Former St. Francis (Mountain View) two-sport star Braden Bishop is coming home.
The Giants announced Monday they claimed the former Seattle Mariners outfielder off waivers and will reunite him with his younger brother Hunter, an outfield prospect who opened the season with the franchise’s High-A Eugene affiliate.
To clear a roster spot for Bishop, who was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento, the Giants transferred reliever Reyes Moronta (right forearm strain) to the 60-day injured list.
Bishop went 1-for-4 in a brief stint with the Mariners this season and is 12-for-90 in his major league career, but the former third round draft choice has only received limited opportunities at the major league level. A strong defensive outfielder with the range to handle center field, Bishop will provide right-handed depth for an organization that now has 10 outfielders on its 40-man roster.