CINCINNATI (AP) — The Giants designated outfielder Gerardo Parra for assignment and called up Mike Gerber to take his spot in a lineup that’s struggled to hit.
The 31-year-old Parra signed a minor league deal on Feb. 12 that included a $1.75 million salary when he made the Giants. Parra struggled in 30 games, batting .198 with one homer and six RBIs. The Giants batted only .231 in their last 10 games.
San Francisco claimed Gerber off waivers from Detroit last December. He was batting .357 with six homers and 15 RBIs at Triple-A Sacramento.
The Giants also put catcher Erik Kratz on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring and recalled right-hander Tyler Beede to start against the Reds on Friday.