The Giants won't need a shortstop for at least six years, but that didn't stop them from reportedly adding a former top prospect to their minor league system.
According to Baseball America's Matt Eddy, shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was among was among five players the team signed to minor league deals Monday.
The Giants also signed right-handed pitcher Albert Suarez, outfielders Junior Arias & Carlos Moncrief, and re-signed left-handed pitcher Ricky Romero.
Originally signed as a free agent from South Korea by the Chicago Cubs in 2009, the 25-year-old Lee spent the last five seasons in the Tampa Bay Rays system, including the last three at Triple-A Durham.
In 96 games with Durham in 2015, Lee hit .220/.303/.304 with 15 doubles, three home runs and 27 RBI.
Acquired by the Rays on January 8, 2011 in a deal revolving around Matt Garza and Chris Archer, Lee was the No. 2 prospect in the entire Rays system at the end of the year, according to Baseball America. He fell to No. 4 in 2012, but rose back to No. 2 in 2014.
Following the 2011 season, Baseball America had Lee ranked as the No. 44 prospect in all of baseball.
#Giants minor league FA haul includes SS Hak-Ju Lee, RHP Albert Suarez and OFs Junior Arias & Carlos Moncrief. Also re-signed Ricky Romero— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) November 23, 2015