Giants Designate Clayton Tanner For Assignment

The Giants designated Clayton Tanner for assignment, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle (on Twitter). The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for Eric Surkamp, who started against Houston tonight.

Tanner, a 23-year-old left-hander, has yet to appear in the Major Leagues. The 2006 third rounder has a 3.66 ERA with 6.6 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 686 1/4 minor league innings. He has spent the 2011 season starting for the Giants' Double-A Richmond affiliate.


4 Responses to Giants Designate Clayton Tanner For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. J. Alora 4 years ago

    Wow, kind of surprised at this. It’s not as if they didn’t have plenty of veteran mediocrity to cut loose on the roster.

  2. jfretless 4 years ago

    Upon hearing he was DFA’d, Tanner threw down his glove and refused to come off the field.  Then two security guards, dressed in suits tried to chase down Tanner.  Tanner, being younger and faster than the guards, eluded capture, to the delight the crowd.  Amused, the crowd started chanting, “Let Them Play!”, “Let Them Play!”

  3. Wilsonl 4 years ago

    Meh..   

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