Giants acquire Hillenbrand from Jays

Updated: July 22, 2006, 11:47 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shea Hillenbrand had several players campaigning for him in his new clubhouse, reminding Giants management of the infielder's availability.

San Francisco skipper Felipe Alou paid attention, and Hillenbrand was already on general manager Brian Sabean's radar.

The Giants acquired Hillenbrand from Toronto on Friday, two days after the Blue Jays booted him from the team for clashing with management.

Steve Finley, a former teammate of Hillenbrand ...

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