According to Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports, the San Francisco Giants will sign Bill Hall, late of the Houston Astros, to replace Freddy Sanchez on their 25-man roster.
The Giants’ infield has been decimated by injuries this year; Pablo Sandoval and Mike Fontenot are still out, although both are expected back soon.
Hall was released by the Astros one week ago on June 4. He hit just .224/.272/.340 for Houston in 147 at-bats, but hit 18 home runs in a part-time role for the Red Sox in 2010. Hall’s best season was in 2006, when he hit 35 home runs for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hall is a 10-year veteran who has great versatility in the field; he can play shortstop, second base, third base or any of the outfield positions. He’s still just 31 years old, so he might have a chance to return to his better performing days, as he had with Milwaukee.