Giants claim Vielma off waivers from Twins

Infielder is career .256 hitter in six Minor League seasons

September 15th, 2017
Engelb Vielma was designated for assignment by the Twins on Tuesday and claimed off waivers by the Giants on Thursday. (AP)

SAN FRANCISCO -- Always looking to add depth and flexibility, the Giants claimed infielder off waivers from the Twins on Thursday.

To make room for Vielma on the 40-man roster, outfielder , who has missed almost the entire season with concussion symptoms, was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

Vielma, 23, can play second base, third base and shortstop, which is his primary position. He's a .256 hitter in six Minor League seasons.

This year, Vielma hit a combined .229/.273/.280 in 121 games between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester. He was designated for assignment by Minnesota on Tuesday.