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.

10 Responses to Giants Sign Justin Christian To Minor League Deal Leave a Reply

  1. thedocjon 4 years ago

    Another former Yankee in the Giants organization. lol.

  2. Green_Monster 4 years 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.

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

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years 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. BustyPoser 4 years ago

    I don’t mind this at all.

  5. Brian 4 years ago

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

  6. bigbird24 4 years 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.

  7. gmenfan 4 years 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.

  8. Welcome home Justin!

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