The San Francisco Giants called up second baseman Joe Panik from Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, according to the San Jose Mercury News.
The club needs to make two roster moves to activate him. They have to add Panik to the 40-man roster and remove a player from the 25-man roster.
Panik, 23, was the Giants' first-round draft pick in 2011. He is batting .321 with five home runs, 14 doubles and 50 runs in 74 games with Fresno.
Second base has been a weak position, offensively, for the Giants this year. Brandon Hicks has eight home runs but is batting .172. Joaquin Arias is batting just .183 with only singles. Ehire Adrianza is batting only .208.
Marco Scutaro, who was projected as the starter before spring training, has been out with a back injury all season and is not expected to be ready for full-time action this year.