Posted March 30, 2013 on
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Infielder Nick Noonan has cracked the San Francisco Giants' opening day roster, only two weeks after being optioned to the Triple-A Fresno club.
Noonan received the good news that he had been recalled to the big leagues after going 2 for 3 with a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning of a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. That raised his spring training batting average to .273.
After the game, the Giants placed infielder-outfielder Brett Pill, infielder Tony Abreu and left-hander Eric Surkamp on the major league disabled list. The moves were retroactive to March 22.
In addition, outfielder Francisco Peguero and right-hander Jean Machi were optioned to Fresno. They will have the day off Saturday then report to the Grizzlies club Sunday.
BEST OF MAXIM
If there's one thing I love about our fans is that they're loyal. Case and point, our undying love for Barry Bonds amid a sea of hatred by the rest of America.
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Video via MLB...
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