California Dolphin: statewide California news

Giants make roster move ahead of two-game series with Astros

HOUSTON–After he hit home runs in each of his first two rehab games, Mac Williamson appeared poised to rejoin the Giants on their upcoming road trip.
While it’s likely Williamson will be back at some point during the Giants three-city trip, he was not added to the roster ahead of Tuesday’s contest in Houston.
Instead, the Giants called up left-handed reliever Josh Osich from Triple-A Sacramento to replace right-hander Jose Valdez, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.
Osich tossed 4 2/3 innings of scoreless ball for the River Cats after being optioned following a stint on the disabled list with a hip strain. The southpaw enjoyed a strong spring training and gained the confidence of manager Bruce Bochy with an excellent fastball-changeup combination, but Osich struggled at the outset of the regular season.
In 10 innings, Osich allowed 17 hits and five walks while posting an ERA of 8.10. With Osich back on the roster, the Giants now have three lefties in an eight-man bullpen including Tony Watson and Will Smith.
Valdez has appeared in four games with the Giants and surrendered three home runs in five innings of work.
The Giants may have enough roster flexibility to add a position player after their two-game set in Houston, as they’ll have an off day before traveling to Chicago for three games against the Cubs. If they do decide to add an outfielder, either Williamson or Hunter Pence could join the team on the road.

Top News

Ain't No God; don't even think about theism

UnFox News: not a propaganda arm of the Republican party