Connor Joe didn't make a huge impact on the Giants -- at least not as much as the team made an impact on him. And now, he'll rejoin the Dodgers' organization.
The outfielder recently cleared waivers and was returned to the Dodgers, per NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic.
Connor Joe, a Rule 5 pick, cleared waivers and was returned to the Dodgers.— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) April 13, 2019
The Giants acquired the 26-year-old in March from the Reds, who took him from the Dodgers in the Rule 5 draft, and he held a lot of promise. Unfortunately for Joe, he started the season without a hit until April 6. And while he was doused with a Powerade bath in celebration of his first major-league knock, he was DFA'd just two days later.
Joe hit .294/.385./494 last season with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, and went .299/.408/.527 between Double-A and Triple-A with 17 homers and 55 RBI.
At the moment, it appears Joe will stay in the minors for a while -- that's where he holds the most success. So don't anticipate any type of "reunion" in the near future. As far as an impact goes, if Joe does get a chance with the Dodgers, it'll be because he had a sensational Triple-A campaign. He appears to thrive hitting in the Pacific Coast League but fails following the transitional process -- and many hitters do.