San Francisco Giants Sign Another Outfielder Not Named Bryce Harper
By Michael Saltzman
The San Francisco Giants have been busy in the last few weeks adding outfielders to their roster and none of them are Bryce Harper.
After signing Craig Gentry and Gerardo Parra to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training, the San Francisco Giants have reportedly added another outfielder, Cameron Maybin.
Maybin is right handed and has experience in center field, so he would seem to be a logical platoon fit with Steven Duggar.
Duggar, who’s coming off season ending shoulder surgery in 2018, might not be ready for opening day, despite optimism from the Giants.
Andrew Baggarly and Ken Rosenthal were first to report the news of a deal for Maybin. The San Francisco Giants are still in the hunt for the top outfielder in free agency.
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Harper hasn’t seemed to come any closer to a decision, but that hasn’t stopped twitter accounts from reporting on speculation of where he might go and Giants fans hoping he’ll choose the Bay Area.
Within the last 24 hours many within the bay area have speculated that the Giants and Harper are closing in on an announcement this weekend, while on the other coast, the Phillies and their fans certainly have been hyping up the potential that Harper is going to sign there as well. That in part, was fueled by Harper’s comment on Rhys Hoskin’s instagram post.
In the meantime, the Giants president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi, is continuing to create competition in camp for the 40 man roster.
With all these small moves, the Giants seem to be getting incrementally better. One problem with the glut of outfield adds is none of them are young. For a team that wanted to get younger, Gentry, Parra and Maybin do not do that.
For proof, here’s a link to a 2015 Around the Foghorn article on possible outfield adds. Both Maybin and Parra were options then too.
The Giants will still be trying to land the 26 year old Harper despite these signings, but there still seems to be no indication that an answer to that is coming soon.