The Giants announced that they have designated Ryan Rohlinger and Henry Sosa for assignment to create 40-man roster space for Brandon Crawford and Chris Stewart (Twitter links). In related moves, the Giants called up Brandon Belt, placed Mike Fontenot on the disabled list with a groin strain, placed Darren Ford on the DL with an ankle sprain and placed Buster Posey on the DL with a fractured bone in his lower left leg.
Rohlinger, 27, appeared in one game with the Giants this year, but he has spent most of his season at Triple-A Fresno, where he has a .174/.294/.331 line with more walks (19) than strikeouts (14) in 144 plate appearances. Sosa, who is also at Triple-A, has a 10.41 ERA with 8.1 K/9 and 6.6 BB/9 in 23 1/3 innings this year. The 25-year-old was more effective at Fresno last year, when he posted a 4.07 ERA in 115 frames as a swingman.