Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:19:14 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Ehire Adrianza has always been a sure-handed defensive infielder, but his bat has been slow to develop in the minors. He's a switch hitter competing for a roster spot this spring and has a career average of .248 in the minor leagues. Adrianza finished the 2013 season at Triple-A Fresno, hitting .310 in 45 games.
He's impressed this spring, and manager Bruce Bochy called him "the most impressive guy in camp so far." As of Wednesday, March 12, he was 5-for-19 (.263) with two home runs. "I've seen power; I've seen him drive the ball at times in the minor leagues, but just not consistently," assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. After those adjustments, Evans said, "he was hitting the ball hard – not soft line drives – and it showed in the box scores." Adrianza is competing with INFs Joaquin Arias, Nick Noonan and Brandon Hicks. Adrianza played almost exclusively at shortstop in the minors, but he's looked adequate at second base in camp.
Fantasy Tip: The Giants are bringing Marco Scutaro (back) along slowly, and there's a decent chance he begins on the DL. At his age, too, he'll likely need to be spelled frequently throughout the season. Adrianza is a real sleeper option in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:15:11 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is worried about the progress of 2B Marco Scutaro (back), who is at least another week away from playing in spring games. "If you ask me at the end of next week and he's not playing or close to playing, we'll have to have another plan here," said Bochy. Scutaro started taking groundballs last week and did soft toss Friday, March, but he's "still a few days away from live BP." The team would like Scutaro to receive at least 30 to 35 at-bats in camp. INFs Tony Abreu, Nick Noonan, Brandon Hicks and Ehire Adrianza are receiving extra playing time on the infield as a result.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:14:34 -0800
San Francisco Giants INF Ehire Adrianza belted a three-run homer in the Cactus League spring game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Adrianza has a legitimate shot at breaking camp with the big club, and this start certainly helps. However, he will need many more days like this before he is thought about by fantasy owners.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:40:37 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, Feb. 18, that 2B Marco Scutaro will rest periodically, and that INF Joaquin Arias likely will receive most of the activity at second base when Scutaro sits. During spring training, 2B Tony Abreu and SS Ehire Adrianza are also likely to see time at second base while they compete for a utility role.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:15:53 -0700
The San Francisco Giants will recall SS Ehire Adrianza, P Jake Dunning, RP George Kontos, C Johnny Monell, SS Nick Noonan, OF Francisco Peguero and OF Juan C. Perez from Triple-A Fresno Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:22:22 -0700
The San Francisco Giants optioned SS Ehire Adrianza, 2B Nick Noonan, P Jake Dunning, P Chris Heston, OF Roger Kieschnick, OF Juan C. Perez and P Edwin Escobar to Triple-A Fresno Friday, March 15.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 05:57:07 -0700
The San Francisco Giants reassigned P Seth Rosin, Shawn Sanford, C Andrew Susac, SS Joe Panik and C Tommy Joseph to minor league camp. The team optioned OF Francisco Peguero and SS Ehire Adrianza to Triple-A Fresno.
Mon, 16 May 2011 06:40:59 -0700
San Francisco Giants SS Ehire Adrianza (thumb) and P Brett Bochy (elbow) have joined Low-A Augusta as they work their way back from thumb and elbow surgeries.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 22:31:17 -0700
The San Francisco Giants made their first round of roster cuts Monday, March 14, reports Chris Haft, of MLB.com. The team optioned SS Ehire Adrianza, RP Jose Casilla, 3B Conor Gillaspie, RP Alex Hinshaw, OF Thomas Neal, OF Francisco Peguero, P Henry Sosa and SP Clayton Tanner to the minors. The team also reassigned OF Gary Brown, SS Brandon Crawford, SS Charlie Culberson, OF Terry Evans, RP Waldis Joaquin, C Tommy Joseph, SS Nick Noonan, OF Juan Perez, P Wilmin Rodriguez, C Hector Sanchez, P Jason Stoffel, P Ryan Verdugo and P Matt Yourkin to the minor league camp.
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:06:42 -0800
The San Francisco Giants added OF Thomas Neal and SS Ehire Adrianza to their 40-man roster Wednesday, Nov. 17, according to The Sports Network.