The Giants have optioned outfielder Francisco Peguero to Triple-A Fresno and recalled first baseman Brett Pill, who has wielded a hot bat down there. Peguero also hit well in Fresno but was 3-for-16 with spotty defense during his brief stay in San Francisco. Pill, 28, is hitting .341 with a 1.054 OPS for the Grizzlies. He has played in Fresno for parts or all of the past four seasons. He has hit .239 with some pop in 167 big-league plate appearances and could start a game or two at first base against left-handed pitchers. I don’t view him as an outfielder, though manager Bruce Bochy has used him there. The Giants get to use a designated hitter in the two games at Toronto and two more next week in Oakland. That could be a spot for him, too. These moves are not a surprise in light of Peguero’s struggles and Angel Pagan showing that his right leg is healthy enough to allow one fewer outfielder on the roster.
SF Giants demote one player to Fresno, promote another
San Francisco Chronicle | May 14