Giants trade for outfielder LaMonte Wade from Twins for Shaun Anderson

Giants obtain outfielder Wade from Twins for RHP Anderson initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

As he spoke about the Tommy La Stella addition on Thursday early morning, Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi hinted that another left-handed bat was coming, this time by means of a trade. The Giants didn’t take long to make that relocation.

The Giants are sending out reducer Shaun Anderson to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for LaMonte Wade Jr., a flexible outfielder who strikes from the left side.

Wade Jr. has alternatives staying, that makes him a prospect for the 5th outfielder job, and a perfect suitable for a front workplace that requires more gamers efficient in being utilized in Triple-A and the major leagues this season. 

Previously Thursday, Zaidi stated the Giants might target outfielders who have alternatives staying and “could maybe compete with some of our younger outfielders, guys like Jaylin (Davis) and Steven Duggar, for some of the at-bats and maybe that last spot on the roster.”

Wade Jr., 27, was a ninth-round choice in 2015 and worked his method as much as the major leagues 4 years later on. He has actually played 42 video games for the Twins throughout the last 2 seasons, batting .211 with a .336 on-base portion and a number of homers. 

That OBP is crucial, as it’s the stat that has actually stuck out throughout Wade Jr.’s profession. He has actually a .389 on-base portion in the minors and was at .392 in Triple-A in 2019. In more than 2,000 minors plate looks, Wade has more strolls than strikeouts, although he has actually never ever offered much power. His career-high in a season is 11 homers.

Wade played all 3 outfield areas in the minors and has lots of experience in center, where the Giants might utilize a left-handed choice to set with Mauricio Dubon. With the Twins he began 13 video games in center, 7 in left, 2 in right and likewise 4 initially base. 

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Anderson was gotten in the Eduardo Nuñez offer with the Red Sox in 2017 and has actually seen major league time as a starter and reducer. At one point he was among the company’s leading beginning potential customers, and he later on appeared like a prospective back-end man in the bullpen, however Anderson had a hard time with his command in 2015 and wasn’t utilized in high-leverage areas. 

The Giants have actually included right-handed relief depth this winter season and likewise have Reyes Moronta returning from a shoulder injury. Anderson would have had a bumpy ride breaking the opening day lineup. 

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.