Burriss, Ford optioned; 5 more cut from Giants camp

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Burriss, Ford optioned; 5 more cut from Giants camp

March 21, 2011
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The Giants cut RHP Casey Daigle, RHP Shane Loux, RHP Felix Romero, C Jackson Williams, IF Emmanuel Burriss, IFOF Brad Eldred and OF Darren Ford, according to Giants beat writer Henry Schulman on Twitter.
Burriss and Ford, already on the Giants' 40-man roster, were optioned to AAA-Fresno. The five other players were cut from camp and reassigned.
With the moves, the Giants now have 34 total players left in camp, including six non-roster invitees. Burriss has played in 163 games with the Giants since 2008, including 95 in 2008, when he hit .283 with 13 stolen bases. He played in just seven games with the major league club in 2010. Ford was called up when rosters expanded on Sept. 1, 2010 and immediately made an impact in San Francisco. He entered the Sept. 1 game against the Rockies as a pinch-runner, and scored the game-winning run after stealing third base and advancing home on a throwing error.

Giants DFA RHP Neil Ramirez, call up RHP Bryan Morris from Triple-A

Giants DFA RHP Neil Ramirez, call up RHP Bryan Morris from Triple-A

The Giants designated right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez Sunday and purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Bryan Morris from Triple-A in a corresponding move, the team announced.  

Ramirez appeared in nine games for the Giants this season. In 10.1 innings pitched, he went 0-0 with a 13.06 ERA. 

Morris has spent time with both the San Jose Giants and Sacramento River Cats this season. Between the two levels, Morris is 1-0 with 0.00 ERA in five games. 

The 30-year-old fractured his right foot in spring training during a live batting practice drill. Over five years in the majors, Morris is 18-12 with a 2.80 ERA. 

Giants lineup: Nunez leading off, playing shortstop vs Padres

Giants lineup: Nunez leading off, playing shortstop vs Padres

As Bruce Bochy continues to move around his order, Eduardo Nunez is up to the leadoff spot Sunday against the Padres.

San Diego Padres (10-16)

1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Erick Aybar (S) SS
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Austin Hedges (R) C
6. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
7. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
8. Jabari Blash (R) LF
9. Clayton Richard (L) P

San Francisco Giants (9-16)

1. Eduardo Nunez (R) SS
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Hunter Pence (R) RF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Michael Morse (R) 1B
6. Christian Arroyo (R) 3B
7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
9. Ty Blach (R) P