Jose De Paula Rumors

Giants Designate Nick Noonan, Jose De Paula

The Giants have designated infielder Nick Noonan and lefty Jose De Paula for assignment,┬áthe club announced. In corresponding moves, the club purchased the contracts of Dan Uggla and Tony Abreu. (To create active roster space, Marco Scutaro and Ehire Adrianza were DL’ed.)

Noonan, 25, was the 32nd overall selection in the 2007 draft. He has only 111 largely unsuccessful MLB plate appearances to his name, all last season, and was struggling mightily at the plate this year with a .239/.281/.302 slash line over 340 plate appearances at Triple-A and High-A.

De Paula has yet to see major league action at age 26. The Dominican native owns a 4.21 ERA through 51 1/3 innings pitched (10 starts and six relief appearances) at Triple-A. Over that span, he has struck out 7.2 and walked 2.8 batters per nine, both of which are in line with his career averages.


Giants Claim Jose De Paula

The Giants have claimed Jose De Paula off outright waivers from the Padres, tweets Corey Brock of MLB.com.  The left-hander was designated for assignment by San Diego last week along with Brad Brach, Miles Mikolas, and Jaff Decker.

In his first season at the Double-A level, De Paula posted a 3.86 ERA with 6.9 K/9 and 1.3 BB/9 across 14 starts.  With San Francisco claiming De Paula, all four players from last week's roster shuffle are now out of DFA iimbo.  Decker and Mikolas were traded to the Pirates while Brach was shipped to the Orioles.