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Giants Spring Training: Mike Fontenot Placed On Waivers

According to multiple reports including CSN Bay Area’s Jaymee Sire the San Francisco Giants have reportedly placed veteran infielder Mike Fontentot on waivers, letting the strugglng infielder try to take his talents elsewhere for the 2012 season.

Fontenot hit an unimpressive .227 last season for the Black and Orange along with only four homers and 21 RBIs in 85 games played. He hasn’t shown much more life this spring either, and with other players making a strong push to make the roster, Fontenot was simply the odd man out.

Backup catch Hector Sanchez is making a big push to make the opening day roster this spring, as is Brandon Belt, whom many a Giants fan may have a panic attack over if he doesn’t. Placing Fontenot on waivers also leaves the door cracked for Joaquin Arias to posibbly make the squad, who has been impressive in the field this spring as well.

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