SF Giants versatile glove added back to the active roster

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The SF Giants added back a versatile glove in Brett Wisely. Outfielder Matt Beaty was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move according to the team's transaction log.

SF Giants versatile glove added back to the active roster

This is the second time that the Giants have optioned Beaty. He was acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Royals just as the season was getting underway. The left-handed bat was not on the Royals' active roster, but the Giants decided to add him to it in favor of speedy outfielder Bryce Johnson.

Beaty has appeared in four games, collecting one hit in five plate appearances. He has some good experience against right-handed pitching, but he is limited defensively. The Giants have struggled to find any playing time for him.

Perhaps, a sign of an poor roster fit is the fact that the Giants switched out a lefty bat in Beaty for Wisely. Wisely does give them a little extra versatility, but he also has limited experience above Double-A.

With that being said, the 23-year-old was off to a hot start with the Sacramento River Cats, slashing .304/.467/.500 (144 wRC+) with nine doubles, zero home runs, eight RBI, and 11 runs in 63 plate appearances. This includes a very solid 20.6 percent walk rate against a 22.2 percent strikeout rate.

He is performing well in his first full season at Triple-A and is still at a relatively young age, so there could be some upside left to realize. However, it may take more minor league seasoning before he is ready.

Wisely has spent plenty of time in the field as a pro, especially at second base. However, the Giants are experimenting with him in center field as well. The utility prospect had just 23.1 innings of experience in the outfield prior to this season, but he has spent quite a bit of his time in center field (44 innings) with the River Cats in 2023.

Wisely was the starting center fielder for the Giants on Tuesday. He recorded three hitless at-bats with two strikeouts in San Francisco's 4-2 loss against the Miami Marlins. While much of the roster is limited in the field, Wisely gives the Giants versatility that they definitely need.