The Giants made a number of roster moves today, with Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reporting that the club has designated infielder Corban Joseph for assignment. Taking his spot on the 40-man roster will be Cristhian Adames, who had his contract selected. He’ll be joined on the Major League roster by Mike Gerber, who was also promoted.
After the Giants claimed him off waivers from the crosstown Athletics, Joseph only made 17 plate appearances with San Francisco, mustering lackluster numbers. He tallied a .180 OPS—albeit in just eight games—with the fourth organization of his career.
There’s a chance that number will grow to five, as rival teams will have a chance to claim Joseph on waivers, though he may be traded, released, or assigned outright if he goes unclaimed. He hasn’t yet gotten a real extended chance in the big leagues, as he hasn’t earned more than 57 plate appearances in a single season.