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09/08/09 9:58 PM ET
Giants bring up Martinez, Frandsen
Team adds bullpen, infield depth; Hinshaw sent down
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner wasn't the only player the Giants added Tuesday. Besides bringing aboard Bumgarner, the 20-year-old left-hander who replaced ailing Tim Lincecum (back spasms) and made his Major League debut as San Francisco's starting pitcher, the Giants recalled infielder Kevin Frandsen and right-hander Joe Martinez from Triple-A Fresno. Frandsen, who lost a Spring Training competition for the second-base job to Emmanuel Burriss, hit .128 (5-for-39) in his previous three stints with the Giants. In 108 games with Fresno, Frandsen batted .296 with 13 home runs and 55 RBIs. Manager Bruce Bochy said that Frandsen, who can play second base, shortstop and third base, will provide infield depth. Martinez, briefly the Giants' No. 5 starter, owned a 3-2 record with a 7.52 ERA in seven appearances (five starts) for San Francisco. He has spent much of this season recovering from being hit in the head by a line drive April 9, which caused three hairline skull fractures and a concussion. Bochy indicated that Martinez will pitch in long relief, the role he occupied when he opened the season with the Giants. The Giants also optioned left-hander Alex Hinshaw (12.00 ERA in nine appearances) to Double-A Connecticut. To clear room for Bumgarner on the 40-man roster, the Giants designated right-hander Osiris Matos for assignment.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.