Pair of SF Giants players outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers

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The SF Giants gained clarity on a pair of players on Monday. Both Trenton Brooks and Raymond Burgos were outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers according to Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Pair of SF Giants players outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers

For the time being, Spencer Howard is the only Giants player on waivers. It may be a few days before his matter is resolved.

Brooks' adjustment to major league pitcher did not go as planned. The left-handed bat was in the midst of a solid season in Sacramento, slashing .308/.426/.462 (120 wRC+) with four home runs, 18 RBI, and 23 runs in 177 plate appearances. This included a 17.5 percent walk rate, 15.3 percent strikeout rate, and a .154 ISO.

Brooks controls the strike zone well but has limited power upside. He did reach at least 10 home runs in each of the past two seasons in the minors, so the Giants were hoping that he might be a bit of a late bloomer.

The Giants struggled to get meaningful production out of the first base position in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s absence, and Brooks contributed to that as he tallied just three hits in 25 at-bats. He will return to Sacramento where he may have to compete for playing time.

Blake Sabol and Logan Porter have handled first base in Brooks' absence. And, the River Cats have a number of outfield options with Grant McCray, Hunter Bishop, Jerar Encarnación, Brett Auerbach, and Ryan McKenna.

On the other hand, Raymond Burgos was designated for assignment after making his major league debut where he yielded one earned run with one strikeout in one innning of work against the Chicago Cubs.

Burgos spent the 2023 season in the Giants organization, but he started this year with Guerreros de Oaxaca of the Mexican League before agreeing to join the Giants on a minor league deal.

The lefty reliever had been one of Sacramento's best pitchers before getting added to the Giants roster. In nine appearances, he had a 1.64 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 9.4 K/9, and an 11.50 SO/W ratio while working as a multi-inning reliever with the River Cats. Both Brooks and Burgos will return to a Sacramento team that has a 47-34 record.