Giants Sign Uribe

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Juan Uribe and the San Francisco Giants
agreed to a minor league contract Thursday with an invitation to
spring training.

Uribe batted .247 with seven homers and 40 RBIs for the Chicago
White Sox last year, losing his starting job at second base to
Alexei Ramirez early in the season. Uribe also can play shortstop
and third base, where he filled in for Joe Crede last year.

Uribe has 111 homers in eight big league seasons with Colorado
and the White Sox. He is a solid fielder who could back up newcomer
Edgar Renteria at shortstop or youngster Pablo Sandoval at third
base for the Giants.

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