Lost amid the furor surrounding Sunday’s Super Bowl was the Dodgers signing outfielder Brian Giles to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. With Reed Johnson in the fold, it’s hard to gauge what chances the 39-year old Giles has of making the team or if he’d come to Albuquerque in the event he doesn’t. The former All-Star is also coming off a 2009 season that was shortened by arthritis in his right knee, which caused him to go on the DL in mid-June never to return.
A trio of Isotopes from last year have also latched on elsewhere as Valentino Pascucci has signed with the Mets, an organization with whom he spent half of 2008 playing in New Orleans. Infielder Luis Maza and left-handed pitcher Brian Mazone have both signed on with the Phillies organization. Maza joined the Phils as a free agent while Mazone re-signed with Philadelphia after finishing the 2009 campaign with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
In other Isotopes news, the team’s annual Job Fair will be this Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Isotopes Park and if you’ve ever wanted to work for a baseball team, this is your best chance. We’re expecting a big crowd so it’s a good idea to come early and prepared with a completed job application. You can download an application for the Isotopes or the team’s concessionaire Ovations Food Services here.