Casey McGehee accepts Giants’ demotion to Triple-A

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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.

Angels claim pitcher Jacob Rhame off waivers from Mets

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The Angels announced on Wednesday that the club claimed reliever Jacob Rhame off waivers from the Mets.

Rhame, 27, was limited to 6 1/3 innings in the majors and 20 2/3 innings in the minors last season due to an elbow issue. He underwent ulnar nerve transposition surgery in mid-August.

Though Rhame has a career 6.23 ERA in the big leagues, he showed promise at Triple-A from 2016-18, averaging better than 10 strikeouts per nine innings in all three years. The Angels are taking a flier on the right-hander to see if he can translate that success to the majors.