Giants Sign Justin Christian To Minor League Deal

The Giants have agreed to sign outfielder Justin Christian to a minor league contract according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, but they did not give him an invitation to Spring Training.

Christian, 31 in April, spent last year playing in the Yankees' minor league system, hitting .289/.366/.435 with 22 steals and nearly as many walks (48) as strikeouts (56) in 468 plate appearances, mostly at Double-A. He was brilliant in the Mexican Pacific League this winter, hitting .356/.452/.561 with 22 doubles, ten homers, 24 steals (one caught stealing), 44 walks, and 27 strikeouts in 253 at-bats.

Christian's lone big league action came in 2008, when he hit .250/.302/.325 with seven steals in 43 plate appearances for New York. He's spent the majority of his career in the outfield (all three spots), but he's seen work at second base and shortstop.


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10 Comments on "Giants Sign Justin Christian To Minor League Deal"


thedocjon
4 years 6 months ago

Another former Yankee in the Giants organization. lol.

Green_Monster
4 years 6 months ago

Good pickup for the Giants. He had pretty good minor league numbers for the Yankees last year, and had a great season Mexican Pacific League this winter.

4 years 6 months ago

So did Christian lose his job in AAA when the Yanks signed Maxwell?

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

No he was out of options and allowed to walk along time before the Maxwell signing. He had a great AZL and I was hoping the Yanks would bring him back. He can be a nice 4th or 5th OF for the Giants. He has a little bit of everything.

4 years 6 months ago

Ah, thanks. I was wondering.

BustyPoser
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t mind this at all.

Brian
4 years 6 months ago

meh news, but who knows? maybe he’ll pull an andres torres

bigbird24
4 years 6 months ago

Maybe he can be the next Scott McClain. He may never sniff SF, but at least Fresno will be a better team as long as he doesn’t block anyone.

gmenfan
4 years 6 months ago

I don’t mind this either. He didn’t receive an invitation to spring training so its not like he’s aimlessly filling a roster spot. Nothing wrong with having some extra parts around in case of injury or whatever.

4 years 6 months ago

Welcome home Justin!