The San Francisco Giants made the first cuts of the spring, sending 1B Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno, and reassigning SS Ehire Adrianza, OFThomas Neal, OF Wendell Fairley, C Johnny Monell, C Hector Sanchez, C Jackson Williams and IF Nick Noonan to minor league camp.
It’s curious that none of these moves involved pitchers. So, we would guess that a second round of cuts likely will be coming Wednesday.
In another move Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles returned pitcher Steve Johnson to the Giants. Johnson was a Rule 5 draft pick in December by the Orioles. Johnson was assigned to Bowie of the Eastern League.