That being said, manager Ron Washington thinks his speed and versatility could be a huge asset during the final stretch run.
"He's going to be a pinch-runner," Washington said. "He can play both infield and outfield. He'll be a guy I'll move around.
"[He's] a guy that can run the bases for us, a good baserunner. He brings something, and hopefully we get this thing back on track and we can use him."
In 126 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City, the 32-year-old swiped a career-high 50 bases. Washington said that he is not surprised by the late bloomer's numbers.
"Knowledge," said Washington, as the key for German's success. "[He's] been around a while. [He's] always had the speed. I just think this year the opportunity was there for him to do it. He knows how."
"Believe me, they knew he was stealing them," Washington added. "[It's] no secret."