Avelino was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday.
Avelino had been in the mix for a bench spot, though his odds were likely always slim, as he has just 11 plate appearances under his belt. He'll wait for his chance at the Triple-A level, where he owns a poor .241/.285/.345 line in 97 games.
The 24-year-old is apparently good to go two days after exiting Sunday's game versus the Rockies due to right leg discomfort. Avelino is competing for a reserve role in the Giants infield but seems likely to open the campaign at Triple-A Sacramento.
Avelino was removed from Sunday's game against the Rockies due to discomfort in his right leg, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. He went 1-for-4 with a double prior to exiting.
Avelino appeared to suffer the injury while running to second base on his double in the ninth inning, and he would eventually leave the field with the team trainer. The team should provide an update on his condition upon further evaluation.
Avelino will have his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Avelino was one of two players acquired from the Yankees in exchange for Andrew McCutchen at the waiver deadline. The 23-year-old split time between Double- and Triple-A this season, and while he's known more for his glove, he posted a solid .283/.329/.438 slash line with 15 homers and 27 stolen bases across a combined 126 games (77 at Triple-A, 49 at Double-A). Avelino will likely serve as infield depth throughout the final month of the season, though he should also see some occasional starts as the Giants look to rest Brandon Crawford and other veterans with the team slipping out of the playoff picture.
Avelino was traded from the Yankees along with Juan De Paula in exchange for Andrew McCutchen on Friday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
The 23-year-old middle infielder hit an excellent .337/.392/.553 with 10 homers and 15 steals in 49 games for Double-A Trenton. In 74 games for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, however, the numbers aren't nearly as pretty, as he hit just .252/.291/.372 with five homers and 10 steals. He looks to be a future utility infielder, though he could potentially raise his profile if he can repeat his Double-A performance at the Triple-A level next season.
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