Former Giants first baseman/left fielder Brett Pill is back stateside after spending the last three seasons in Korea.
The Detroit Tigers announced Tuesday the club signed Pill to a minor-league deal. Terms of the deal are unknown at this time.
Pill, selected in the seventh round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Giants, has played his whole three-year MLB career (2011-13) in San Francisco. Over a span of 111 games played, Pill hit .233/.279/.404 with nine home runs for the Giants.
Playing for the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization, Pill, now 32, slashed .312/.359/.521 and slugged 20 home runs in 2016.
Pill bashed a total of 61 home runs over three seasons in Korea.
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With the Giants shuffling players around, Eduardo Nunez finds himself manning right field Saturday evening against the Padres.
San Diego Padres:
1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Cory Spangenberg (L) LF
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
6. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
7. Austin Hedges (R) C
8. Erick Aybar (S) SS
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P
San Francisco Giants:
1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Michael Morse (R) 1B
5. Christian Arroyo (R) SS
6. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
7. Eduardo Nunez (R) RF
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Matt Cain (R) P
Brandon Crawford, who was already on the bereavement list, has been placed on the 10-day DL by the Giants on Saturday.
Crawford has already served three of the 10 days due to his stint on the bereavement list. The Giants' shortstop is dealing with a right groin strain.
In 21 games this season, Crawford is hitting .263/.284/.434 with two home runs. He won his second Gold Glove last season.
Rookie Christian Arroyo is taking his place at shortstop on Saturday.