DENVER -- The second round of September call-ups will bring a couple of familiar names to the Giants clubhouse.

Brett Bochy, the manager's son, and former first-round pick Gary Brown were called up from Triple-A Fresno. The Giants also added right-handed pitchers Chris Heston and Erik Cordier and infielder Adam Duvall.

Brett Bochy, 27, has twice been in big league camp with his father, and the two have had plenty of fun with the arrangement. Players are usually brought into the manager's office when they're getting sent out of big league camp in spring training, but in 2013 Bruce broke the news over dinner. Brett had a solid year for the Fresno Grizzlies, posting a 3.83 ERA in 35 games in a league that favors hitters. A spot starter at times, he can help soak up innings down the stretch.

Brown was hitting .271 with nine homers, 24 doubles and 36 stolen bases going into Fresno's finale Monday. The 25-year-old was the 24th overall selection in the 2010 draft but had been unable to force his way into the big league mix. He's a standout defender in the outfield and is one of the faster players in the organization, so he could be a useful bench piece over the final month.

Heston was 12-9 with a 3.38 ERA for the Grizzlies. Cordier has a fastball that has hit 100 mph, and he struck out 68 in 522/3 innings for the Grizzlies. He has control problems (31 walks), but the Giants have been eager to see if he can be part of their future bullpen.


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Duvall has been riding the shuttle from Fresno to San Francisco this season. He's hitting just .180 in cameo appearances for the Giants but hit two homers. On Monday, Duvall hit his 100th career minor league homer, his 27th of the season for the Grizzlies.

The Giants will have 35 players in their clubhouse when the next group arrives. Chris Dominguez, Hunter Strickland, Guillermo Quiroz, Mike Kickham and Juan Perez joined the big league club on Monday.

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