Age and experience looks to have won out in the utiltiy department.
The team optioned him to Triple-A Fresno. Reports from Arizona detailing what went down Tuesday morning told of a 10 minute meeting with manager Bruce Bochy that lead to a quiet exit.
They've named Emanuel Burriss as their starting second baseman.
Three others, infielder Jesus Guzman and relievers Brandon Medders and Justin Miller are also expected to be bound for Fresno.
Training camp breaks Wednesday and the Giants face the A's in a home exhibition Thursday night.
Opening Day is a week from today.