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Casey McGehee accepted his assignment to Triple-A, and will be in the starting lineup Tuesday night for the Sacramento River Cats, the Giants announced Tuesday afternoon.
San Francisco designated McGehee for assignment on Sunday morning.
“I think it’s always surprising when stuff like this happens,” he told reporters. “I haven’t had a whole lot of time to process it. Obviously I’m disappointed. It’s not the kind of news you want to hear ever. The only thing I can say is I wish that obviously I would have gotten off to a little different start.
“If you get off to the kind of start I feel I’m capable of and expect of myself, we’re not having this conversation.”
McGehee hit .287 with four home runs and 76 RBI last year with the Miami Marlins.
He was named National League Comeback Player of the Year.
The Giants acquired the Santa Cruz native in December in exchange for two minor-league prospects.
He struggled to the tune of .200 with two home runs and nine RBI over 118 plate appearances, and with Matt Duffy hitting .299 with 19 RBI, McGehee became expendable.
San Francisco GM Bobby Evans was hopeful that McGehee would opt to join the River Cats so he could get more at-bats in the attempt to regain his 2014 form. But on Sunday, McGehee was non-committal.
“I’m pretty sure yesterday wasn’t the last baseball game I played in,” he said. “I still feel like I’ve got a lot left, a lot to offer. I still feel I’m the same guy who was (fourth) in the league in hits last year. (This is) not a decision I feel I’m capable of making in 10 minutes. Other people are involved, my family and myself.
“At the end of the day it is a team game and I try to play for the team. As far as life, you’ve got another team you’ve got to consider and that’s your wife and kids.”
Shortly over two days later, McGehee made the decision to head to Sacramento, where his first game will be against Barry Zito and the Nashville Sounds.
McGehee remains on the Giants' 40-man roster and could be recalled in 10 days.