Adam Dunn picked up a dinner tab for Scott Carroll and 30+ people last night

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Yesterday, after years in the minors, pitcher Scott Carroll made his major league debut. He went seven and two-thirds and allowed only one earned run in picking up the win over David Price and the Rays.

His family was there and cameras caught his mother breaking down in tears at her boy’s performance. But after the emotion, everyone had to eat. Up steps Adam Dunn:

Here’s O’Toole’s menu if you want to go there sometime. Don’t count on Dunn picking up the tab, though.

What a nice move.

Report: Giants in “serious discussions” with Reds to acquire Billy Hamilton

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Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Giants are engaged in “serious discussions” with the Reds to acquire center fielder Billy Hamilton. Talks are apparently advanced enough that a deal could be completed before the end of the Winter Meetings on Thursday.

It’s no secret that the Giants would like to make an upgrade in the outfield this offseason, as the club has also been linked to Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. Currently, the Giants’ outfield consists of Denard Span, Hunter Pence, and Jarrett Parker.

Hamilton, 27, owns a meager .248/.298/.334 batting line across parts of five seasons in the majors with the Reds. However, he has plenty of speed, having stolen at least 56 bases in each of the last four seasons. Hamilton is also well-regarded for his defense, which would be a boon at spacious AT&T Park.

Hamilton is in his second of three years of arbitration eligibility. He’s projected to earn $5 million for this coming season. Buchanan notes that the Rangers are also interested in potentially acquiring Hamilton.