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.

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4 Comments on "Giants Designate Clayton Tanner For Assignment"

J. Alora
4 years 14 hours 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.

4 years 13 hours ago

Or even move to the 60-day DL (Zito).

4 years 11 hours 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!”

4 years 1 hour ago