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Giants designate Jeff Francoeur for assignment, place Chad Gaudin on 15-day disabled list

Aug 20, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT

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The Giants made a flurry of 25-man and 40-man roster moves before Tuesday night’s game vs. the Red Sox.

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The Giants recalled pitchers Mike Kickham and Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno and made room on the 25-man roster by placing Chad Gaudin on the disabled list and designating Jeff Francoeur for assignment.

Francoeur signed a minor league contract with San Francisco on July 9, four days after being released by the Royals. He wound up hitting just .194/.206/.226 with zero home runs and 12 strikeouts in 63 plate appearances with the Giants.

The 29-year-old outfielder could struggle to ever make it back to the major league level.

Gaudin is suffering from┬ácarpal-tunnel syndrome. He was hammered for eight runs on 11 hits and four walks last Friday against the Marlins. Barry Zito will start in his place in Wednesday’s series finale with Boston.

  1. gabeguterres - Aug 20, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    I bet you have to do a lot of groping to get carpal-tunnel syndrome.

  2. raysfan1 - Aug 20, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Pity Craigg appears to be losing one of his favorite whipping boys.

  3. Craig Calcaterra - Aug 20, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    • jcmeyer10 - Aug 20, 2013 at 8:16 PM

      You gotta love how Frankie bought pizza for an entire section though.

  4. punksinplay - Aug 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    Good outfielder, great arm. He just cannot hit.

    • bobulated - Aug 20, 2013 at 10:34 PM

      I would have to say he lived on the rep the last few seasons though; he still had the arm but the range had been becoming more limited.
      Someone will pick him up off the scrap pile and give him a shot, perhaps in the minors this year and then a minor league deal next spring.

  5. skerney - Aug 20, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Goodnight, sweet prince.

    • Old Gator - Aug 20, 2013 at 10:52 PM

      Too bad he wasn’t playing for the Angels. You could have quoted the entire line.

      • jwbiii - Aug 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

        The Angels could still sign him. They don’t really need a weak hitting fourth outfielder, but Jerry DiPoto has done more inexplicable things.

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