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Giants activate Ryan Theriot from the disabled list

May 24, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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Ryan Theriot is back from the disabled list, as the Giants activated the veteran infielder following a minimum 15-day stay for an elbow injury.

To make room on the roster San Francisco optioned Charlie Culberson to Triple-A after the rookie went 3-for-22 (.136) in his first taste of the big leagues.

Prior to injuring his elbow Theriot was the Giants’ primary second baseman and he figures to reclaim the job, although Emmanuel Burriss is also in the mix after playing there for most of the past two weeks. Burriss is the rare player compared to whom Theriot is actually an upgrade offensively.

  1. Gamera the Brave - May 24, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Sorry Charlie – you just finished your cup of coffee…
    Everyone likes Burriss until he steps up to the plate – he’s got a brutal case of the yips at bat.
    And TOOTBLAN!

  2. l0yalr0yal - May 24, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    If the day ever comes that I get to meet Ryan Theriot, I’m going to ask him:

    “Are you as surprised as I am that someone is actually paying you money to play professional baseball?”

  3. SOBEIT - May 24, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    Should have kept Fontenot.

  4. thenoblebard93 - May 24, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    You wish for Fontenot now, but you’re forgetting that he was equally bad.

    • SOBEIT - May 24, 2012 at 3:48 PM

      Fontenot is more durable than Theriot…has a little better (as in can hit it out of the infield and actually get a multi-base hit which Burriss has not done in forever) bat than Burriss and can play multiple infield positions. Fontenot was just more consistent as bench help than Burriss or Theriot during prolonged DLs from Sandoval and FSanchez..

      We have Arias, who can go back to 2nd when Sandoval returns. But I really like Arias’ range at 3rd and believe he can make plays that Sandoval could never make…shoot most people could not make the picks and throws Arias has shown from 3rd…but we need Sandoval’s bat as well and just can’t put him at 1st where he might be less of a defensive liability…and blocking playing time for the development of Belt or Pill.

      • thomas2727 - May 24, 2012 at 3:51 PM

        I know Belt has a good OBP but the guy is not impressing me.

        He has a big looping swing that looks like it has a hole in it.

        I see that clock running out on Crawford too. I could see Arias playing more at short when Panda comes back.

      • SOBEIT - May 24, 2012 at 5:02 PM

        @thomas

        Ironically Crawford has been good (well better than when not in 2 hole) with the bat in the 2hole, but what is up with his glove which was supposed to be his strength. Just very confusing that his glove is what is depressing me the most. Arias can play 3,2,ss…so he is going to stick.

  5. thomas2727 - May 24, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    FREDDY FREDDY FREDDY

  6. Marty - May 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

    KEPPINGER KEPPINGER KEPPINGER

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