The Casey McGehee era in San Francisco has come to an end. The Giants designated the veteran third baseman for assignment Sunday morning.
The club didn’t wait all that long to make the move. McGehee played in just 35 games with the team after being acquired during the offseason. The 32-year-old hit just .200/.254/.282 over 118 plate appearances.
The team will now have 10 days to trade, waive or outright McGehee. Any team can put in a claim for McGehee on waivers, but it’s assumed his $4.8 million salary will scare clubs away.
McGehee has not decided whether he would accept an assignment to Triple-A, according to Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News.
“That’s not a decision I feel I’m capable of making in 10 minutes,” McGehee said. “There’s other people involved, my family. When I’m here I try to play for the team and do what the team asks, but as far as life, you’ve got another team you’ve got to consider and that’s your wife and your kids.“I told (Bruce Bochy) and Bobby both, there’s a lot of good here. It’s obvious the team’s playing good, it’s a great organization, it’s home, pretty much, for me. There’s a lot of good here. So I’ve got some things to think about.”
“I just want Duff to make sure he has nothing to feel bad about,” McGehee said. “He’s doing his job, he’s doing it really well, and you know, the rest of it I’ll leave between us. But basically I wanted to make sure that he knew he has absolutely nothing to feel bad about. He should be proud that he’s forced the issue to the point where you’ve got to get him on the field, and that’s what his job is. That’s what he’s supposed to do.”
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