After Pederson deal, Giants don’t expect to add another bat originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — With three weeks until Opening Day, the Giants have two catchers, eight infielders and nine outfielders on their 40-man roster. Only two of them were acquired this offseason, and one of those players, Austin Dean, is Triple-A depth at the moment.
That leaves Joc Pederson as the only notable offseason hitting addition to a team that lost Buster Posey to retirement, Kris Bryant to the Colorado Rockies and Donovan Solano to the Cincinnati Reds. But don’t expect another big bat to walk through the Scottsdale Stadium clubhouse door anytime soon.
Shortly after the ink dried on the Pederson deal, president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi met with reporters and indicated that Pederson’s one-year, $6 million contract would be the final addition to the lineup. Zaidi and general manager Scott Harris never stop tinkering, of course, but they feel good about their current…