San Francisco Giants Release Big-Name Shortstop After Brief Stint With Team

The San Francisco Giants have made the decision to release shortstop Paul DeJong, marking the end of his brief tenure with the team.

This move comes just a month after they signed him, reflecting his struggles at the plate with a batting average of .184 in 50 plate appearances.

His offensive woes continued as he posted a .129 batting average in 94 plate appearances between his time with the Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco.

Although DeJong demonstrated strong defensive skills at shortstop, the Giants opted to part ways with him, making him a free agent once he clears release waivers.

At 30 years old, DeJong remains relatively young in the baseball world, and his future in the league will likely hinge on his ability to secure a new opportunity with another club during the offseason.

Despite the challenges he faced this season, his potential as a player with both defensive prowess and the capability to bounce back offensively may open doors for him in the competitive world of professional baseball.

DeJong's journey continues as he looks ahead to the next chapter in his career. Photo Credit:  Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports