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Marcus Giles | Second Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/18/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Grossmont (CA) JC
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Marcus Giles entered a guilty plea Thursday on domestic battery charges.
Giles was placed on three years probation and ordered to undergo a year of counseling for assaulting his wife last fall. The 31-year-old hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2007. It's safe to say his career is done. Thu, Apr 1, 2010 10:38:00 PM

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Marcus Giles was arrested Wednesday morning on domestic battery charges.

Police found Giles and his wife pulled over on the side of the interstate at 3:20 a.m., and his wife stated that she intended to file a citizen's arrest. Giles was subsequently taken into custody, but details on what caused the incident are not yet available. The 31-year-old was released by the Phillies this spring and last played in the majors for the Padres in 2007.
Wed, Oct 7, 2009 01:34:00 PM

Phillies released infielder Marcus Giles.

Giles hit just .167 in 36 spring at-bats after sitting out last season and Chase Utley being healthy enough for Opening Day ended any shot he had of making the team.
Mon, Mar 30, 2009 02:27:00 PM

Marcus Giles went 2-for-3 with a double and two steals in the Phillies' 7-3 defeat of the Braves on Sunday.

Giles is in great shape after taking 2008 off, but he's now four years removed from being an above average regular. He may well be auditioning for other teams this spring, as his lack of versatility would probably prevent the Phillies from carrying him if Chase Utley is ready for Opening Day as anticipated.
Sun, Mar 1, 2009 04:31:00 PM

Marcus Giles, who sat out last season after failing to make the Rockies, has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, according to the Denver Post.

It's a very good situation for Giles to an attempt a comeback. The Phillies will able to give him all of the time at second base he can handle during spring training, and if Chase Utley does end up making it back for Opening Day, then Giles will at least have been able to showcase himself for other teams.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Jan 6, 2009 06:59:00 PM

According to agent Joe Bick, Marcus Giles has been working out and intends to resume his career in 2009.

Giles took 2008 off after failing to make the Rockies out of spring training. He had an agreement with the Dodgers on a minor league deal at the beginning of the season -- the intention was to stick him in the minors for a couple of weeks and then give him a chance to compete for the third-base job -- but he changed his mind before joining Triple-A Las Vegas.
Tue, Oct 28, 2008 02:04:00 PM

Marcus Giles reportedly has reconsidered and will sign a minor league deal with the Dodgers.

The plan was for Giles to spend about 10 days at Triple-A Las Vegas before being called up. If he adapts well to third base, he could start for the Dodgers until Nomar Garciaparra returns. If not, he'll probably play behind Blake DeWitt.
Thu, Apr 3, 2008 02:30:00 AM

Marcus Giles reportedly changed his mind about signing a minor league deal with the Dodgers after agreeing to terms with the team.

According to the L.A. Daily News, Giles was driving to join the Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate from his home in San Diego, only to turn around before he got there. The plan was for Giles to play third base for the 51s for about 10 days before being called up by the Dodgers. Now he might be considering retirement.
Tue, Apr 1, 2008 08:19:00 PM

Rockies released second baseman Marcus Giles.

No trade could be worked out, so Giles figures to become a free agent. It's still possible that he'll land with the Dodgers prior to Opening Day.
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 10:22:00 PM

Marcus Giles is hoping a rumored trade to the Dodgers is completely and won't report to Triple-A if the Rockies opt to hold on to his rights.

The Rockies are expected to release him if a trade doesn't come to fruition.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Mar 25, 2008 01:56:00 PM

According to the Denver Post, the Rockies are trying to trade Marcus Giles to the Dodgers.

Jayson Nix has locked up the Rockies' starting second base job, making Giles expendable. "That's what I'm hearing," Giles confirmed when asked about the trade talk. He could start for the Dodgers in place of the injured Jeff Kent.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Mar 23, 2008 08:10:00 PM

Marcus Giles doubled twice and scored twice Friday against the Mariners.

Giles is batting .333/.462/.571 in 21 at-bats. At the very least, he could force the Rockies to carry him as a veteran completement to the unproven Jayson Nix.
Fri, Mar 14, 2008 07:30:00 PM

Marcus Giles tripled, singled and walked in his three plate appearances Saturday against the Angels.

Giles is 5-for-13 with a 0/3 K/BB ratio and two steals in two attempts this spring. Jayson Nix hasn't been particularly impressive offensively or defensively, so Giles should be close to earning himself a longer look.
Sat, Mar 8, 2008 06:20:00 PM

Rockies signed second baseman Marcus Giles to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

Giles hardly seems like a lock to bounce back at this point, but he becomes the Rockies' most viable option at second base. Supposed favorite Jayson Nix would likely be among the worst regulars in the league if he received the job. Omar Quintanilla at least would play very good defense while not hitting. The Rockies will also give Clint Barmes, Jeff Baker and Ian Stewart looks at the position in spring training.
Tue, Jan 8, 2008 09:05:00 PM

The Rocky Mountain News reports that the Rockies have agreed to terms with Marcus Giles, formerly of the Padres, on a one-year contract.

The deal is said to be non-guaranteed and pending a physical, which shows how far Giles' stock has fallen after a horrible season in San Diego. Giles will compete with Jayson Nix and several other young players for the starting job at second base. Choosing Coors Field as the place to kick start his career is a smart move, but Giles is far from a good fantasy bet.
Tue, Jan 8, 2008 09:56:00 AM

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