Giants Sign Emmanuel Burriss

The Giants announced that they signed arbitration eligible infielder Emmanuel Burriss to a one-year Major League contract. The team also confirmed the signing of catcher Eli Whiteside to a one-year, Major League deal. 

Nez Balelo of CAA Sports represents Burriss, one of San Francisco's many arbitration eligible players. The 26-year-old appeared at every infield position and in left field in 2011 while posting a .204/.253/.212 line in 152 plate appearances. He has appeared in parts of four Major League seasons and had a projected salary of $600K heading into the offseason.

10 Responses to Giants Sign Emmanuel Burriss Leave a Reply

  1. Kurt Straube 4 years ago

    Why major league?

  2. baybombers 4 years ago


  3. camerondatzker 4 years ago

     If The Giants were smart they would sign Milwaukee Brewers Shortstop Yunesky Betancourt to a one year contract and also sign Former Chicago Cubs 1st Baseman Carlos Pena to a 2 year contract.

    • Hubbs2 4 years ago

      If you could just switch the word ‘smart’ to idiotic then I would 100% agree with you.
      Betancourt’s career OBP is .292, Brandon Crawford’s was .288 last year as a rookie with less than half a year at AAA. Crawford would be a top 5 SS defensively if he played a whole year
      Carlos Pena would block the Giants best prospect in Belt, he will produce close to the same power numbers with superb defense if he plays the whole, all the while keeping the salary much much lower.
      Neither would upgrade the Giants at all

  4. Hubbs2 4 years ago

    I wish I could understand what this means

  5. 55legend 4 years ago


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