Nick Ahmed gets minor league deal with San Francisco Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Free agent shortstop Nick Ahmed reached agreement Monday on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants that includes a spring training invite.

The 33-year-old Ahmed had spent all 10 of his major league seasons with the NL West rival Arizona Diamondbacks from 2014-23, winning two Gold Gloves.

He was designated for assignment last Sept. 5 and then released by the reigning National League champions.

Ahmed batted .212 with two home runs and 14 RBIs in 72 games last season. His best offensive season for the Diamondbacks was in 2019, when he hit 19 home runs to go along with 82 RBIs.

He is expected to compete with highly touted Giants prospect Marco Luciano and Casey Schmitt, who played 42 of his 96 games as a rookie at shortstop, with 31 starts.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.