No-K Zone: Brett Pill is OUTTA HERE!
The centerpiece of the Fresno Grizzlies offense is headed to San Francisco for his major league debut.
The Giants announced that shortstop Miguel Tejada and outfielder Aaron Rowand were being designated for assignment while the team recalled Pat Burrell, who wrapped up a minor league rehab stint with Fresno, and purchased the contract for Grizzlies infielder Brett Pill.
Currently, Pill leads the team in Doubles (36), RBIs (107), Home Runs (25), Hits (167) and Runs (82).
In their release today, the Grizzlies noted that Pill is only the second of 13 Grizzlies who have played in San Francisco this season to have made his Major League debut. The other was reliever Steve Edlefsen.
As a team-leader, the common question asked by Twitter users was “What took so long?”
Grizzlies starter Shane Loux said in a tweet today, “The fact that Brett Pill did not make the PCL all-star is an absolute shame. Nothing against those other guys, but he is one of the best.”
Along with not making the majors until now, Pill also hasn’t been considered one of the Giants’ top prospects in spite of a tremendous season in the Central Valley.
Though he has been called up, Pill is not in the starting lineup for the Giants. However, the Giants announced that Pill will be sporting #6 on his debut, the same number as former Giant J.T. Snow.