While Hanson and Law both missed out on spots on the Giants Opening Day roster, De Paula is an intriguing prospect, and the gem of the package for the Blue Jays. Acquired on the final day of last August, the Dominican right-hander had a 1.72 ERA in 11 outings (10 starts) while splitting his time in the Yankees and Giants systems. De Paula, who doesn't turn 22 until September, had 55 strikeouts in 52.1 innings.
To make room for Pillar, renowned for his defensive acumen, the Giants have designated Michael Reed for assignmnent. Reed, acquired from the Twins in a spring training trade on March 23, was 0-for-8 in his Giants tenure, with six strikeouts.