Former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong has had an adventurous past couple of weeks. At the trade deadline was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Matt Svanson. 18 days later the Blue Jays designated him for assignment and now a National League West playoff contending team has signed him to a major league contract.
Paul DeJong, who has played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays this year, has signed with the San Francisco Giants
Bob Nightengale was the first to report that Paul DeJong was signing with the Giants. The plan is that he will meet the team in Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 23 for the series finale. This will be his third organization that he has played for this season and San Francisco could use infield help as Brandon Crawford is not expected back until late August/early September, Mark Mathis is on a similar return from injury timeline, and Thairo Estrada is day-to-day with a hand contusion.
Prior to the signing being announced the Giants had won just three out of their last seven games. Their recent losses came against other contending teams in the Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays, Atlanta Braves, and one game against the Phillies. In the standing the Giants are just a half game back of the Chicago Cubs for the final Wild Card spot.
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