Giants cut 13 including top prospect Kyle Crick

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Giants cut 13 including top prospect Kyle Crick
March 6, 2014, 10:30 am
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The Giants selected Kyle Crick in the 1st round (49th overall) of the 2011 MLB Draft. (USATI)

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Giants made their first roster cuts of the spring on Thursday, reassigning 12 players to minor league camp and optioning first baseman Angel Villalona to Triple-A Fresno. 

Right-hander Kyle Crick, the organization’s top prospect, headed a group that will move down the street to the Giants’ minor league complex.

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The rest of the list: RHP Clayton Blackburn, LHP Ty Blach, RHP Chris Heston, RHP Jose Casilla, RHP Rafael Dolis, RHP Sandy Rosario, IF Joe Panik, OF Mac Williamson, C Jeff Arnold, C Ben Turner and OF Javier Herrera.

Rosario entered camp with an outside shot at a big league job but has been set back by unexplained weakness in his legs. The Giants sent him to a specialist in an effort to pinpoint the issue.

The Giants have 54 players remaining in big league camp, including 15 non-roster invitees.