Saturday, March 30, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Infielder Nick Noonan has cracked the San Francisco Giants' opening day roster, only two weeks after being optioned to the Triple-A Fresno club.
Noonan received the good news that he had been recalled to the big leagues after going 2 for 3 with a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning of a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. That raised his spring training batting average to .273.
He played for Augusta's SAL Championship team in 2008, batting .279 with nine home runs, 68 RBI and 29 stolen bases.
After the game, the Giants placed infielder-outfielder Brett Pill, infielder Tony Abreu and left-hander Eric Surkamp on the major league disabled list. The moves were retroactive to March 22.
In addition, outfielder Francisco Peguero and right-hander Jean Machi were optioned to Fresno. They will have the day off Saturday then report to the Grizzlies club Sunday.
Pill, Surkamp and Peguero also spent time in Augusta.
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