Giants Deal Deposed Veteran Fred Lewis To Blue Jays





The Deal
Fred Lewis knew his days with the Giants were numbered. So when San Francisco got around to trading its 2002 second-rounder to the Blue Jays, Lewis was first to let the world know about the transaction via his Facebook page. "Say hello to the new Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Fred Lewis... YAY!!! Thank you Jesus," he wrote. Toronto will send either a player to be named or cash to the Giants to complete the trade.

Lewis began the season on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno, where he batted .409/.536/.773 with a home run, a triple and three doubles through 22 at-bats. In seven games he had scored six runs, driven in six and had drawn six walks. Because he has no minor league options remaining, Lewis cannot be sent back to the minors without first clearing waivers. The Giants had crowded him out of their outfield picture with free agent acquisitions like Mark DeRosa and Aaron Rowand, but also playing a role was the matriculation of minor leaguers like John Bowker, Nate Schierholtz and Eugenio Velez.
 
Blue Jays Acquire
Fred Lewis, lf
Age: 28. Bats: L. Remaining Commitment: 4 arbitration years prior to free agency ($455,000 in '10).
Contract details courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts.

Club (League) YEAR AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
San Francisco (NL) 2007 .287 58 157 34 45 6 2 3 19 19 32 5 .374 .408
San Francisco (NL) 2008 .282 133 468 81 132 25 11 9 40 51 124 21 .351 .440
San Francisco (NL) 2009 .258 122 295 49 76 21 3 4 20 36 84 8 .348 .390
3-Year Totals .275 313 920 164 253 52 16 16 79 106 240 34 .354 .418
 
Giants Acquire
We'll review the player to be named once his identity is announced.

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