Giants add 14 on Day 2 of MLB Draft

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Giants add 14 on Day 2 of MLB Draft

The San Francisco Giants finished Day 2 of the 2012 First-Year Player draft with 14 selections in rounds two through 15.

Throughout the first 15 rounds, the Giants drafted seven pitchers, two catchers, two infielders and four outfielders. San Francisco chose 12 college players, two junior college players and one from high school.

A full list of the Giants' selections follows:

Round Pick Name Pos School HT WT BT Birthdate Scout
1 20 Stratton, Chris RHP Miss. St. 6-3 190 RR 8221990 Walker
2 84 Agosta, Martin RHP St. Marys 6-2 175 RR 471991 Snider
3 115 Williamson, Johnathan RF Wake Forest 6-4 245 RR 7151990 Cleveland
4 148 Okert, Steven LHP Oklahoma 6-2 210 LL 791991 Murray
5 178 Blach, Ty LHP Creighton 6-1 200 RL 10201990 Colletti
6 208 Johnson, Stephen RHP St. Edwards 6-4 205 RR 2211991 Thomas
7 238 Encinosa, Eduardo RHP Miami 6-5 230 RR 851991 Salermo
8 268 Kurrasch, Joseph LHP Penn St. 6-2 205 LL 6191991 DiCarlo
9 298 McCall, Shilo CF Piedra Vista HS 6-0 210 RR 621994 Hensley
10 328 Brown, Trevor C UCLA 6-2 190 RR 11151991 Kubski
11 358 Tella, Ryan CF Auburn 6-0 175 LL 5181991 Jerfferson
12 388 Sy, Jeremy SS Louisiana Mon. 5-11 180 RR 10141989 Walker
13 418 Jones, Ryan 2B Michigan St. 5-11 170 RR 981990 Christman
14 448 Hollick, Tyler CF Chandler CC 6-1 185 LR 9161992 Hensley
15 478 Rojas, Leonardo C Miami Dade CC 5-10 175 RR 6111990 Metcalf

Padres non-tender former A’s P Ross, former Giants C Sanchez

Padres non-tender former A’s P Ross, former Giants C Sanchez

NEW YORK -- Tyson Ross, an All-Star pitcher for San Diego two years ago, was among 35 players who became free agents when their teams declined to offer them 2017 contracts on Friday.

Washington outfielder Ben Revere and Philadelphia outfielder Cody Asche also were cut loose, along with Arizona catcher Welington Castillo and pitcher Rubby De La Rosa; Baltimore pitcher Vance Worley; and Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Louis Coleman.

Milwaukee first baseman Chris Carter and Pittsburgh pitcher Jeff Locke were non-tendered as well; their teams had already designated them for assignment earlier this week.

Teams cut players at the tender deadline to avoid committing to salary arbitration, in which about one-sixth of next season's salary is guaranteed.

Ross, a 29-year-old right-hander, was 13-14 with a 2.81 ERA in 2014 and 10-12 with a 3.26 ERA the following season. He was limited to one major league appearance this year and had surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome. Recovery time was expected to be four to six months, and the Padres deemed him too pricy for arbitration after he earned $9,625,000 this year.

Asche, 26, was designated for assignment earlier Friday to clear a roster spot for left-hander David Rollins, claimed off waivers from Texas. Asche hit .240 with 31 homers and 125 RBIs for the Phillies during 371 games in the past four seasons and would have been eligible for arbitration for the first time.

The 28-year-old Revere was acquired from Toronto in January for reliever Drew Storen but strained his right oblique in his first at-bat of the season, left after four innings and went on the disabled list. Revere returned May 6, hit just .217 with two homers and 24 RBIs in 103 games and would have been on track for a raise from his $6.25 million salary.

Castillo batted .264 with 14 homers and 68 RBIs and would have gotten a big raise from his $3.7 million salary.

Giants tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players

Giants tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants tendered contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players on Friday, agreeing to one-year contracts with two of them. 

Right-hander Cory Gearrin will get $1.05 million and infielder Ehire Adrianza will receive $600,000, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. The Giants will exchange figures with George Kontos, Will Smith, Eduardo Nunez and Conor Gillaspie. They traditionally have avoided going to actual arbitration hearings. 

Gearrin, Kontos and Smith will make up a chunk of the bullpen next season, while Nunez is expected to start at third base. Gillaspie, the postseason hero, should see more playing time and Adrianza is currently slated to return in his familiar bench role. 

The day was smoother for the Giants than other NL West teams. The Diamondbacks non-tendered Welington Castillo and Rubby De La Rosa and the Padres later sent mini shockwaves through the market by non-tendering former ace Tyson Ross, who is coming off a season lost to injury. Ross was one of six Padres to be let go, a list that included former Giant Hector Sanchez.