The San Francisco Giants announced two moves on Friday, recalling left-handed reliever Sam Selman in place of right-handed reliever Sam Coonrod, who was placed on the 10-day Injured List.
Coonrod is listed as having a right lat strain.
ROSTER MOVES:— SFGiants (@SFGiants) July 31, 2020
• RHP Sam Coonrod placed on the 10-day IL with a right lat strain.
• LHP Sam Selman recalled from Alternate Training Site.#SFGiants
Selman is 29, and was drafted in the 14th round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels. He made his MLB debut last year for the Giants, and gave up 6 hits, 6 walks, and 5 earned runs in 10.1 innings, while striking out 10. He had an ERA of 4.35, and an FIP of 6.12.
Coonrod had appeared in three games so far this season, allowing 4 hits, 3 walks, and 3 earned runs in 3.2 innings. His ERA was 7.36, and his FIP was 5.26. More notably, Coonrod made headlines by being the only player on the four Opening Day teams who did not kneel during a Black Lives Matter presentation and moment of silence prior to the first pitch. He cited his religious beliefs and skepticism with the Black Lives Matter movement as his reason.
Between injuries and basic roster moves, the Giants have now made five additions and corresponding subtractions since the season started last week. Selman, Brandon Belt, Evan Longoria, Steven Duggar, and Chadwick Tromp have been added to the roster, while Coonrod, Dany Jimenez, Jaylin Davis, Joe McCarthy, and Rob Brantly have been reassigned, designated for assignment, or placed on the IL.
With the lefty Selman joining the roster, the Giants now have seven lefties on their 15-person pitching staff.