Giants Sign Utility Player Drew Robinson to Minor League Contract

The Giants are watching the MLB playoffs from afar, but president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is staying busy. 

Aside from his managerial search, Zaidi already is trying to improve the team's roster depth. The Giants signed utilityman Drew Robinson, as first noted by Baseball America's Kegan Lowe on Thursday. 

Robinson, 27, spent five games in the big leagues with the Cardinals this season. He went 1-for-7 in his short stint for St. Louis, but combined to play 95 games the previous two seasons for the Rangers. 

The 27-year-old fits the Zaidi model as someone who can play multiple positions. Through three years in the majors, he has played all three outfield positions, along with third base, second base and shortstop. He even has played 32 games at first base in the minor leagues. 

Robinson's two primary positions, however, are outfield and third base. He's seen as a great athlete and has flashed power and speed in the past. 

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Through his first 100 games in the majors, Robinson is batting .202 with nine homers and eight doubles. He hit .265 with six long balls and an .809 OPS last season in Triple-A. Robinson is a career .252 hitter in the minors with 106 homers and 98 stolen bases. 

Zaidi signed a multitude of players to minor league deals throughout his first season in San Francisco. He hit the jackpot with outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, and perhaps Robinson can break out with the Giants, too.

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