— Chris Haft/SF Giants (@sfgiantsbeat) March 14, 2014
Noonan, Kieschnick optioned to Triple-A Heading to minor-league camp Monday. #sfgiants
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.