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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Morosi: Former Thunder outfielder Christian signs with Giants

Per's Jon Paul Morosi, former Thunder outfielder Justin Christian, a catalyst on this year's Thunder team up until the final month, has signed a deal to join the San Francisco Giants.

Christian, 30, hit .297/.374/.846 in 87 games with the Thunder. He homered nine times, drove in 51 runs and stole 20 bases in 25 attempts. His numbers this winter in the Mexican League were even better, bordering on absurdly good.

With the Caneros de los Mochis, the former major leaguer hit .356/.452/1.013 with 10 longballs, 32 RBIs and 24 stolen bases in 25 tries. He is currently playing with Mexicali in Caribbean Series.

Before being promoted to Scranton, Christian broke Kevin Thompson's Trenton record for stolen bases in a career. A swipe against Bowie in August sent him past Thompson's 101 steals with the Thunder.

Christian collected 10 hits in 43 at-bats with as a member of the Yankees in 2008, his only major league experience.

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