Hello and happy Sunday.
On Saturday, the San Francisco Giants released some not so great news. Outfield prospect Alexander Canario dislocated his left shoulder at the Fall Instructionals, and suffered a torn labrum in the process. He underwent surgery to repair the shoulder, and will rehab in Arizona.
The #SFGiants say outfield prospect Alexander Canario tore his left shoulder labrum during the last week of instructional league games and underwent surgery to repair it. He’ll report to Arizona to rehab the shoulder.— Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) November 14, 2020
That’s certainly bad news, but there are some silver linings. Canario is a right-hander, so the surgery will be on his non-throwing arm. And this is at least near the start of the offseason, so he’ll have many months of rehab prior to next season.
It’s still bad news of course, but hopefully Canario gets back on the field quickly. Fangraphs ranks the 20-year old as the ninth-best prospect in the Giants system, with a future value of 45. He received high praise from players and coaches alike for his performance at the Alternate Training Site in 2020.
Elsewhere in Giants news, catcher Tyler Heineman signed a contract with his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals. Heineman was unlikely to play a role on the 2021 Giants, so it’s great to see him catching on elsewhere.
Signed!— Tyler Heineman (@theineman13) November 14, 2020
Excited to join the club I grew up rooting for! @Cardinals
Thank you @SFGiants and fans for an unforgettable 2020. I love you all and thank you for your continued support throughout this wild ride.
Go Cards! pic.twitter.com/jlpcTT69J0
Old, random MCC article for you to read
A closer look at the weird stuff that happened in McCovey Cove on Saturday (April 30, 2019 — Bryan Murphy)
- Jeff Young discusses the current state of the Giants rotation (Around the Foghorn)
- Jay Jaffe on the market heating up for potential Giants target George Springer (Fangraphs)
- Mark W. Sanchez on Heineman signing with the Cardinals (KNBR)
- Kerry Crowley of the Mercury News was on the Papa & Lund Show to discuss three pitchers the Giants could target (KNBR)
- Marc Delucchi makes the case for the Giants trading Brandon Belt for Kevin Kiermaier (Around the Foghorn)
How many days until Opening Day?
There are 137 days until Opening Day.
Have a wonderful Sunday, one and all.