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Sunday BP: Donovan Solano nears a return

Donnie Barrels started his rehab assignment on Saturday.

Cincinnati Reds v San Francisco Giants Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Hello and happy Sunday.

Donnie Barrels is nearing a return. The San Francisco Giants second baseman and reigning National League Silver Slugger, who hasn’t played since April 21, began his rehab assignment on Saturday with the AAA Sacramento River Cats. He should be back soon, and so will Alex Dickerson, who should be activated today.

Solano can’t return soon enough for the Giants. They started the season with a bit of a logjam at second base between him, Tommy La Stella, and Wilmer Flores. But La Stella is on the Injured List for the foreseeable future, and Flores has struggled in a big way to start the season. Entering Saturday’s game, the Giants second basemen were 23rd in the Majors in Wins Above Replacement, per Fangraphs, and 26th in wRC+.

Old, random MCC article for you to read

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What time do the Giants play today?

The Giants play the Pittsburgh Pirates this morning at 10:05 a.m.

Hope it’s a lovely Saturday for you all.