Shaw was claimed off waivers by the Orioles on Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. Shaw was cast off the Giants' 40-man roster Friday, but he'll land a 40-man roster spot with Baltimore heading into the 2021 season. The 26-year-old has struggled in limited major-league opportunities and could serve as organizational depth with his new club.
Shaw was designated for assignment Friday. Shaw has essentially mastered Triple-A at this point, but the Giants seem to think he is a Quadruple-A hitter, as he has never been given much of a chance at the big-league level. He will offer organizational depth going forward if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Shaw joined the Giants' 60-man player pool, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. This apparently comes directly from Shaw's personal Instagram account. He was surprisingly left off the original 60-man roster, so we at least know now that he is healthy and still has a chance to carve out a role with the Giants going forward.
Shaw was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. The 25-year-old joined the Giants for the closing stretch last season but went 1-for-18 over 16 games. Shaw had a .298/.355/.592 slash line at Sacramento last year and will look to replicate those numbers in 2020.
Shaw went 0-for-3 as a designated hitter in Tuesday's 7-6 victory over the Red Sox. The Boston native was granted his first start of the season, but he was lifted after just three plate appearances once a lefty was brought out of the bullpen. The Red Sox have the right-handed Jhoulys Chacin set to take the bump Wednesday, so Shaw could be in the starting nine again with the benefit of the DH spot. The 25-year-old has been used sparsely (1-for-10) since being called up Sept. 1 despite posting a robust .947 OPS over 75 games with Triple-A Sacramento this year.
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