Giants make deals with Twins, Braves, get Reed

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports -

The San Fran­cisco Giants ac­quired out­fielder Michael Reed from Min­nesota on Saturday while send­ing out­fielder John An­dreoli and cash to the Twins.

In ad­di­tion, San Fran­cisco dealt Matt Joyce to At­lanta for cash. The Giants, un­der new pres­i­dent of base­ball op­er­a­tions Farhan Zaidi, have been search­ing all off­sea­son for an im­pact out­fielder.

Joyce had reached agree­ment on a mi­nor league deal Wed­nes­day fol­low­ing his re­lease by Cleveland. Yet the Giants were look­ing to bal­ance their lineup and had an abun­dance of left-handed hit­ters. Joyce played just 83 games last sea­son for Oak­land while deal­ing with a lin­ger­ing back in­jury, bat­ting .208 with seven home runs and 15 RBIs.

Reed has played in 22 ma­jor league games, with Mil­wau­kee in 2015-16 and the Braves last year. He bat­ted .342 with a .453 on-base per­cent­age be­tween Triple-A Gwin­nett and Dou­ble-A Mis­sis­sippi in 2018.

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