Sept. 6, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Former University of San Diego baseball stand-out Dan Giese (1996-98) has been called up to the active roster of the San Francisco Giants, becoming the ninth USD player to see time in the Major Leagues. This marks his debut with a major league team after spending 10-years in the minors. Also, former USD player, Brady Clark, has joined the San Diego Padres organization.
Giese is a right-handed reliever and he kicks off first year with Giants as non-roster invitee after signing as minor league free agent over winter. He was originally drafted by Boston in the 34th round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft. He owns 40-25 lifetime ledger with 30 saves and 3.00 ERA (175er, 525.2ip) over 327 minor league relief appearances. Giese has limited opponents to .241 lifetime avg. (482-for-2,000)...has also played in San Diego and Philadelphia chains.
Clark, who has also played with the Dodgers earlier this season, has now appeared in two games for the Padres. On the season, Clark is hitting .213 with 13 hits, four doubles and five RBI. For his career, he has a .276 batting average, 542 hits, 96 doubles, five triples, 36 home runs and 203 RBI.