The San Francisco Giants have signed former first-round draft pick Kyle Drabek to a Minor League contract.
The club plans to audition Drabek as a pitcher and infielder.
"At our request, Drabek is taking ground balls and giving us a look at him as an infielder [as he was in high school]," Giants general manager Bobby Evans said. "But we're not ruling out his continuing with us from the mound."
Drabek, 28, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies as the 18th overall pick in the 2006 first-year player draft and received a signing bonus of $1.55 million, but he has failed to live up to expectations in professional ball.