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Friday BP: Evan Longoria close to returning

Longoria headed to Sacramento Thursday to begin a rehab assignment with the River Cats.

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Good morning, and Happy Friday!

Evan Longoria is close to returning to the Giants after a two month stint on the injured list. Longoria sustained a shoulder sprain in an infield collision with Brandon Crawford on June 5th, sidelining what had been one of his most productive seasons with the Giants thus far. Longoria started a rehab assignment with the Sacramento River Cats yesterday, meaning we can hope that a return to the Giants is imminent.

When he does, he’ll be returning to further stack a pretty stacked team. When I think about the current lineup with both him and Brandon Belt back in it, all I picture is that gif of the never-ending base-runners. Brady closed the above linked post with these sentiments:

Hopefully Longoria heals up quickly, and rejoins a Giants team that’s in the same place in the NL West as the one he’s leaving.

And, well, here we are. With Longoria likely to be back soon and the Giants still leading not only the division, but all of baseball. You love to see it.

That said, some tough decisions are going to need to be made with regards to the roster. Belt’s spot was opened up by Kevin Gausman going on the paternity list, so the Giants are going to need to make some moves within the next few days to accommodate Belt and Longoria.

For today’s group activity, what would be your ideal lineup, now that Belt is back and Longoria is close (and also Kris Bryant is here)?

Old, random MCC article for you to read

The home run revolution has completely passed AT&T Park by (June 29th, 2017 - Grant Brisbee)

What time do the Giants play today?

The Giants are headed to Milwaukee today to take on the Brewers at 5:10 PT.