Injuries & Moves: DeSclafani to 60-day IL

May 17th, 2022

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

LATEST NEWS

May 16: INF Tommy La Stella activated off IL; OF Luis González optioned to Sacramento
González entered Monday batting a team-high .349 with two home runs over 21 games, but he was sent down to clear a spot on the 26-man roster for La Stella, who made his season debut on Monday after missing the first 33 games of the season while recovering from offseason Achilles surgery. The Giants also replenished their bullpen by selecting the contract of Mauricio Llovera from Triple-A Sacramento and optioning Yunior Marte. To clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Llovera, San Francisco transferred Anthony DeSclafani to the 60-day injured list. -- Maria Guardado

INJURY UPDATES

10-day and 15-day IL

LHP Jake McGee (lower back tightness)
Expected return:
Late May
McGee has posted a 9.58 ERA (11 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings pitched) over 11 appearances and had been struggling to find his form. He arrived at the ballpark on May 11 and reported back tightness, though he resumed his throwing progression this week. McGee will be eligible to return on May 26 at the earliest. -- Maria Guardado (Last updated: May 16)

60-day IL

RHP Anthony DeSclafani (right ankle inflammation)
Expected return
: Late June
DeSclafani received an MRI and saw an ankle specialist, Dr. Robert Anderson, on April 25 in Green Bay. As suspected, he has some inflammation in his right ankle but no structural damage. The Giants transferred DeSclafani to the 60-day injured list on May 16, as they wanted to give the 32-year-old veteran a "long, slow ramp," according to manager Gabe Kapler. DeSclafani, who signed a three-year, $36 million deal over the offseason, won't be eligible to return until June 21 at the earliest.

"To accelerate the program in any way would have been to do Tony a disservice," Kapler said. "Tony is our pitcher, we are his team, for three years. We definitely want to have him back as soon as possible and be making contributions. We also want those contributions to last over a long period of time. As it relates to this season, we feel like we can build him back up slowly, get him an inning at a time and build on those. This time frame feels about right." -- Maria Guardado (Last updated: May 16)

LHP Matthew Boyd (left flexor tendon surgery)
Expected return:
June
Boyd has been throwing bullpen sessions to continue to build up arm strength. The southpaw is targeting a June return after undergoing surgery to repair the flexor tendon in his left elbow in September. -- Maria Guardado (Last updated: May 9)

OF Steven Duggar (left oblique strain)
Expected return
: Late June
Duggar departed the Giants' 6-2 loss to the Mets on April 21 after suffering a left oblique strain during his first at-bat of the game in the second inning. Duggar winced and grabbed at his left side after taking a swing against Carlos Carrasco, describing the pain he felt as "intolerable." Manager Gabe Kapler said Duggar suffered a "moderate" strain, prompting the Giants to place him on the 60-day injured list. The 28-year-old won't be eligible to return until June 22 at the earliest. -- Maria Guardado/Joey Pollizze (Last updated: April 25)