Joe cleared waivers and was returned to the Dodgers' organization Saturday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Joe was given 15 at-bats before the Giants made up their mind not to keep him around. He managed just a single hit. Joe played 49 games for Triple-A Oklahoma City last season, hitting .294/.385/.494.
Joe was designated for assignment by the Giants on Monday.
Joe failed to capitalize on his limited opportunities this season, managing just a single hit in 15 at-bats. As a Rule 5 pick, he'll have to be offered back to the Dodgers if he clears waivers. The move makes room on the roster for Tyler Austin, acquired in a trade from the Twins on Monday.
Joe is starting Friday's game against San Diego, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
As expected, Joe will draw another start in left field with the Giants set to face another lefty. He went 0-for-1 but reached base on a walk during Thursday's season opener.
Joe started and went 0-for-1 with a walk in Thursday's Opening Day loss to San Diego.
Joe got the nod in left field against a southpaw, but was lifted for Gerardo Parra once the Padres went to a right-handed reliever. This deployment signals a platoon situation for the rookie and his veteran counterpart. That said, the Giants are slated to face two more lefties Friday and Saturday, so Joe could find his name in the starting lineup for both contests.
Joe will be present on San Francisco's Opening Day roster, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Joe was acquired by the Giants from the Reds last week but managed to make enough of an impression to grab a spot on the 25-man roster. The 26-year-old provides unique versatility, as he should serve as the No. 3 catcher behind Buster Posey and Erik Kratz, and can also play both corner infield and outfield spots. It remains unclear how much playing time awaits Joe, but he'll get his first taste of the majors after slashing .299/.408/.527 between Double-A and Triple-A last season.
Joe went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Monday's exhibition loss to the Athletics.
Joe started in left field and finished the contest at first base, which could be a preview of his utility role this season. The Rule 5 pick needs to stick on the 25-man roster in order to remain a Giant, and it's looking like that will happen as we near the start of the regular season. Joe can play both corner infield and outfield spots, and can even serve as an emergency catcher. The 26-year-old slashed .299/.408/.527 over two levels in 2018, which makes him an intriguing player to watch in deep leagues in the event injuries or ineffectiveness opens up a window of playing time.
Joe was traded to the Giants from the Reds in exchange for pitcher Jordan Johnson, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Joe was a Rule 5 draft pick for the Reds, and was formerly in the Dodgers organization. He appeared both at Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2018, hitting a combined .299/.408/.527. He'll have to remain on the major-league roster, or else he will be offered back to the Dodgers.
Though Joe, a Rule 5 pick this offseason, spent the first week of spring training at catcher, he hasn't played there in a game yet this week, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Joe has played first base, second base and third base so far, and will get a chance to catch soon. "We are going to look for an opportunity to have him catch, but not quite yet," manager David Bell said. "We don't think it's fair yet given all the activity we've had him doing up to this point. I think after, maybe, he takes a day or two here to catch his breath, we'll pick a day that he will be behind the plate in the next week or so."
Joe will focus on catching during spring training, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The Rule 5 pick has experience at first base, second base, third base and outfield from his time in the minors. However, as was initially speculated, the biggest draw for Cincinnati was his recent work at catcher. Joe will look to crack the Opening Day roster as a third catcher for the Reds, and his additional defensive versatility won't hurt his case. He'll need to impress with the bat against major-league pitching, however. Joe has just 188 plate appearances above Double-A to his name.
Joe was selected by the Reds with the sixth pick in the Rule 5 draft.
Joe has played first base, third base and was recently tried at catcher, which might be what interested Cincinnati. The Reds will bring him to spring training and see what they have in him, but it is possible he will be returned to the Dodgers if he fails to impress in camp. The 26-year-old hit .294/.385/.494 with six home runs in 188 plate appearances at Triple-A last year.
The Braves traded Joe to the Dodgers on Sunday in exchange for international amateur signing bonus pool space, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.
It's the second time in less than two months that Joe has been dealt, as he was previously traded from the Pirates to the Braves in August in the Sean Rodriguez swap. The 25-year-old, who saw action in both the corner infield and corner outfield across 97 minor-league games in 2017, slashed an unremarkable .222/.319/.340 across two levels. He'll likely open the 2018 campaign at Double-A Tulsa.
Joe was traded to the Braves for Sean Rodriguez on Saturday, Tommy Stokke of FanRag Sports reports.
The 39th overall pick in 2014, Joe is about to turn 25 and has been a slightly-below-league-average hitter at Double-A this year (97 wRC+), so he is just barely a relevant prospect. His solid approach (40:34 K:BB) is probably his most impressive offensive trait. Joe has split time between right field and first base this year and profiles as an organizational-depth piece going forward.
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