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San Francisco Giants: Under the radar free agent options

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Oct 30, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pinch hitter Juan Uribe hits a RBI single against the Kansas City Royals in the 6th inning in game three of the World Series at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

3B/2B Juan Uribe

Golly, that name sounds familiar. Maybe its because he was the Giants everyday shortstop in 2010 when they went on to win their first championship in the San Francisco era. Sometimes this is easy to forget after seeing him in Dodger blue for the past few seasons.

Nevertheless, Uribe is now 36-years-old who can still supply some pop and durability in the infield. As I have been preaching for some slides now, San Francisco (and any contender for that matter) needs to sign some role players to add some sort of depth to their bench. Uribe can play almost any infield position and stay relatively healthy.

Between Uribe’s three teams this past season (Dodgers, Braves, and Mets), he slashed .253/.320/.417 with 43 RBIs, and 14 home runs–the most he has totaled since that 2010 season.

Uribe is familiar with the organization and he will be fairly cheap, demanding between $2-5 million. Uribe could be a great fit who can add to a thin bench.

Next: Drew Stubbs

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