Justin Christian LF TB 7 Months

Rays signed OF Justin Christian to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to major league spring training. The 33-year-old outfielder spent the entire 2013 season at Triple-A Memphis where he slashed .270/.332/.353 with three homers, 29 RBI and 14 thefts in 107 games. He'll function merely as additional organizational depth in the outfield for the Rays.

Justin Christian LF TB Nov 17 '12

Cardinals signed OF Justin Christian to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invite to spring training. Christian appeared in 34 games with the Giants last season as a reserve outfielder and pinch-runner. He's strictly organizational depth.

Justin Christian LF TB Nov 06 '12

Justin Christian has elected free agency.

The 32-year-out outfielder slashed a stellar .343/.409/.508 with seven homers, 35 RBI and 12 steals in 72 games for Triple-A Fresno in 2012, but struggled in his limited time with the Giants. He'll likely have to accept a minor league deal with the chance to compete for a reserve outfielder role in spring training.

Justin Christian LF TB Oct 12 '12

Giants sent OF Justin Christian outright to Triple-A Fresno.

The move cleared a spot on the Giants 40-man roster. The 32-year-old outfielder is a career .203/.255/.266 hitter over 143 career at-bats and is unlikely to make a major impact with the Giants next season.

Justin Christian LF TB Sep 07 '12

Giants activated OF Justin Christian from the 15-day disabled list.

Christian has been sidelined since August 23 with a sprained left wrist. He'll function as a reserve outfielder and pinch-runner down the stretch.

Justin Christian LF TB Sep 06 '12

Justin Christian (wrist) is expected to return from the 15-day disabled list on Friday evening.

Christian has been sidelined since August 23 because of a left wrist sprain. The 32-year-old outfielder is batting just .125/.192/.146 in 26 games played this season.

Justin Christian LF TB Aug 23 '12

Giants placed OF Justin Christian on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist sprain.

Christian injured the wrist while making a fantastic diving catch on Wednesday night. The Giants have called up Francisco Peguero to replace him on the active roster, but they figure to step up their efforts to land an outfielder before August 31.

Justin Christian LF TB Aug 23 '12

Justin Christian jammed his wrist Thursday while making a spectacular catch in the outfield.

Christian was dealing with quite a bit of swelling after the game and may even need a stint on the 15-day disabled list. "I jammed it pretty good," said the 32-year-old backup outfielder. "I hope it's nothing major." The Giants could consider promoting Xavier Nady from Triple-A Fresno.

Justin Christian LF TB Aug 17 '12

Giants recalled OF Justin Christian from Triple-A Fresno.

Christian batted just .158 (6-for-38) in a previous stint with the Giants earlier this season but has hit .343/.409/.508 with seven homers and 12 steals at Triple-A. He could spell Gregor Blanco from time to time in left field.

Justin Christian LF TB Aug 02 '12

Giants optioned OF Justin Christian to Triple-A Fresno.

Christian has registered a poor .158/.220/.184 batting line in 40 plate appearances this season at the major league level. He may be invited back in early September.