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Justin Miller has found a new home in San Francisco.

Justin Miller, who spent the past two seasons working out of the Marlins bullpen, has reached agreement on a Minor League contract with the Giants.

According to an industry source, the 31-year-old right-hander will be a non-roster Spring Training invitee with the Giants.

Well, maybe not just yet, but given the Giants situation, the tattooed one could easily make the team.

Across the bay, Joe Dillon was picked up by the Athletics.

Apparently the waiver wire was the first stop as Beane's Athletics won a claim on 33 year-old former Milwaukee Brewers infielder Joe Dillon.

Dillon spent most of last year in Triple-A Nashville where he got on base 37.4% of the time and slugged .409, a relatively low number compared to the rest of his minor league track record. Dillon most notably received 76 at-bats in 2007 and tore the cover off of the ball, finishing with an OPS of .890 and finding himself on an opening day roster for the first time in his career. Dillon would stay on the Brewers until mid-July where he would be sent to Nashville, although he would receive a September call-up.

Joe was part of a great call when Rick Waltz found his voice as the Marlins announcer.

Run, Joe, Run.

It remains one of my favorites to this day.

And finally for the Jason Wood fans in the audience, he has hung up his spikes but will continue his iconic ways in California.

After a distinguished 18-year professional baseball playing career, Albuquerque Isotopes icon Jason Wood has been named hitting instructor of the Inland Empire 66ers, Single-A partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the California League, the Dodgers announced today.


Wood joins an Inland Empire field staff that includes manager Carlos Subero and pitching coach Charlie Hough, who played for the Albuquerque Dukes in 1972 before embarking on an 11-year career with the Dodgers and a 25-year Major League pitching career. Inland Empire is located in San Bernardino, California and has been a Single-A partner of the Dodgers since 2007.

Teach them well Woody.  And who knows, maybe we will see you in teal somewhere along the line.