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Ryan Theriot | Second Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (38) / 12/7/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Ryan Theriot has officially retired from Major League Baseball.
The 34-year-old infielder hasn't appeared in the big leagues since he was a member of the Giants during the 2012 season. He finishes his eight year career with a .281/.341/.350 career line, 17 homers and 121 stolen bases in 899 games. Sun, Jan 5, 2014 11:50:00 PM

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Ryan Theriot said Wednesday that he's had offers from teams, but it's "not really exactly what I’m looking for playing-time-wise."

"I’ve had some stuff come up, no doubt," Theriot said. "It’s not really exactly what I’m looking for playing-time-wise. That’s where we’re at right now. We’ll see what happens." Theriot is fooling himself if he thinks he can get a starting job, though perhaps he could have a shot somewhere getting some starts against left-handed pitching. Obviously he's not getting what he wants at this point, though, and he's prepared to retire if nothing comes along that entices him. He has also considered becoming an agent.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 10:11:00 PM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Ryan Theriot is considering becoming an agent.

Theriot has struggled to attract interest this offseason after posting a weak .270/.316/.321 batting line in 384 plate appearances with the Giants in 2012. The 33-year-old infielder has yet to file his retirement papers.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 09:22:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Ryan Theriot has been talking to the Indians and Rangers.

Theriot is still holding out hope of competing for a starting job somewhere, though, and he wouldn't be able to do that in Cleveland or Texas. At this point, he should just be happy if he gets a guaranteed deal somewhere.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Ryan Theriot is unlikely to return to the Giants.

The veteran infielder is seeking a full-time role, which the Giants don't have available for him. While he desires the increased playing time, he will likely have to settle for a reserve role wherever he ends up.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 05:50:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers are among the teams interested in free agent infielder Ryan Theriot.

Rosenthal also names the Indians as a possibility, so this isn't all that different from a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports last month. Theriot, 33, batted .270/.316/.321 with a .637 OPS in 384 plate appearances last season with the Giants. He figures to be used as a backup middle infielder wherever he lands.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 04:44:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rangers and Indians have expressed interest in Ryan Theriot.

Theriot has also been linked to the Phillies and Giants so far this offseason, but it's not yet clear whether he's received an offer. He batted .270/.316/.321 with a .637 OPS in 384 plate appearances last season and will be used as a backup middle infielder wherever he signs. His fantasy impact should continue to be minimal.
Thu, Jan 17, 2013 01:41:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies and Giants are among the clubs interested in free agent infielder Ryan Theriot.

Theriot, 33, batted .270/.316/.321 with a .637 OPS in 384 plate appearances last season with the World Series champion Giants. He'll likely be used as a backup middle infielder wherever he lands, so his fantasy impact should continue to be minimal.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 03:53:00 PM

According to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area, the Giants are talking to free agent Ryan Theriot.

San Francisco would like to bring Theriot back as a utility infielder. The 32-year-old hit .270/.316/.321 in 384 plate appearances this summer for the World Series champs.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 05:58:00 PM

Ryan Theriot is starting at DH in Sunday's World Series Game 4.

Theriot will get the start over Hector Sanchez, who went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Saturday. Other than Theriot, the Giants don't have any changes to their lineup.
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 05:23:00 PM

Ryan Theriot went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, accounting for the Giants only run in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.

On a day in which most of the Giant bats were stifled by James McDonald, Theriot came through with a pair of solid singles. He's done a nice job for the Giants over the first half of the season, hitting .280 (58-for-207) with a homer, 19 RBI and eight steals. As long as he's hitting near the top of the lineup and playing every day, he does have some value as a middle infield option in deeper mixed leagues.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 07:16:00 PM

Ryan Theriot is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Nationals.

We're assuming he's just getting the day off. D.C. native Emmanuel Burriss will make the start at second base and bat second against right-hander Edwin Jackson.
Wed, Jul 4, 2012 10:21:00 AM

Ryan Theriot went 3-for-5, drove in two runs and stole a base Monday against the Angels.

It was his second straight three-hit game, raising his average from .250 to .275. Theriot is a weak option as a regular second baseman at this point of his career, but the Giants seem to like what he offers. He'll remain a fixture for a few more weeks at least.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 02:43:00 AM

Ryan Theriot went 3-for-3 with an RBI double Friday in the victory over the Cubs.

Theriot finally did something to justify all of the playing time he's been getting since he came off the DL. He entered the day at .203/.250/.243 in 74 at-bats.
Sat, Jun 2, 2012 01:51:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Ryan Theriot could be his regular second baseman going forward.

Theriot didn't start Thursday because Bochy thought he might be tired after a long flight from Arizona, where he was working out in extended spring training. He will be in the lineup Friday, and it sounds like he'll play ahead of the struggling Emmanuel Burriss most days. "We need another bat in the lineup," Bochy said. "He's a proven hitter. ... What's going to be important for us is getting production everywhere."
Fri, May 25, 2012 10:15:00 AM

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