Giants Designate Emmanuel Burriss For Assignment

The Giants have designated infielder Emmanuel Burriss for assignment, tweets Andrew Baggarly of  In related moves, Aubrey Huff and the newly acquired Marco Scutaro have been activated.

Burriss, 27, hit just .214/.273/.221 in 144 plate appearances this season.  The light-hitting second baseman was ranked as the club's tenth-best prospect in 2008 but has not played more than 61 games in the majors since '09.

24 Responses to Giants Designate Emmanuel Burriss For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. SFrush90 3 years ago

    About freaking time.

  2. Only about three years too late.

  3. Wilsonl 3 years ago


  4. daze 3 years ago


  5. Wilsonl 3 years ago

    Took long enough.

  6. RonnieCoale 3 years ago

    This makes me so happy. Its about time!

  7. J. Alora 3 years ago

    A .243/.304/.270 line in 795 PA’s is not a major leaguer.

    • Robb Logan 3 years ago

      Jeff Mathis and especially Mario Mendoza say hello. It is not always about the bat as so many think. other qualities make the player from D to what he provides in the clubhouse. Just use Inge as a gauge of that. he is not hitting the ball well but since the A’s picked him up what a turn around for that ball club. Russell Martin might be the worst with the bat this season but what he does behind the plate cannot be ignored. Ozzie Smith at the start of his career was sure not threat with the stick. The list goes on.

      • Brian 3 years ago

        His defense was pretty bad too. He could play multiple positions, but none of them very well. He couldn’t hit, and when he made contact, he couldn’t hit for power. He was supposed to be good at getting on base, but when you’re no threat to get any sort of extra base hit, no one’s gonna pitch carefully enough to walk you. His attitude also isn’t that great. He dogged ground outs and pissed off Bochy a while back by not running out a pop up in front of home plate. His only useful tool was his speed. But again, when he doesn’t get on base, it doesn’t matter how many bases he could potentially steal. He pretty much was a waste of space and waste of a roster space. I’m surprised it took this long for the Giants to get rid of him.

        • Nylund 3 years ago

          He was out of options, so the only choice was to DFA him, but since there wasn’t really anyone else to put on the roster, I guess they didn’t feel it was worth it. That, or maybe they held out hope someone who like him as part of a trade package. Although, everyone knew it was only a matter of time before he was DFA’d…

        • Robb Logan 3 years ago

          A my Giant fan how soon all forget. This is the young man who came in on D and made a very good play in the 9th to end the game for Cains perfection. He deserves a little more love than what I am seeing on other posts etc on this and other sites than Giant fans actually are giving him. Also my comment here was meant more towards the fact that J. Alora made the comment that it was not MLB worthy whereas I say the opposite. Those 795 PA’s are so stretched out that most any player in that condition is bound to be more inconsistent than not.

          • WillieMaysField 3 years ago

            Arias made the play to end Cains perfect game and Burriss has two XBH’s in his last 300 AB’s. He can’t hit. I’d rather watch Madbum hit.

  8. Brian 3 years ago

    You can’t even get an .800 ops if you added his average in…

  9. Brian 3 years ago

    Also, there’s something seriously wrong when your slugging percentage is almost the same as your batting average.

  10. Randolph_Knackstedt 3 years ago

    I would have dumped him this season for sure when he wasn’t hustling. So, finally!

  11. BeatEmBucs 3 years ago

    Remember reading an article (maybe in SI?) a few years ago when the Giants were pretty bad and Jon Miller was promoting Burriss as a future cornerstone to season ticket holders. Needless to say, things went pretty differently both for the Giants and Burriss.

  12. Marinersforever71 3 years ago

    Heard from some sources that the San Fran Giants is interested in acquiring relief pitcher Brandon League from the Seattle Mariners. If that’s true, the Mariners in return should get Emmanuel Burriss and a minor league player to help out both teams for sure. Burriss can use a change of scenery in Emerald City after the the Mariners did not get a position player from the Yankees for Ichiro earlier in the week. He would be a good upgrade over Chone Figgins. Please Jack Z. and Brian Sabean get on the phone to make the trade.

  13. HHHDMS 3 years ago

    Finally. He couldn’t hit and was lost half the time in the field. His best option is to be a pinch runner if anything at all

  14. Cha5678 3 years ago

    Go get ’em Nats

  15. camerondatzker 3 years ago

    Emmanuel Burris had alot of potential but like most of Brian Sabean choices, he quickly fizzled out. I think that The Padres or Astros will take a shot on him.

  16. BustyPoser 3 years ago

    I shouldn’t be this happy about someone being out of a job, but…

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