The Giants have designated infielder Nick Noonan and lefty Jose De Paula for assignment, the 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.
that didnt take long for uggla to get back to the majors. braves should have dfa’d him not just outright release.
No one was going to take on his contract, which runs through next season at 13+ million; and even if the Braves took on his entire contract, no one would give up anything of value.
I bet Noonan gets claimed. He can play multiple positions and is only 25. That kind of versatility is needed in a UT infielder, which he can be.
Didn’t Abreu opt out of this contract the other day?
I still remember when Noonan was compared to Chase Utley by some scouts.