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Giants ink Justin Christian to minors contract

Feb 6, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

Justin Christian (C) of  Mexico celebrat

According to Ken Rosenthal of, the Giants reached agreement on a minor league contract Saturday with outfielder Justin Christian.

Christian, 30, posted a decent .289/.366/.435 batting line with nine homers and 22 stolen bases over 468 plate appearances between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season.

The Lincoln, Nebraska native has spent his entire career in the Yankees’ farm system.  Well, until now.

Christian’s deal does not carry an invitation to big league camp, so he will spend his spring training with the Giants’ minor leaguers and attempt to work his way up once the season begins.  He hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2008.  Right now, he’s playing for Mexico in the Caribbean Series.

  1. genericcommenter - Feb 6, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    He was in the Orioles organization for the 2009 season and then came back to the Yankees after the start of 2010. I remember Christian playing briefly for NYY in 2008, liked him, and remember being happy that he signed with the Orioles- because I thought he might have a better chance for a callup there.

  2. genericcommenter - Feb 7, 2011 at 8:34 AM


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