11:29pm: Baggarly writes that Garko did not see eye-to-eye with manager Bruce Bochy and likely wouldn't have seen much playing time in 2010. Now, the Giants have turned their attention to signing Nick Johnson or Adam LaRoche to play first base. Another option would be to sign Mark DeRosa to play third and move Pablo Sandoval to first.
San Francisco has made offers to all three of the aforementioned free agents, but couldn't agree on the dollar figures. It may take LaRoche a while to come around as he is seeking a three-year, $31.5MM deal.
11:00pm: The Giants elected to not tender Ryan Garko an offer, reports Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News (via Twitter).
After coming to the Giants in July, Garko was unable to get into a rhythm, posting a .638 OPS in 40 games. For his career, the soon-to-be 29-year-old has a slash line of .351/.441/.792.