Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

MLB News

Well-traveled Vielma heads back to Giants

MLB.com @MannyOnMLB

The Giants acquired infielder Engelb Vielma from the Pirates on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

Vielma, 23, returns to the Giants' organization, where he began the offseason after San Francisco claimed him off waivers from Minnesota in September. He was then claimed by the Phillies off waivers in November, and by Pittsburgh off waivers in December.

The Giants acquired infielder Engelb Vielma from the Pirates on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

Vielma, 23, returns to the Giants' organization, where he began the offseason after San Francisco claimed him off waivers from Minnesota in September. He was then claimed by the Phillies off waivers in November, and by Pittsburgh off waivers in December.

The Twins signed Vielma out of Venezuela in 2011. Known primarily for his defense, he hit .256/.316/.302 in 2,171 plate appearances over six seasons in Minnesota's farm system.

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.

San Francisco Giants, Engelb Vielma