Apr. 7, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants infielder Ryan Theriot (5) against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Theriot is Talking to "Plenty of Teams"


Ryan Theriot will likely not be returning to the Giants next season, but the speculation will never stop until he has signed with another team.

At an LSU banquet yesterday, Theriot told The Advocate that his agent has been talking to “plenty of teams.”

Vice President of Baseball Operations Bobby Evans told KNBR last week 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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