Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted over the weekend that the San Francisco Giants have designated Minor Leaguer Chris Heston for assignment to make room for outfielder Jeff Francoeur on the 40-man roster.
Cole Gillespie was placed on waivers by the Giants last week, and he’s since been claimed by the Cubs.
Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com says the Giants aren’t buying or selling right now. Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence will be free agents after this season, so they could be available to other teams if the Giants decide to sell at the trade deadline.
Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com says multiple sources have told him that some teams are interested in acquiring Lincecum as a reliever. The Tigers are one team that Morosi mentions that’s interested in Lincecum. I’m sure Lincecum has peaked more team’s interest by throwing a no hitter Saturday night in San Diego. I was at that game, and will talk more about it in a future post.