Casey McGehee talked about needing to confer with his family about his future plans after being designated for assignment by the Giants, but the 32-year-old third baseman has decided to accept an assignment to Triple-A.
McGehee and his $4.8 million salary predictably cleared waivers, so he’ll head to the minors and try to convince the Giants he’s worth giving another chance later this season.
McGehee won the Comeback Player of the Year award last season, but he didn’t actually play all that well. He slugged just .357 with four homers and a .712 OPS in 160 games for the Marlins, grounded into a league-high 31 double plays, and rated poorly defensively. He was even worse than that for the Giants before the demotion, but expectations for McGehee should have been limited anyway.
For now San Francisco has turned third base over to 24-year-old Matt Duffy.