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Minor MLB Transactions: 8/16/20

The latest minor moves from around the game…

  • The Giants outrighted infielder Abiatal Avelino off their 40-man roster and assigned him to their alternate training site.  (Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group was among those to report the transaction.)  Avelino cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week.  The 25-year-old Avelino recorded 19 plate appearances over 10 games with the Giants in 2018-19, and was originally acquired from the Yankees as part of the Andrew McCutchen trade in August 2018.  Avelino has been touted for his defensive ability as a middle infielder, and his bat hasn’t been unproductive over 3201 minor league plate appearances — .272/.328/.385 slash line with 43 homers, plus 189 steals from 245 attempts.

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