Earlier in the day, Buster Olney made me throw up into a paper bag.
Big day for the Giants, as they wait to learn the status of Joe Panik is moving forward. Chase Utley is available in trade, if needed.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) August 5, 2015
See, I'm about to do it again! And there's a 10-cent surcharge when you throw up into bags around here.
Just the idea of the Giants parting with prospects to acquire a broken veteran -- and I know I was excited about him last year, so shut up -- is unpalatable. Don't worry, though: It's also unnecessary. It looks like Panik's back problems are merely inflammation, and the team hopes to have him back when his turn on the DL is up in two weeks.
Utley as a super-pinch-hitter, taking over for Ehira Adrianza, considering that both Matt Duffy and Panik can play short in a pinch? Well, okay, but ...
Sorry! The main point of this is to let you know that Joe Panik is probably okay. There will be no premature end to his All-Star season, and there will be no wailing and gnashing of teeth. In the meantime, enjoy the stylings of Kelby Tomlinson, who is hitting 1.000/1.000/1.000 on the season and will probably keep that up.