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Brian Giles | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (43) / 1/20/1971
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Brian Giles announced his retirement on Thursday.
Giles, 39, was signed to a minor league contract in February, but has been slowed with a bum right knee early in camp. Speaking nothing of his personal life, Giles was a very productive player over the course of his major league career, amassing 1,897 hits and a .291/.400/.502 batting line during stops with Cleveland, Pittsburgh and San Diego. Giles was a two-time All-Star. Thu, Mar 11, 2010 01:36:00 PM

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Brian Giles is being slowed by a sore right knee in Dodgers camp.

Giles entered camp as a longshot to crack the Dodgers' Opening Day roster and has not improved his stock. "I'm confident that if I am healthy, I can make this team,'' said the 39-year-old outfielder. "But I have to be healthy. I need to have confidence in how I'm feeling.'' He batted .191/.277/.271 in 225 at-bats for the Padres last season and carries zero fantasy potential.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 09:24:00 AM

Dodgers signed OF Brian Giles to a minor league contract.

The deal comes with an invitation to spring training, where Giles will try to win a spot on the Dodgers' Opening Day roster as a pinch-hitting lefty or fifth outfielder. It might be a tough task, considering Reed Joshnson, Jason Repko and Xavier Paul will also be in camp. Giles, 39, just .191/.277/.271 in 225 at-bats for the Padres last season. He has zero fantasy potential.
Sun, Feb 7, 2010 01:20:00 PM

MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers have signed OF Brian Giles to a minor league contract.

Giles hit .191/.277/.271 in a forgettable 225 at-bats with the Padres this past year, limited to 61 games due to a knee contusion. He'll compete with Jason Repko and Xavier Paul for the fifth outfielder's spot along with Doug Mientkiewicz for the lefty pinch-hitter role. If he makes the team, it'll be at a $550,000 base salary with an additional $200,000 in incentives and can opt out of his contract at the end of spring training if he doesn't crack the roster. Despite his awful year, he remains one of the better players in the game in working a walk and should have enough pop left to be a major-league contributor.
Source: MLB.com
Sun, Feb 7, 2010 08:15:00 AM

According to Brian Giles' agent, between 8-10 teams have interest in his client and he expects to have a deal by the end of the week.

Giles, 38, hit .191/.277/.271 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 225 at-bats this past season and was limited to 61 games because of a knee contusion. His days as a productive major league player are over.
Tue, Feb 2, 2010 08:06:00 PM

According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, between four and five teams have checked in on free agent outfielder Brian Giles.

The Red Sox, Speier says, are unsurprisingly not among them. Giles, 38, hit .191/.277/.271 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 225 at-bats this past season. He was limited to 61 games because of a knee contusion.
Tue, Dec 8, 2009 11:31:00 AM

The Padres will not offer arbitration to outfielder Brian Giles or catcher Henry Blanco.

Pretty easy decisions here. Giles, a Type B free agent, was limited to just 61 games in 2009 (knee contusion), batting .191/.277/.271 with two home runs and 23 RBI in 225 at-bats. Blanco, who does not have a free agent ranking, has drawn interest from a few teams, including the Mets and White Sox. The 38-year-old backstop threw out 40 percent of potential basestealers in 2009. Neither will cost their prospective new teams a draft pick.
Source: MLB.com
Tue, Dec 1, 2009 01:30:00 PM

According to MLB.com's Corey Brock, the Padres have fired first-year hitting coach Jim Lefebvre.

The Padres rank dead last among major league teams in both runs scored and batting average. Lefebvre has coached in the Brewers, Giants, Dodgers and Reds organizations. He's now on the hunt for another gig. Randy Ready will fill in as the Padres hitting coach for the rest of the season.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 12:39:00 PM

Padres GM Kevin Towers indicated Thursday that Brian Giles will be stuck behind the club's young outfielders upon his return from the disabled list.

The Padres want Chase Headley, Tony Gwynn Jr., Will Venable and Kyle Blanks getting the outfield at-bats, which leaves Giles as the odd-man out. "I don't see Giles taking playing time away from those four," Towers said. Giles has been shelved since June 19 with a right knee contusion and there is no time table for his return. He's batting just .191/.277/.271 in 225 at-bats this season. One option: Eat the remainder of his $9 million contract.
Thu, Jul 16, 2009 01:32:00 PM

Padres placed outfielder Brian Giles on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee contusion.

That's one way to solve the logjam in the outfield. The team has been unable to find a taker for Giles, who is hitting just .191/.277/.271 in 225 at-bats this season. With Scott Hairston returning and Tony Gwynn Jr. still streaking out of the leadoff spot, the team will be in no hurry to rush Giles back into the lineup.
Tue, Jun 23, 2009 10:02:00 PM

Brian Giles went 2-for-5 with two RBI as the Padres defeated the Diamondbacks on Friday evening.

He lives! Giles is still sitting on a dismal .198 batting average, but it's better than what he had last week and the week before. Perhaps we're in for a treat this upcoming week.
Sun, Jun 7, 2009 01:15:00 AM

Brian Giles was 3-for-5 in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.

It's only his second multi-hit game of the month. Through 159 at-bats, he has just a .189/.282/.277 line. Giles says he's not done, but the numbers are suggesting otherwise.
Wed, May 27, 2009 01:23:00 AM

Brian Giles hit a go-ahead two-run double in the fourth inning Saturday that iced the Padres' win over the Cubs.

Giles' double scored both Scott Hairston and Edgar Gonzalez, giving the Friars a one-run advantage over the Cubs. Chicago could not muster a rally and the Padres escaped with their eighth consecutive victory. Giles is batting just .170 this season, but has 19 RBI after tonight's performance.
Sun, May 24, 2009 01:16:00 AM

Brian Giles had a walk-off double in the bottom of the tenth inning to secure a 2-1 win over the Rockies on Tuesday night.

Giles was 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored on the night. Entering Tuesday's game just 1-for-12 this month, he has shown no signs of breaking of his prolonged slump. Perhaps tonight will jumpstart him.
Wed, May 6, 2009 01:43:00 AM

Batting leadoff for the first time this season, Brian Giles went 0-for-3 with two walks Thursday against the Dodgers.

Giles swapped spots with Jody Gerut, who went 1-for-3 as the No. 3 hitter. If manager Bud Black really wanted more offense, the obvious solution is simply to play Scott hairston. Hairston walked in both of his at-bats after replacing Gerut tonight.
Fri, May 1, 2009 01:24:00 AM

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