The San Francisco Giants have claimed 6 year veteran Aaron Altherr off the Philadelphia Phillies waivers. Altherr was designated for assignment last week and has quickly found a new home. The Germany born outfielder had a batting average of .034 on the year with just a double in 29 at bats with 9 strikeouts.
Altherr was drafted by the Phillies in the 9th round of the 2009 amateur draft out of Agua Fria HS in Arizona. He spent 6 seasons with Philadelphia and hit .222 with 36 homers and 148 RBIs along with 10 triples and 53 doubles. It is unsure where Altherr will fit in given Mac Williamson is manning left, Kevin Pillar in center and Steven Duggar in right. The Giants recently DFA'd Yangervis Solarte and Gerardo Parra so Altherr will have to come off the bench for Bruce Bochy and provide depth. He owns a career fielding percentage of .989 with 15 assists and just 6 errors in 292 games.
The San Francisco Giants designated pitcher Andrew Moore for assignment in a corresponding roster move. Moore was claimed last week off of the Tampa Bay Ray waivers and made one start for the Richmond Flying Squirrels. He took the loss after allowing 5 hits and 5 runs in just 1.2 innings with a walk and 2 strikeouts against Trenton on May 8th.