The Giants have had pretty good luck sneaking players through waivers and back into their minor league system after designating them for assignment, but their luck ran out Wednesday.
All three players who were DFA’d last Friday were subsequently claimed by other organizations: Chris Shaw is now a Baltimore Oriole, Aramis Garcia is a Texas Ranger and Jordan Humphreys is a Cleveland Indian. The Giants had DFA’d the trio in order to open up roster spots for prospects who had to be added before the Rule 5 Draft.
Of the three, the loss of Garcia might have the greatest impact on the 2021 season, although even that will be minimal. With Joey Bart expected to start the season in Triple-A, Garcia could have been an option to back up Buster Posey until Bart is recalled. The Giants still have Chadwick Tromp on the roster, though, and president of baseball operations