The San Francisco Giants have a bit of a shortage in the outfield.
Entering Tuesday’s game against the Colorado Rockies, the Giants were already down a few bodies in the outfield. Mike Yastrzemski was out, after suffering a calf strain last week. Austin Slater, who’s been nursing an injury for well over a month, could hit, but couldn’t play the field. And Alex Dickerson was hit by a pitch on the elbow on Monday, leading to an X-ray. The X-ray came back negative, but the elbow was still swollen and sore, and Dickerson was left out of the lineup.
So it was only fitting hat they would suffer another outfield injury during the game. In the third inning, right fielder Luis Basabe came up lame running to first, and was seen clutching his hamstring. He was removed from the game, forcing Daniel Robertson to play in the outfield for the first time all year.
Luis Basabe walked off with a trainer after running down to first. Daniel Robertson is moving from SS to left, Ruf's shifting to right, and Crawford's entering at SS. Dickerson has a sore elbow, Yastrzemski can't run yet and Slater can't throw. The outfield's a mess.— Mark W. Sanchez (@MarkWSanchez) September 23, 2020
Hopefully Basabe is OK, but if he needs even a day or two off, the Giants may have to place him on the Injured List just to get some more depth.