The Giants informed reporters (including Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle) that outfielder Jason Krizan has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants also activated Mike Yastrzemski from the COVID-19 injured list. San Francisco’s 40-man roster now sits at 39, although they still have three players on the COVID IL who don’t currently count against that tally.
Krizan was selected last week when the Giants lost both Brandon Belt and Dominic Leone to the COVID list. While it came under unfortunate circumstances, it marked a heart-warming culmination of a long journey for the lefty-hitting outfielder. Krizan has played in parts of 11 minor league seasons, and his perseverance was rewarded with an MLB debut a bit shy of his 33rd birthday.
Unsurprisingly, Krizan’s stay on the major league roster proved brief this time around. He appeared in three games and collected his first hit (a single off the Nationals’ Josiah Gray) in eight at-bats. He’ll rejoin the River Cats, where he’s hitting .224/.350/.347 in 60 plate appearances this year, and try to work his way back to the majors.
San Francisco also announced they’ve signed left-hander Darien Núñez to a minor league contract (via Slusser). The Giants claimed Núñez off release waivers from the Dodgers last week. He had just undergone Tommy John surgery and won’t return until some point in 2023. The Giants quickly released him themselves but brought him back on a deal that won’t require dedicating him a 40-man roster spot or paying him a major league salary while he rehabs. Núñez appeared in six major league games with L.A. last season.
Yastrzemski got off to a decent start before landing on the shelf, hitting .267/.340/.356 through his first 50 plate appearances. He’ll slot right back into the lineup, starting in right field and hitting sixth tonight against Dodger starter Tony Gonsolin.
Your team should trade for Duvall. Apparently, he is a good hitter.
The Giants need an outfielder.
Duvall is available!
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No room on the 40 man. I’d rather they keep the guys they’ve got.
Yaz and Frisco took a beating in LA . LOL
last night SF fielded one of the saddest rosters I’ve seen this year — get healthy guys!!
The way Yaz has hit the last year, I don’t think he’ll be an upgrade
You underestimate Yaz’ value both with the bat and with his glove. He’s already off to a better start this year before Covid struck him down.
Still, SFG wins. They’re a class organization and its players are team-first.
False! Dodgers swept the Gnats, therefore they did NOT win.
Farhan should have opened up the wallet a little wider for right handed bat Seiya Suzuki.
Overseas players can be a big hit or miss, especially for what he was asking. Giants could have went bigger, and gone with Nick Castellanos, or however you spell it.
I regret FZ not signing Suzuki. I think the Cubs overpaid, but the Giants could have easily afforded him. I’m glad they didn’t sign Castellanos though. He’s not a Giants type player. He should strictly DH and never see the field. He’s one of the worst defenders in baseball.
He didn’t sign with SF because his wife was afraid of all the racial issues in the Bay Area.
Do tell. How can that happen at the epicenter of wokeness?
No thanks on Castellanos.
Suzuki had the option to play with the Giants. Didn’t take it. Happy to move on to someone that does.
Who’d think a Detroit Tigers farmhand would not thrive in his major league debut with a different club. I guess not all of them can become Elsewhere All-Stars.
Hopefully Giants downward spiral doesn’t last much longer. Only 2 games ahead of last place Diamondbacks and tied with Rockies. Once players on IL return their production will be needed immediately.
Been a Bart fan but his offense continues to fall way below Mendoza Line. Hopefully Giants coaching staff can turn him around. Cassalli is good handling pitching staff but provides very little offense.
Yeah I’m rooting for Bart big time but he looks like he’s pressing hard at the plate and looks overmatched again.
I hope they keep playing him and work with him on breaking out of it. Playing Cassili more is the move offensively.
No, Casali can’t hit—or hasn’t for two years.
The worst part of Bart’s offense is that he’s striking out more than 42% of his at bats. That’s untenable. And with Casali not much better, the Giants have a serious problem with their catching. Maybe it’s time to send Joey back down and bring up Genoves or trade for Cotreras.
Been a Giants fan for 60 years. Especially watching Mays, McCovey, Cepeda, Marichal, Clark, Bonds, Lincecum, Cain, Posey, Crawford, Belt and now Rodon and
As bad as the Giants are right now still looking forward to my first time seeing them play in person against Atlanta next month. Tickets behind Giants dugout.
And definitely Webb
Surprised to hear the Giants aren’t picking up Nunez’s major league salary, like they have done with the others.
Not with a guy who won’t be able to pitch until late 2023 or early 2024.