San Francisco Giants: Free agency dark horse options

By Danny Vietti
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Sep 8, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Jimmy Paredes (38) is forced out on the first part of a double play by New York Yankees second baseman Stephen Drew (14) in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

2B/SS Stephen Drew

2015 Statistics: 131 games, .201/.271/.381, 17 home runs, 16 doubles, 44 RBIs, 0.4 WAR

Reason for Signing: Bench depth/Utility player

Sep 4, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Baltimore Orioles right fielder Gerardo Parra (18) hits two run RBI double against Toronto blue Jays in the eighth inning at Rogers Centre. Orioles beat Jays 10 – 2. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports

OF Gerardo Parra

2015 Statistics: 155 games, .291/.328/.369, 14 home runs, 36 doubles, 51 RBIs, 0.4 WAR, .992 fielding percentage

Reason for Signing: Replace Angel Pagan/Bench depth

Sep 4, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA;Chicago Cubs left fielder Chris Denorfia (15) misses a fly ball hit by an Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

OF Chris Denorfia

2015 Statistics: 103 games, .269/.319/.373, 18 runs, 11 doubles, 18 RBIs, 0.4 WAR, 1.000 fielding percentage

Reason for Signing: Bench depth

October 20, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Trevor Cahill (53) pitches the sixth inning against the New York Mets in game four of the NLCS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

RHP Trevor Cahill

2015 Statistics: 1-0, 2.12 ERA, 17.0 innings, 22 strikeouts, 0.765 WHIP, 0.5 WAR

Reason for Signing: Fill the 5th starting pitcher role

Jul 1, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Kyle Lohse (26) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

RHP Kyle Lohse

2015 Statistics: 5-13, 5.85 ERA, 108 strikeouts, 2.51 SO/W, 43 BB, 29 HR allowed, -1.3 WAR

Reason for Signing: Fill the 5th starting pitcher role/Lohse is a native of Northern California (Hamilton City, CA)

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