The Giants have signed 31-year old righty starting pitcher Shane Loux to a minor league deal. Loux pitched in 20 games (19 starts) in AAA-ball last season and he was 6-12 with a 5.25 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Loux last pitched in the majors in 2009 with the Angels. Loux has now pitched in 39 games (13 starts) in parts of four years in the majors and he is 3-7 with a 6.14 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. Loux has given up a stunning 156 hits in only 118 2/3 career innings in the majors to date as he doesn’t miss many bats. The Giants will likely start Loux in AAA-ball in 2011.