Found March 16, 2012 on 22gigantes:

The Giants whittled their spring training roster down a couple more spots today when they sent top prospect Gary Brown and Roger Kieschnick to their minor league camps.

Both outfielders are on the Giants’ 40-man roster and didn’t have a realistic shot at making the club’s 25-man Opening Day roster anyway. But it was definitely a good experience for them. Especially Brown, who is expected to take over the Giants’ everyday centerfield job in 2013 or 2014.

Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen, right, tags out San Francisco Giants' Gary Brown after Brown was caught in a rundown trying to steal second base during the fifth inning of a spring training baseball game, Sunday, March 11, 2012, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

In seven games (11 spring at bats), the 23-year-old Brown batted .182 with a couple of singles and a stolen base.

Kieschnick, 25, was actually reassigned last night, after the Giants beat the Mariners—a game in which Kieschnick collected a two-run single. He finished the spring with a .250 batting average.

The Giants now have 53 players on their Cactus League roster (35 players from the 40-man roster and 18 non-roster invitees). Here’s the total breakdown of their current spring roster: 27 pitchers (17 roster players and 10 non-roster invitees), 5 catchers (4 roster and 1 non-roster invitee), 14 infielders (11 roster and 3 non-roster invitees) and 7 outfielders (3 roster and 4 non-roster invitees).




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