Giants Release Mike Fontenot

In a surprising move today, the Giants cut 2B Mike Fontenot. Fontenot came over in an August trade with the Cubs for OF Evan Crawford. Last year he hit .227/.304/.377 in 252 PA’s. His release likely solidifies Ryan Theriot’s roster spot as well as gives Joaquin Arias and Brett Pill an easier path to a spot on the opening day roster. Were it up to me I would have started Fontenot on opening day and platooned him with Ryan Theriot until Freddy Sanchez was healthy. I find this move to be a bit odd, but given the lack of depth among middle infielders, Philadelphia or Atlanta may end up bringing Fontenot in.

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