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Giants Notes: La Stella, Yaz, Moronta, Crawford, Solano

Tommy La Stella will obtain an MRI on his left hamstring and “could also be down for a bit” with an harm, Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler informed The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly and different reporters following in the present day’s 7-1 win over the Padres.  La Stella pulled up whereas operating dwelling to attain on an RBI grounder from Wilmer Flores within the fifth inning, and he was changed within the discipline within the backside half of the inning.

It introduced a bitter finish to one in every of La Stella’s finest days in a Giants uniform, because the second baseman was 2-for-3 (singled and tripled) with two RBI and two runs scored.  Since signing a three-year, $18.75MM free agent cope with San Francisco throughout the offseason, La Stella was scuffling within the early going along with his new crew, hitting solely .235/.297/.353 in his first 75 plate appearances.

Sadly, it looks like he’ll be set again with a go to to the 10-day injured listing, becoming a member of Donovan Solano as one other Giants infielder on the mend.  A proper calf pressure shelved Solano again on April 21, and Kapler didn’t but have a timeline about when the infielder might be again in motion.

Nevertheless, the supervisor’s pregame chat with reporters (together with John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle) did present extra optimistic updates on a pair of injured Giants, comparable to one other infield title in Brandon Crawford.  The shortstop remains to be day-to-day after struggling a bruised left calf when hit by a pitch on Friday’s recreation, and although Crawford didn’t play in in the present day’s recreation, Kapler indicated that Crawford was a chance for use as a late-game sub.  This could point out that Crawford may be able to roll as early as Monday, when the Giants start a highway sequence towards the Rockies in Denver.

Mike Yastrzemski won’t be far behind, as Kapler thinks the outfielder would possibly return from the IL after the 10-day minimal.  Yastrzemski suffered a gentle indirect pressure on April 25 however the crew was initially hopeful he might keep away from the injured listing solely earlier than lastly sending him to the IL with a backdated April 26 placement.  If “Yaz” is certainly in a position to return as quickly as doable, he can be eligible for the Giants’ Might 7 recreation towards the Padres.

The information isn’t pretty much as good for Reyes Moronta, who’s present process examination after feeling forearm tightness on Saturday.  Moronta was warming up as a part of his rehab from a proper flexor pressure, and after lacking the complete 2020 season because of shoulder surgical procedure, Moronta pitched in solely 4 video games in 2021 earlier than being sidelined as soon as extra.  Moronta has proven some promise when he has been in a position to pitch, posting a 2.65 ERA and 29.5% strikeout fee over 132 1/3 innings out of San Francisco’s bullpen because the begin of the 2017 season.

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