The Giants activated infielder Wilmer Flores and right-hander Logan Webb from the 10-day injured list. Both players are slated to return to action tonight, as Webb is scheduled to start tonight’s game with the Dodgers and Flores is in the lineup as the starting first baseman. Righty Nick Tropeano and infielder Jason Vosler were optioned to Triple-A to create roster space.
Both Flores and Webb will end up missing the minimum 10 days due to what (thankfully) appears to have been minor injuries. Flores hit the IL due to a right hamstring strain, while Webb was sidelined with a right shoulder strain.
Flores’ return comes at a particularly opportune time for the Giants, as first basemen Brandon Belt and Darin Ruf are both on the 10-day IL themselves. The club can now at least tread water at the position with an experienced first baseman like Flores, plus Austin Slater and LaMonte Wade Jr. can also fill in at first base in a pinch. Flores is off to something of a slow start this year, with a .219/.308/.343 slash line over 120 plate appearances that is well off his .277/.323/.469 mark from 2016-20.
San Francisco has gotten strong results from its starting pitchers this year, Webb included. The right-hander has a 4.09 ERA/3.50 SIERA over 44 innings, with a strong 58.7% grounder rate and a strikeout rate (25%) that is slightly above the league average.