Injuries & Roster Moves: Baragar optioned

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Keep track of the Giants' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 13: LHP optioned to Triple-A Sacramento
After earning his first career save in in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, Baragar was optioned to Sacramento. Since completing a rehab assignment with the River Cats on June 11, the lefty made just the one relief appearance for the Giants on Saturday. Though Baragar allowed a run to score in the extra eighth inning, he earned the save.

Manager Gabe Kapler has been very impressed with the left-handed reliever, but with more veteran arms in the 'pen, this is the right move for the team.

"It starts with some empathy," said Kapler of the conversation he had with Baragar. "[I said to him], 'You've helped us win some games.' Coming off last night, helping us win last night's game. Just kind of understanding the good work that he's done for us and letting him know that he's a big part of our team. We expect him to be on our roster making contributions at some point in the near future."

June 12: OF reinstated from 10-day IL (right thumb sprain)
Yastrzemski, who sustained the injury after jamming his thumb while trying to make a catch up against the right-field wall on June 1 at Oracle Park, was named the 27th man for both games of Saturday's doubleheader. Yastrzemski has hit .222/.332/.456 with 6 home runs in 45 games.

June 12: C reinstated from 10-day IL
Casali was reinstated from the IL after Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader at Nationals Park. Prior to sitting out with a left wrist sprain since May 31, the 32-year-old catcher appeared in 26 games for the Giants this season.

June 12: C optioned to Sacramento
Tromp was consequently optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. The backstop started three games for the Giants while Curt Casali was on the IL. The 26-year-old Tromp went 4-for-9 at the plate with two RBIs, including a home run against the Rangers on June 9.

INJURY UPDATES

10-day IL

1B/OF (right hamstring strain)
Expected return:
June 14-17
Ruf became the latest Giants position player to succumb to a soft tissue injury after tweaking his hamstring while running the bases in the club’s 5-4 win over the D-backs on May 26 at Chase Field. The 34-year-old slugger has resumed playing catch, taking ground balls and hitting off a tee. Ruf could be activated when the Giants return home to host the D-backs at Oracle Park next week. (Last updated: June 11)

OF (upper back strain)
Expected return
: late June
Dickerson tweaked his back after striking out against right-hander Jordan Lyles in the Giants’ 9-4 win over the Rangers on June 8 at Globe Life Field. The Giants are optimistic that Dickerson won’t have to miss significant time, but the 31-year-old slugger has a history of back issues, so the club plans to proceed cautiously. (Last updated: June 9)

RHP (right bicep tightness)
Expected return: late June
Sanchez gave up one run over two innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento on June 7 and came out feeling good, according to manager Gabe Kapler. (Last updated: June 8)

3B (left shoulder sprain)
Expected return
: July
Longoria was forced to exit the Giants’ 4-3 win over the Cubs on June 5 after colliding with shortstop Brandon Crawford while trying to field a grounder in the top of the ninth inning. X-rays came back negative, but Longoria is expected to miss four to six weeks with a shoulder sprain. (Last updated: June 6)

RHP Logan Webb (right shoulder sprain)
Expected return: TBD
Webb missed one start with the shoulder issue last month, but he returned off the IL on May 29 and held the Dodgers to two runs (one earned) over five innings in the Giants’ 11-6 win in Los Angeles. Still, the shoulder soreness resurfaced during Webb’s next bullpen session, prompting the Giants to shut down the 24-year-old right-hander for a couple of weeks. Webb said an MRI exam revealed no structural damage in his shoulder, but the Giants plan to proceed cautiously to ensure that the injury doesn’t flare up again.

“I personally didn’t really let it heal all the way,” Webb said. “I was mad about missing the first Dodgers start and I just really wanted to get back. I just don’t think I gave it enough time to heal. I think this time around, giving it a little more time will be the right thing, just so we don’t have to deal with it again.” (Last updated: June 4)

60-day IL

OF (left knee patella tendinitis)
Expected return: June
Davis began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on June 10 and went 3-for-5 with a home run and two doubles against Tacoma.

“Obviously, last night was incredibly encouraging,” manager Gabe Kapler said Friday. “I think one of the things that stands out is the fact that he didn’t swing and miss a whole lot last night. It’s a really positive development. I know it’s only one game, and we’re going to want to see more. At this point, we’re viewing him as a near-healthy player. There are two things that need to happen for Jaylin to make an impact with us. Number one: full health and the ability to bounce back with his knee. That’s first and foremost, more important than anything else. And the second qualification here is putting the ball in play more frequently.” (Last updated: June 11)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: mid-June
Beede gave up three runs over 2 2/3 innings in his most recent rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on June 10. He has a 7.65 ERA over eight starts and is still in the process of getting his command back, as he’s issued 19 walks over 20 innings for the River Cats. (Last updated: June 11)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: June/July
Brebbia has struck out nine and yielded two runs over five innings (3.60 ERA) in his first five rehab appearances with Triple-A Sacramento. He didn’t allow a run in his first three outings, but he surrendered solo shots in each of his last two appearances for the River Cats. (Last updated: June 10)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2022
Delaplane underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery in April and was surprisingly designated for assignment by the Mariners the following month. The Bay Area native soon found an ideal landing spot with the Giants, who acquired him from Seattle in exchange for cash considerations on May 31. Delaplane was subsequently transferred to the 60-day injured list, where he’ll continue to earn the Major League minimum as he rehabs. (Last updated: June 1)

INF (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: July
The Giants transferred La Stella to the 60-day IL on May 18, meaning the 32-year-old veteran will be out until the first week of July at the earliest. He began a running progression on May 28. (Last updated: May 28)

RHP (right flexor strain)
Expected return: TBD
Moronta is expected to be down for a couple of weeks after being diagnosed with a mild ligament strain in his right elbow. He was transferred to the 60-day IL on May 17. (Last updated: May 25)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return
: 2022
Núñez, who was selected from the Mets in the Rule 5 Draft, is expected to miss the entire 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. The procedure typically requires 12-18 months of rehabilitation for pitchers. (Last updated: May 25)