 batting average wasn't enough to warrant any interest while he was exposed to waivers. His major-league experience could make him a trade chip down the line or even a callup candidate in case of injuries, but for now he'll toil in the minors as an organizational depth piece.
D'Arnaud was designated for assignment by the Padres on Tuesday. The Padres needed to clear room on the roster for Tuesday's starter, Trevor Cahill, and d'Arnaud was ultimately the roster casualty. The 30-year-old compiled a .143/.176/.245 triple slash in 22 games for the Padres, so it wasn't too difficult of a decision. He could draw interest on waivers given his previous major-league experience coupled with his ability to play multiple positions.
D'Arnaud was reinstated from the paternity list Friday, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. D'Arnaud was absent for the Padres' series against Atlanta this week as he attended to the birth of his child, but returns in time for the weekend series with the Dodgers. The 30-year-old has seen limited action as a reserve bat this season and hasn't been impressive when he has played, hitting only .200 over 55 at-bats.
D'Arnaud was placed on the paternity list Tuesday, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. D'Arnaud will leave the team to be with his wife and newborn baby for a few days. Manuel Margot was reinstated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.