Jarrett Parker was the player optioned to clear room for Brandon Belt’s return to the San Francisco Giants lineup. The move was announced shortly before start of game. Parker will be promoted, to to speak, to Triple-A however from Double-A ball.
#sfgiants have optioned Jarrett Parker to triple-Fresno.
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 2, 2014
Parker did not have an at-bat, nor even have a chance to play in the game. Still, that the Giants thought enough to even be available off the bench is probably a good indication in what the Giants organization thinks of him.
Parker is hitting .275/.368/.463 for Richmond in the Eastern League, which is known for being a “pitchers’ league.” While his time in the big leagues in this go around was short, it has to be encouraging to the young man to even be considered. I imagine we’ll see him again soon day.
Parker is a lefty and an outfielder. With the left-handed hitting Travis Ishikawa available off the bench, and now with the return of left-handed hitting Belt, I’m sure Parker understood that his time with the team was limited.
At least he got a free trip to New York out of it and a good upgrade in hotel accommodations in Manhattan compared to the Super-8 in Altoona, PA where he was heading before. This time though, he’s headed to Fresno to join the Triple-A Grizzlies.