Giants cutting ties with struggling Gerardo Parra

null Baseball The last-place Giants are cutting loose veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra. The team announced Friday it has designated the 32-year-old outfielder for assignment, effectively ending his time with the club. That move cleared the way to summon hot-hitting outfielder Mike Gerber from Triple-A Sacramento.   MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNThe Giants also put catcher Erik Kratz on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain and called up right-hander Tyler Beede to replace him on the roster. Beede was scheduled to start Friday against the Reds.  ROSTER MOVES:RHP Tyler Beede recalled from AAA Sacramento.OF Mike Gerber (#34) selected from AAA Sacramento.C Erik Kratz placed on 10-day IL (retro to May 1) with a left hamstring strain.OF Gerardo Parra designated for assignment.#SFGiants— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) May 3, 2019Parra signed a minor league deal with San Francisco just before the start of spring training. He had a slash line of .198/.278/.267 through 30 games. With attendance down dramatically and the team last in the NL West at 13-18 entering Friday's games, the Giants decided to give Gerber a shot in the majors at Parra's expense. San Francisco's left fielders had a .485 OPS with one home run this season through 31 games. Gerber, 26, is slashing .357/.402/.655 with six home runs in just 21 games at Triple-A. He made his major league debut with the Tigers last season, going 4 for 42 in limited time, and was claimed off waivers by the Giants in December. Parra is in his 11th major league season and previously played for the Rockies, Orioles, Brewers and Diamo