The Giants announced this evening they’ve placed outfielder Austin Slater on the 10-day injured list due to a left hamstring strain. Bryce Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento to take his spot on the active roster.
It’s a rough break for Slater, who pulled up while running during yesterday’s loss to the Nationals. Slater had also lost the first three weeks of the season to a left hamstring strain. It’s been a tough opening to the year for the 30-year-old, who has been limited to just six starts thus far. He’d played well in that limited look, hitting .368/.455/.421 with two stolen bases through 22 trips to the plate.
The right-handed hitting Slater has been a productive role player for San Francisco for a few seasons. He’s now appeared in parts of seven campaigns and set his career high in playing time last year. Slater tallied 325 plate appearances of .264/.366/.408 hitting while starting a little less than half the club’s games in 2022. He’s taken particular advantage of favorable platoon matchups. For his career, Slater is a .291/.381/.473 hitter against left-handed pitching.
Slater’s absences have contributed to the Giants’ struggles against southpaws. San Francisco ranks just 26th in on-base percentage (.294) and 27th in slugging (.362) against left-handed pitching. Johnson adds a switch-hitter to the outfield mix but is more of a speed and defense type than a major offensive threat.
The San Francisco Giants are such a mess. Yesterday Sean Manaea got LIT UP again . This time for 8 earned over 2.2 ip
Dude posted a 5.00 ERA last year and was a league leader in Home Runs Allowed ( 2nd overall )
He was bad last year.
Then their rotisserie baseball genius Farhan Zaidi rewarded him with a 25 Million dollar contract
Oh no, TonyGwynnSD19/27ringsb*tches/27champyankees/27ChampYankees back at it again… MLBTR we got another alt account from him…
Hey Tony. Nice to hear from you.
How’s the 162m Rodon going ?
Did the cortisone injection help that chronic back injury ?
Do you think your $290m team will catch the $80m Rays ?
If only the Giants had the genius front office that the Yankees possess. So envious.
8R, only 4 earned because of Davis’ error
No you know who is a mess? The Yankees lmao how’s Rodon doing? That Judge contract already looks horrendous. Stanton on the IL? Color me shocked. Been stuck on the 27* for a loooong time. I looked at the Yankees lineup yesterday and spat out laughing.
Team needs a overhaul. Bunch of bums
nobody cares. Giants are a 3rd Tier Loser franchise.
And the Yankees are just so relevant.
Then why you here sweetheart?
Medical Staff and Conditioning Staff BLEW IT.
Slater was brought back off IL too fast.