Giants Sign Bill Hall, Freddy Sanchez Lands on DL

The San Francisco Giants have signed on Bill Hall for the remainder of the season after putting Freddy Sanchez on the disabled list with a dislocated shoulder.

According to the Associated Press, Hall was chilling at home in Arizona playing video games with his cousin when his agent called to tell him the Giants may need an infielder.

Just a week after being released by the last-place Houston Astros upon batting just .224 with two homers and 13 RBI, one team's trash became another team's treasure:

"I felt like this was a good option. I know a lot of guys on the team. I’m in first place now. That helps. From what I’ve heard this is a great clubhouse, a good organization."

And it probably pays a bit better than sitting on your ass trying to beat your cousin at Madden.

Meanwhile, Freddy Sanchez was leading the team in hitting with a .298 average when he dislocated his right shoulder Friday night while diving for a grounder up the middle. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday and is awaiting an MRI exam to see just how bad things are. In the meantime, Hall is a cheap replacement with reliable fielding skills.

Welcome back to the big leagues buddy!

[San Francisco Chronicle]


Anonymous said...

With the season the Giants are having, not sure they're going to luck out like they did with Burrell last year but wish Hall the very best.