Breaking News: Brett Pill to taste the San Francisco treat, gets his call to the major leagues

Former Covina High School standout Brett Pill, who also starred at Cal State Fullerton, was promoted from Triple-A Fresno to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.
The son, of Mike Pill, of Edgewood High School, and older brother of Tyler Pill, also of Covina and Cal State Fullerton, had a solid summer for the Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League.


Pill ranked among the PCL leaders in several offensive categories, including hits (167), RBIs (107), doubles (36), extra-base hits (64), total bases (284) and at-bats (536).
The negative of his call up was that the Giants desginated former Glendora star Aaron Rowand for assignment.
There’s only 40 spots,” Giants general manager Brian Sabean told MLB.com. “It’s a lot to do with that, including giving somebody like Pill a chance.”
Giants manager Bruce Bochy told MLB.com that Pill would provide the team right-handed power off the bench, while making an occasional start.

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  • Bfan

    Congratulations to Brett.This is a well deserved promotion.He had nothing else to prove at the AAA level. Hopefully he is able to hit major league pitching and get some playing time.He is a great kid and comes from a good family.Tyler is right behind you with the Mets…Brett.
    Go Giants!!

  • Don

    First, congratulations to Brett. You, and your family have much to be proud of having gotten here. Keep up the great work and now go find that OF glove in the bottom of your bag. Great kid from a great family.

    Second, the move is a little bittersweet for some as local boy Aaron Rowand, GHS, CSF, has been designated for assignment by the Giants to make room on the roster.

  • Amat 75

    Good for him! He knocked the cover off the ball this year and deserved a shot. Go get ‘em kid !

  • Jennifer Root

    Congratulations to Brett Pill for his accomplishments. This humble, hardworking young man deserves every bit of success he receives. He is a role model to young players that hard work and a positive attitude pays off!

  • http://verizon Great Start

    Brett Pill started at first base against the Padres tonight and his first at bat, second pitch, he hit a homerun. Congratulations and great start Brett!!!