SAN JOSE, CA- On Wednesday, May 1 Minor League Baseball and Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., will present San Jose Giants infielder Ryan Cavan with his 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Award prior to the Giants facing the Bakersfield Blaze. After a tremendous season in the field with Double-A Richmond last year, Cavan was chosen as the best defensive second baseman in all of Minor League Baseball. The President of Minor League Baseball, Pat O'Conner, and a representative from Rawlings will be on hand Wednesday to present Cavan with his Gold Glove Award.
A 16th-round draft pick from UC Santa Barbara in 2009, Cavan is in his fifth professional season with the San Francisco Giants organization. This season he has been a strong presence both in the field and at the plate, with a .341 batting average and .858 OPS while owning a .963 fielding percentage. He also currently leads the California League in hits and doubles.
This event will mark the first time that Minor League President Pat O'Conner has travelled to San Jose since he presented the organization with the John H. Johnson President's Trophy in 2009. For media credentials and inquiries, please contact San Jose Giants Chief Marketing Officer Juliana Paoli at (408) 380-4505 or email Juliana@sjgiants.com.
Tuesday night begins a seven game homestand for the San Jose Giants. It is also Facebook Fan Appreciation Night where all fans who "Like" the San Jose Giants on Facebook will get in free and the first 250 Facebook fans to the ballpark will receive a special foam finger. Postgame Fireworks will take place after Friday night's contest, while special Gigantes jerseys will be worn on Sunday as part of the Cinco De Mayo festivities. The jerseys will be available during an in-game silent auction and winners get to go out on the field and retrieve their jersey right off the respective player's back. For more information on the homestand visit sjgiants.com or call (408) 297-1435.
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