Wichita State Shockers

Former Wichita State star Conor Gillaspie signs with San Francisco Giants

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Former Wichita State third baseman Conor Gillaspie is returning to the San Francisco Giants.

The Giants, who drafted him in 2008, signed Gillaspie to a minor-league deal on Friday. He played in 29 games for the Giants from 2008-12 before he was traded to the Chicago White Sox. He spent last season with the White Sox and Los Angeles Angels. The Angels released him in August.

Gillaspie is a career .255 hitter with a .390 slugging percentage and 25 home runs in six seasons. In 2014, he hit .282 with seven home runs for the White Sox in 130 games.

At WSU, Gillaspie, from Omaha, earned All-American recognition in 2008 and was a three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference pick. He hit .362 with 58 doubles and 24 home runs in three seasons.