According to multiple reports, former Red Sox infielder Aaron Hill has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
Hill only appeared in 47 games for the Red Sox last year after spending most of the year with Milwaukee, but he gained some appreciation from fans for his defensive contributions to the club. His offense numbers, however, weren’t great as he had a .218/.287/.290 battling line while with Boston.
While the Red Sox decided not bring the 12 year veteran back, it shouldn’t be too surprising that the Giants are willing to bring him on board with a minor league contract. He also does have a career batting line of .267/.324/.420 and could potentially serve as a good insurance policy in case someone in the infield gets hurt.
Hill will receive an invitation to big league camp and will make $2 million if he makes the Opening Day roster. Depending on how well he plays, he could potentially earn another $1.425 million. The contract also includes an opt-out clause that would allow him to become a free agent late in Spring Training if he’s not projected to make the Opening Day roster.