SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Infielder Mark Minicozzi was elected the 2014 Harry S. Jordan Award winner in a vote by his teammates, coaches and training staff earlier this morning.
The Harry S. Jordan Award, which is named in honor of a former longtime minor league trainer for the club, is given in recognition of the player in his first big league camp whose performance and dedication in Spring Training best exemplifies the San Francisco Giants spirit.
Minicozzi, 31, was a non-roster invitee and batted .220 (9-for-41) with two home runs and three RBI in 18 games for the Giants this spring. During his 2013 All-Star campaign with double-A Richmond he hit .309 (137-for-443) with 30 doubles, 10 home runs and 66 RBI.
Minicozzi was selected by the Giants in the 17th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft. In six minor league seasons, he owns a career avg. of .279 (587-for-2105) with 38 home runs. The six-foot, 222-pound infielder missed the entire 2008 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and later played three seasons of Independent League baseball, where he combined to hit for a .297 avg. (271-for-913) before re-signing with San Francisco in 2012.