After playing in just 50 major league games in four years in the desert, 28-year old outfielder Cole Gillespie has been signed by the San Francisco Giants.
Gillespie has fit the bill of a typical minor league journeyman, as he has spent the bulk of his career since 2009 in Triple-A. Last season, he hit .308 with 13 HR and 66 RBI with the Reno Aces. He has been known for his great plate discipline, as evidenced by his .390 on-base percentage last year. His major league career has not gone as well, as he has hit just .236 with three home runs and 16 RBI in just 110 career at bats.
He was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the third round of the 2006 draft, and came over to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deal that sent Felipe Lopez to the Brewers in 2009 shortly before the trading deadline.