The San Francisco Giants will be without one of their best players for a while longer. Outfielder Mike Yastrzemski, who has been sidelined a few days due to a strained oblique, has been placed on the 10-day Injured List, retroactive to April 26.
Replacing him on the roster is left-handed reliever Sam Selman.
ROSTER MOVES: OF Mike Yastrzemski placed on the 10-day IL (retroactive to April 26) with a left oblique strain.— SFGiants (@SFGiants) April 29, 2021
LHP Sam Selman recalled from the Alternate Training Site.
The Giants were hoping Yastrzemski would only have to miss a few days, and he was set to test out his oblique in the field today. But apparently it was determined that he was still a ways away from returning.
It comes just an hour or so after the Giants added Mike Tauchman to the roster while optioning right-handed reliever Gregory Santos, leaving them with just six arms in the bullpen. The addition of Selman returns the Giants to a more normal seven-arm bullpen, including an abnormal four lefties.
Now the Giants just have to hope that Yastrzemski can return soon, with no lingering issues. After a frigid cold start to the season, Yaz had started to catch fire, and has a .959 OPS since April 11.