The Giants aren’t done shuffling deck chairs. On Tuesday, the Giants performed a long list of roster moves that required two tweets from the Giants official Twitter account. Today’s roster moves aren’t as permanent as the ones that saw Yangervis Solarte’s Giants career likely come to a close.
ROSTER MOVES:— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) May 9, 2019
• C Buster Posey placed on 7 day concussion injured list.
• C Aramis Garcia recalled from AAA Sacramento.
• LHP Drew Pomeranz placed on 10 day injured list with left lat strain.
• RHP Tyler Beede recalled from AAA Sacramento.#SFGiants
Drew Pomeranz has been put on the IL to make room for Tyler Beede. This seems like the same kind of injury that put Holland on the shelf for a week, and hopefully that’s the case. That Beede is back or that someone went on the IL is expected. Kerry Crowley of the Mercury News reported that Beede was in the clubhouse yesterday, and since he had been optioned within 10 days, he could only rejoin the roster if he was replacing an injured player.
With Derek Holland getting the start on Thursday, it looks like Beede will get another shot at the Reds this weekend. Beede hasn’t pitched since his disastrous He, like every other Giants starter over the weekend, got rocked early and often. He gave eight runs in 2 1/3 innings, but his stuff looked a lot better than the results. He’ll likely fare better at Oracle Park where lazy fly balls don’t go over the fence.
The more concerning move is that Buster Posey has been put on the 7-day concussion list. This is Posey’s second stint on the concussion list.
This is Posey's second time on the concussion list. The Giants placed him on it in 2017 after he was hit on the helmet by a pitch. Posey also was monitored for concussion symptoms after taking a foul off a mask in a game last August.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) May 9, 2019
It’s not obvious what caused the concussion, but symptoms can appear days later. Any foul tip off the mask in the last few games could have been the source. Let’s hope this is precautionary and that Posey will be back next week. After a slow start to the season, Posey was starting to look more like himself. Over the last 14 days, Posey’s hitting .281/.314/.500, and he added another home run in the Cincinnati series.
In the meantime, Aramís García will make his 2019 major league debut. He got 65 plate appearances as a September call-up last year, and he hit .286/.308/.492 with four homers in that time. If he does that over the next week, it’ll be like Posey never left. But, even that slash line seems like a bit of a mirage because García struck out nearly half the time and he benefited from a .500 BABIP.
He also hasn’t hit well in the minors thus far. Before his call-up, García struck out 36 times in 97 plate appearances and hit just .205/.309/.434. A .743 OPS doesn’t seem so bad, but the offensive environment of the PCL has been especially bananas this year since Triple-A leagues are using the same (juiced) ball as the majors. For example, Mac Williamson’s 1.215 OPS was fifth in the league at the time of his call-up. A 1.215 OPS is unheard of, but there were four guys hitting better than that.
García will get the start today in Colorado, and he has hit a home run there. Here’s hoping that he adds another today.