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San Francisco Giants Designate Justin Christian For Assignment

By Bryan Rose

For Justin, the writing was on the wall – and today the ink dried.

Needing to make room on the 40-man roster for both Ryan Theriot and Guillermo Mota, the speedy outfielder who made a handful of fantastic plays in the field for the black and orange last year was let go and will now go through the waiver process.

Not known for his bat, Christian batted .255 (12-for-47) over 18 games with the Giants down the stretch last season after hitting .294/.376/.459 between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Fresno – but he does posses the ability to play all three outfield slots and can motor on the basepaths. Granted, there’s a difference between pure speed and ability to steal bases – but as the old adage says, you can’t teach speed. I’m sure JC will find a spot some place (possibly even back at Fresno), despite being a 32 year old career minor-leaguer.