Giants claim infielder Abreu off waivers from Royals

Giants claim infielder Abreu off waivers from Royals

The Giants claimed infielder Tony Abreu off outright waivers from the Royals on Monday.

Kansas City had designated the 28-year-old Abreu for assignment on Jan. 25 after he spent most of last season at the club's Triple-A Omaha affiliate, posting a .322/.347/.492 batting line in 103 games. Abreu also appeared in 22 big league games, splitting time between second base, third base and shortstop while hitting .257 (18-for-70) with one home run and 15 RBIs.

The Dominican Republic native also has spent time with the Dodgers and D-backs since debuting in the Majors in 2007. In 168 career games, he has hit .252/.280/.355 with four home runs and 46 RBIs.

Andrew Simon is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.