Mar 13, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants left fielder Roger Kieschnick (22) hits a broken-bat RBI single during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Noonan and Roger Kieschnick Optioned To Triple-A Fresno

The Giants have optioned Nick Noonan and Roger Kieschnick to Triple-A this morning. They will report to minor league camp next week.

Feb 26, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics Billy Burns (19) safely slides into second base in front of San Francisco Giants Nick Noonan (21) at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 26, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Oakland Athletics Billy Burns (19) safely slides into second base in front of San Francisco Giants Nick Noonan (21) at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Noonan has had a decent spring so far but he has a lot of competition. Noonan has been overshadowed by Ehire Adrianza‘s amazing spring plus Adrianza could also move to shortstop when Crawford needs a day off.

Adrianza has hit 2 HRs, one from each side of the plate, with a .250 batting average and is also out of options which means he would have to clear waivers before being assigned to Triple-A Fresno. And with the way he’s been playing lately it would be unlikely he would clear waivers.

The Giants also signed Joaquin Arias and Tony Abreu in the off-season so our depth at 2B and the infield is covered even if Scutaro can’t start the season. Arias has been phenomenal (as usual) and is batting .391. He hit a walk-off single on Wednesday against the White Sox. Abreu is batting only .200 and has made a few defensive mistakes this spring that won’t be overlooked. My guess is if anyone else goes, Abreu would be next.

Kieschnick is batting .130 this spring and with the addition of Michael Morse, Gregor Blanco as 4th outfielder and Juan Perez doing so well in Spring Training, there was no need to keep Kieschnick up in the big leagues. At least he’ll get more playing time in Triple-A camp.

Below are other moves made so far this month by the Giants.

03/13/14 LHP Bryce Bandilla assigned to San Francisco Giants.
03/12/14 San Francisco Giants optioned Mike Kickham to Fresno Grizzlies.
San Francisco Giants optioned Hunter Strickland to San Jose Giants.
San Francisco Giants optioned Kendry Flores to San Jose Giants.
San Francisco Giants optioned Adam Duvall to Fresno Grizzlies.
San Francisco Giants optioned Gary Brown to Fresno Grizzlies.
San Francisco Giants optioned Jose De Paula to Fresno Grizzlies.
03/09/14 RHP Edwin Quirarte assigned to San Francisco Giants.
RHP Jorge Bucardo assigned to San Francisco Giants.
OF Elliott Blair assigned to San Francisco Giants.
LHP Adalberto Mejia assigned to San Francisco Giants.
OF Chris Lofton assigned to San Francisco Giants.
SS Jeremy Sy assigned to San Francisco Giants.
RF Tyler Graham assigned to San Francisco Giants.
C Trevor Brown assigned to San Francisco Giants.
RHP Chris Stratton assigned to San Francisco Giants.
OF Brett Krill assigned to San Francisco Giants.
SS Kelby Tomlinson assigned to San Francisco Giants.
C Tyler LaTorre assigned to San Francisco Giants.
SS Ydwin Villegas assigned to San Francisco Giants.
IF Blake Miller assigned to San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco Giants signed OF Darren Ford.
03/08/14 OF Jarrett Parker roster status changed by San Francisco Giants.
LF Ryan Lollis assigned to San Francisco Giants.
SS Juan Ciriaco assigned to San Francisco Giants.
03/06/14 San Francisco Giants optioned Angel Villalona to Fresno Grizzlies.

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