The chances of the San Francisco Giants re-signing free
agent infielder Ryan Theriot are “very slim,” according to Henry Schulman of
The San Francisco Chronicle.
Chances of #sfgiants reunion with Theriot are very slim. He doesn't just want more playing time. He's hoping for a starting gig....
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) February 16, 2013
Schulman notes that the reason a reunion is unlikely is that Theriot is hoping for a starting job or at least a significant amount of playing time. If the Giants do not re-sign Theriot, manager Bruce Bochy said that top three candidates to replace the veteran are Tony Abreu, Kensuke Tanake and Wilson Valdez.
Theriot signed with the Giants last offseason and hit .270/.316/.321 with 16 doubles over 384 plate appearances last season. The 33-year-old owns a career batting line of .281/.341/.350 over eight seasons at the major league level.
Beyond the Giants, the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians have also been tied to Theriot this offseason.
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