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Thursday BP: Austin Slater has elbow soreness

He’ll be reevaluated this week.

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Hello hello, and happy Thursday.

Austin Slater was a late scratch for the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday against the Houston Astros. It wasn’t clear until after the game what was wrong with him, but the team announced that he experienced elbow soreness during the Giants win on Tuesday. He was hoping to feel fine after warming up on Wednesday, but unfortunately did not.

With the team heading home to San Francisco, he’s set to be reevaluated.

Slater has been on a tear this year, hitting 13-38 with 3 home runs, 1 triple, 5 walks, and, surprisingly, a league-leading 5 stolen bases. Perhaps most encouraging has been his performance against right-handed pitchers: 7-23 with 1 home run, 1 triple, and 2 walks.

Hopefully he’s back on the field soon.

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Have a wonderful Thursday, everybody.