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Justin Christian | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 188
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays signed OF Justin Christian to a minor league contract.
The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. The 33-year-old outfielder spent the entire 2013 season at Triple-A Memphis where he slashed .270/.332/.353 with three homers, 29 RBI and 14 thefts in 107 games. He'll function merely as additional organizational depth in the outfield for the Rays. Jan 10 - 7:19 PM

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Cardinals signed OF Justin Christian to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invite to spring training. Christian appeared in 34 games with the Giants last season as a reserve outfielder and pinch-runner. He's strictly organizational depth.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 01:15:00 PM

Justin Christian has elected free agency.

The 32-year-out outfielder slashed a stellar .343/.409/.508 with seven homers, 35 RBI and 12 steals in 72 games for Triple-A Fresno in 2012, but struggled in his limited time with the Giants. He'll likely have to accept a minor league deal with the chance to compete for a reserve outfielder role in spring training.
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 01:05:00 PM

Giants sent OF Justin Christian outright to Triple-A Fresno.

The move cleared a spot on the Giants 40-man roster. The 32-year-old outfielder is a career .203/.255/.266 hitter over 143 career at-bats and is unlikely to make a major impact with the Giants next season.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 08:08:00 PM

Giants activated OF Justin Christian from the 15-day disabled list.

Christian has been sidelined since August 23 with a sprained left wrist. He'll function as a reserve outfielder and pinch-runner down the stretch.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 06:00:00 PM

Justin Christian (wrist) is expected to return from the 15-day disabled list on Friday evening.

Christian has been sidelined since August 23 because of a left wrist sprain. The 32-year-old outfielder is batting just .125/.192/.146 in 26 games played this season.
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 10:38:00 AM

Giants placed OF Justin Christian on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain.

Christian injured the wrist while making a fantastic diving catch on Wednesday night. The Giants have called up Francisco Peguero to replace him on the active roster, but they figure to step up their efforts to land an outfielder before August 31.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 06:26:00 PM

Justin Christian jammed his wrist Thursday while making a spectacular catch in the outfield.

Christian was dealing with quite a bit of swelling after the game and may even need a stint on the 15-day disabled list. "I jammed it pretty good," said the 32-year-old backup outfielder. "I hope it’s nothing major." The Giants could consider promoting Xavier Nady from Triple-A Fresno.
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 08:53:00 AM

Giants recalled OF Justin Christian from Triple-A Fresno.

Christian batted just .158 (6-for-38) in a previous stint with the Giants earlier this season but has hit .343/.409/.508 with seven homers and 12 steals at Triple-A. He could spell Gregor Blanco from time to time in left field.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 11:49:00 AM

The Giants will recall outfielder Justin Christian from Triple-A Fresno for Friday's game.

This confirms a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Christian, 32, batted .158 (6-for-38) in a previous stint with the Giants earlier this season. He'll provide some extra depth in the outfield following Melky Cabrera's suspension, but he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 02:21:00 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the Giants are planning to promote outfielder Justin Christian from Triple-A Fresno.

He'll presumably take the roster spot of Melky Cabrera, who was handed a 50-game suspension Wednesday for testing positive for Testosterone. Christian, 32, batted .158 (6-for-38) in a previous stint with the Giants earlier this season. Gregor Blanco is expected to get most of the playing time in left field, but the Giants are seeking additional help for their outfield.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 01:43:00 PM

Giants optioned OF Justin Christian to Triple-A Fresno.

Christian has registered a poor .158/.220/.184 batting line in 40 plate appearances this season at the major league level. He may be invited back in early September.
Thu, Aug 2, 2012 09:05:00 AM

Justin Christian had a terrific night in a rare start for the Giants, going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a stolen base in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Christian got the call in right field and was inserted into the leadoff slot in manager Bruce Bochy's lineup, and surely answered the call. He had only received eight at-bats on the season before Thursday's game, and could earn more looks over Gregor Blanco when facing left-handed starters. He isn't worthy of mixed league consideration at this point.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 11:35:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract of OF Justin Christian from Triple-A Fresno.

He'll replace the injured Aubrey Huff (knee) on the active roster. Christian, 32, was hitting .364/.432/.540 with seven homers, 31 RBI, 10 stolen bases and a .972 OPS over his first 60 games at the Triple-A level this year. However, he can be ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 05:54:00 PM

The Giants plan to call up outfielder Justin Christian on Friday.

He's expected to replace the injured Aubrey Huff (knee) on the active roster. Christian, 32, is hitting .364/.432/.540 with seven homers, 31 RBI, 10 stolen bases and a .972 OPS in 60 games at the Triple-A level this year. He appeared in 18 games with the Giants last season.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 08:59:00 PM

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2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Nick Franklin
SS1Yunel Escobar
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
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PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Nate Karns
6Drew Smyly
7Alex Colome
8Matt Moore
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R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau
8Steve Geltz
9C.J. Riefenhauser