SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are putting up zeroes.
They believe they might be doing something rarely seen: using uniform numbers 0 and 00 in the same year.
When San Francisco added speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton with a minor league deal earlier this month, equipment manager Brad Grems called the league to make sure there’s a difference between the two — because new first base coach Antoan Richardson aleady had claimed 00.
“He’s good with stuff like that,” shortstop Brandon Crawford said Monday of Grems’ due diligence.
Given the Giants have 11 retired numbers with their long list of Hall of Famers and 13 coaches and a pair of bullpen catchers in uniform under new manager Gabe Kapler,…