SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Throughout the offseason, the Giants have planned to add two veteran outfielders. They're now halfway there.
Gerardo Parra, who played the previous three seasons for the division rival Rockies, is signing a minor league deal with the organization, a source told NBC Sports Bay Area. The deal was first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Parra will be in big league camp.
Parra, 31, has played all three outfield spots in the majors and adds depth to a young group. The Giants have openings in right and left, with Steven Duggar on track to start in center.
Parra posted a .284/.342/.372 slash line with the Rockies last season, with six homers, 17 doubles and 11 stolen bases. He actually had better numbers away from Coors Field, posting a .739 OPS on the road. Parra, who broke into the big leagues with the Diamondbacks, has a .310 career average at Oracle Park.
The Giants are still chasing Bryce Harper, but they wanted to add multiple options. Parra gives them a familiar one in one of the corners.