The Giants introduced that shortstop Brandon Crawford has been activated from the 10-day injured record, whereas outfielder Joc Pederson can also be again after being activated from the seven-day concussion IL. To create roster house, San Francisco optioned infielder David Villar to Triple-A and designated infielder Dixon Machado for task.
Crawford has been battling soreness in his left knee for a lot of the season, and the harm has resulted in two journeys to the IL for the veteran shortstop throughout the final six weeks. This newest IL stint sidelined Crawford for slightly over three weeks, and it’s doable that the lingering nature of this drawback might result in Crawford getting a number of extra days off than normal over the ultimate two months of the common season.
Coming off a profession 12 months in 2021, Crawford’s knee points may very well be partially guilty for his dropoff this season, because the shortstop is hitting solely .215/.297/.332 over 279 plate appearances. There’s nonetheless time for Crawford to get on monitor and end the 12 months in additional respectable trend, even when it is likely to be too late for the Giants to get again into the wild card race.
With the Giants transferring some veteran gamers on the commerce deadline, it’s fairly doable he would possibly’ve been moved had it not been for his concussion signs. The excellent news, nevertheless, is that Pederson is ready to make a fast return after hitting the concussion-IL on July 29, so he doesn’t seem like coping with any lingering after-effects. The slugger is hitting .242/.319/.492 with 17 residence runs over 285 PA, and his first-half efficiency earned a slot on the NL All-Star roster.
It may very well be a really brief keep within the Giants group for Machado, who was simply acquired in a commerce with the Cubs on July 31. San Francisco was in a crunch for shortstop depth with Crawford and Thairo Estrada each on the IL, and thus Machado offered some short-term assist. Machado’s 5 video games with the Giants represented his first MLB enjoying time since 2018, as he has since been enjoying within the KBO League and with the Cubs’ Triple-A affiliate.