Giants option Crawford to make room for Cabrera

Updated: July 31, 2011, 11:33 AM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The San Francisco Giants optioned rookie shortstop Brandon Crawford to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday to make room on the roster for new shortstop Orlando Cabrera.

The 24-year-old Crawford hit .190 with two home runs and 17 RBIs in 50 games with the Giants this season after being called up from Single-A San Jose on May 26.

The Giants acquired the 36-year-old Cabrera from Cleveland for Triple-A outfielder Thomas Neal after their 7-2 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday.

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