San Francisco Giants DFA Infielder After 12 Games With Team

The San Francisco Giants have designated first baseman Trenton Brooks for assignment after just 12 games with the team. 

Brooks, 28, was called up nearly a month ago following a productive stint in Triple-A where he posted a .308/.426/.462 line. Despite his minor league success, Brooks struggled to make an impact at the major league level, hitting only .120/.241/.120, with one RBI, one stolen base, and three runs scored in 29 plate appearances. 

His solid walk (13.8%) and strikeout (20.7%) rates were overshadowed by his inability to hit with authority, resulting in no extra-base hits.

To fill Brooks' roster spot, the Giants have selected the contract of left-hander Raymond Burgos. 

The 25-year-old pitcher, who signed minor league deals with the Giants over the past two offseasons, has impressed in Triple-A with a 1.64 ERA over 22 innings, alongside a 27.4% strikeout rate and a 2.4% walk rate, as noted by  of MLB Trade Rumors.

Burgos will provide a much-needed multi-inning option out of the bullpen as the Giants navigate a spate of injuries to their pitching staff, including Blake Snell, Kyle Harrison, Keaton Winn, Robbie Ray, Alex Cobb, and Tristan Beck.

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