"I wanted what's best for him," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "But since nobody claimed him, that's good news for us."
Adrianza, 25, batted .235 in 62 games for the Giants during 2013-14. The switch-hitter has proven that he can hit Triple-A pitching, batting .311 at that level in the previous two seasons.
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