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2/4/2013 3:39 P.M. ET

Tony Abreu claimed by Giants

The Kansas City Royals today announced that infielder Tony Abreu, who was designated for assignment on January 25, was claimed on Outright Waivers by the San Francisco Giants.

Abreu, 28, hit .257 in 22 games for the Royals in 2012 after spending a majority of the campaign at Triple-A Omaha.

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