SAN FRANCISCO -- You can add another familiar name to the long list of outfielders the Giants are pursuing.
According to a report from ESPN, former Rockies All-Star Carlos Gonzalez has offers from the Giants, Astros and Padres. Gonzalez had been connected to several other teams earlier in the offseason, and according to MLB.com, a reunion with the Rockies is still in play.
The 32-year-old would be a fit for the Giants in one respect. He could provide a modest power upgrade in a corner outfield spot and he seems a fit with the win-now mentality of the front office. Gonzalez likely won't cost nearly as much as other current options, as he is coming off a down year.
Those 2017 numbers also show why Gonzalez probably shouldn't be anywhere near the top of the wish list, despite appearing in three All-Star Games over the past six seasons. Gonzalez hit just 14 homers last season and posted a .762 OPS despite playing half his games at Coors Field. His OPS+ of 87 was well below league average, and his road numbers -- .274 on-base percentage, .332 slugging -- were awful.
The Giants are into their third month of searching for a power bat for an outfield corner. They have been most often connected to Jay Bruce and Andrew McCutchen in recent weeks, but there were no indications this week that any deal was close to being completed.