With a week until the first players start showing up at Scottsdale Stadium, the Giants reportedly have added an outfielder to a mix that figures to be heavy on platoons.
The Giants signed veteran Brandon Guyer to a minor league contract, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. Guyer provides non-roster depth to a group that also includes Joey Rickard and Jamie Westbrook as non-roster invitees.
The #SFGiants sign veteran outfielder Brandon Guyer to minor-league contract with invite to their big-league training camp. He'll earn $1 million if he makes their 26-man roster.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 3, 2020
Guyer didn't play in the big leagues last year and had just a .671 OPS for the Cleveland Indians the year before, but he always has displayed a skill that makes him appealing to the Giants, who lean heavily to the left with their current outfield.
Guyer is a right-handed hitter who has a career .274/.376/.449 slash line against lefties, although most of that damage was done in the middle of the last decade.
The 34-year-old has played five big league seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays and three with the Indians.
The Giants don't currently have a set outfield, but the guys who are closest to regulars all hit left-handed. Mike Yastrzemski should start just about every game and Alex Dickerson has the inside track in left field.
San Francisco also has Steven Duggar back in the mix. Guyer could join Rickard, Westrbook, Jaylin Davis and Austin Slater from the right side.