Oct 28, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; San Francisco Giants designated hitter Ryan Theriot reacts as he scores the go-ahead run against the Detroit Tigers in the 10th inning during game four of the 2012 World Series at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: H. Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports

Giants: Ryan Theriot Will Not Return Next Season


Ryan Theriot, the man who scored the winning run in 2012 that brought the Giants their second World Series title in three years, will not be returning to the Giants for the 2013 season.

Vice President of Baseball Operations Bobby Evans told KNBR that “we are not an option for him.”

He stated that Theriot would like to play with a team where he is not simply a utility infielder, and with Marco Scutaro re-signing this past offseason, Theriot would be relegated to that role should he return.

The Rangers, Indians, and Phillies have all expressed interested in signing Theriot.

Theriot hit .270 with no home runs and 28 RBI in 104 games last season for the Giants. He was a starter for a portion of the year, but finished the season on the bench as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement.

In eight seasons in the big leagues, Theriot has a career batting average of .281.

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