According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman:
The Giants appear to be taking a close look at free-agent third baseman Joe Crede. They’ve reviewed Crede’s medical report and don’t appear discouraged about pursuing him.
It seems likely that Crede can be had on a one-year deal; Scott Boras has done many such contracts to rebuild value. He’d be another excellent short-term addition for the Giants, who are remaking the team through smart free agent signings. Crede would complement new shortstop Edgar Renteria, who is well below average on plays to his right.