Giants outfielder Steven Duggar says that he has been diagnosed with a grade 3 sprain of his left AC joint, as Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle was among those to report (Twitter links). While he’s heading for a second opinion, Duggar says he’s leaning towards surgery.
The San Francisco organization had only recently called Duggar back up to the bigs when he came up injured. He was shifted to the 60-day IL earlier today, meaning that the team has already scratched him for the rest of the season. Clearly, the focus will be on getting Duggar back to health. Worryingly, he also ended his 2018 season with a significant left shoulder injury.
The 25-year-old had been seen by some as a key potential part of the Giants outfield for some time to come, but he’ll be a question mark entering 2020. In addition to the health issues, Duggar simply has not produced in the majors when healthy. Through 281 plate appearances on the year, he carries a .234/.278/.341 batting line with four home runs.
There’s still promise for Duggar. He was much better this year at Triple-A, where he was walking nearly as often as he struck out while showing much more power. And he’s a gifted defender, so it’s not as if he needs to be a monster at the plate to be a useful big leaguer.
The move on Duggar created space for the activation of lefty Travis Bergen. The Rule 5 pick had been working back from a shoulder injury. It seems the club remains committed to carrying him for the rest of the season, though that could change as time goes on.
I didn’t think they made scales big enough to weigh a whole surgery
it would be a mistake to dump bergen for a reliever that, if being one aquired off the waiver wire, probably wolnt play a whole lot better then him simply because you have an outside shot at a wild card berth this year.
Do yall remember when people considered Duggar to be a legitimate prospect? Lol
Do you remember Cub’s fans penciling in Kyle Schwarber for a spot in the HoF? LOL
No, but I do remember him busting his butt to get back from a tore acl to help contribute to a World Series winning club.
Nice selective memory.
Oh I’m sorry. Smart* Cubs fans never did that. I can’t speak for bandwagoners.
Please do and when you come back, grab some pine where ya belong. He shouldn’t be a every day OF’er. He needs to be a 4th OF’er or a full time starter in AAA
Might as well have the surgery and try again next year. Dude can’t stay healthy or hit major league pitching. Probably running out of chances.
Glad we don’t have Dummies like you running the club
I’m sensing a pattern here …
Guy is injury prone and can’t hit.
Get rid of him!
If he’s healthy the skies the limit with him. But he’s never healthy.
Was hoping this year would be better for Duggar. Doesn’t walk enough, strikes out too much and doesn’t steal bases well. Great defender. This isn’t good. Injuries happen and I don’t judge on that but he’s got to get much, much better offensively. This is starting to remind me of Gary Brown, only Duggar is coachable. His struggles really hurt because they needed a younger guy or two to step up and infuse more talent and athleticism into the every day lineup.
same old, same old for the Gints
hype ’em up and down they go…