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Daniel Joshua Giese (/ˈɡs/ GHYCE; born May 19, 1977) is an American professional baseball pitcher and scout. He played in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, and Oakland Athletics. He is a scout for the Yankees.

Dan Giese
Born: (1977-05-19) May 19, 1977 (age 42)
Anaheim, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 8, 2007, for the San Francisco Giants
Last MLB appearance
May 15, 2009, for the Oakland Athletics
MLB statistics
Win–loss record1–8
Earned run average4.22



Early careerEdit

Giese graduated from Rubidoux High School in Riverside, California, and then graduated from the University of San Diego, where he played college baseball for the Toreros from 1996-1998.[1][2]

The Boston Red Sox selected Giese in the 34th round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft. The Red Sox traded to the San Diego Padres with Brad Baker in exchange for Alan Embree on June 23, 2002.[3]

Giese spent the 2002 season and the first month of 2003 in the Padres minor league system before being traded for future considerations to the Philadelphia Phillies.[4]

Philadelphia PhilliesEdit

Giese pitched for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons and Double-A Reading Phillies from 2004 through 2006. He briefly retired during the 2005 season and finished his degree from the University of San Diego.[5]

San Francisco GiantsEdit

He signed as a non-roster invitee with the San Francisco Giants prior to the 2007 season. Giese made his MLB debut with the Giants on September 8, 2007, and made several relief appearances with the Giants.

New York YankeesEdit

Giese signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees in the 2007-2008 offseason.[6][7] The Yankees purchased Giese's contract from Triple-A on June 3, 2008, and added him to the active roster. He was optioned back to Triple-A one-day later. Giese was called up again on June 6, 2008, due to an injury to Chris Britton.[citation needed]

On June 8, 2008, Giese pitched ​2 23 innings of hitless relief for his first major league victory. On June 21, Giese made his first career start against the Cincinnati Reds replacing the injured Chien-Ming Wang. On August 15, 2008, Giese was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. After recovering, Giese returned to the Yankee bullpen with a scoreless inning of relief against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 2, 2008.

On April 4, 2009, Giese was designated for assignment to make room for infielder Ramiro Peña.[8]

Oakland AthleticsEdit

The Oakland Athletics claimed Giese off of waivers on April 8. He would pitch in seven games for the Athletics with a 0-3 record before being placed on disabled list. He had season-ending Tommy John surgery. In October 2009 Giese was granted free agency. He pitched ​10 13 innings for Oakland's Triple-A affiliate in 2010 before suffering a torn labrum.[5] He announced his retirement after the season.[5]


In January 2014, the Yankees hired Giese as a scout.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Giese and his wife Shannon were married on December 28, 2001. Their daughter Avery was born on January 7, 2006.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Dan Giese, San Francisco Giants. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  2. ^ "University of San Diego Baseball Players Who Made it to a Major League Baseball Team". Archived from the original on February 18, 2007. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  3. ^ David Heuschkel (March 21, 2005). "The Best Of Theo - tribunedigital-thecourant". Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "TSN : MLB-GIANTS - Canada's Sports Leader". Retrieved November 4, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c Jennings, Chad (November 4, 2010). "Dream fulfilled, Dan Giese retires". The Lohud Yankees Blog. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
  6. ^ Laurila, David (December 9, 2007). "Prospectus Q&A: Dan Giese". Baseball Prospectus. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
  7. ^ Henry Schulman (September 14, 2007). "Vizquel could return for 4th season in S.F". Retrieved November 4, 2010.
  8. ^ Mccarron, Anthony (April 4, 2009). "Yanks don't stop short with Pena, he wins job". NY Daily News. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
  9. ^ Hoch, Bryan (January 20, 2016). "Yankees announce five additions to Major League scouting department |". Retrieved November 13, 2017.

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