Nunez out of lineup with possible concussion

May 29th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO -- was held out of the Giants lineup Monday and was being examined for a possible concussion after getting hit in the head while sliding into home plate a day earlier.

Nunez was injured while scoring on a passed ball in the first inning of Sunday's 7-1 win over the Atlanta Braves but remained in the game to deliver an RBI single in the second inning despite having some blurry vision.

When Nunez showed up at AT&T Park for the Memorial Day game against the Washington Nationals, he was still feeling lingering effects from the play, so the decision was made to hold him out.

"He's not feeling great, so we can't play him today," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before Monday's game. "We're going to have our docs evaluate him and hopefully he's not headed to the concussion DL. Something happened on that play. He came back and said he felt blurry vision."

Nunez has been one of the Giants' most versatile players this season. He has played primarily at third base and in left field and has also seen time at shortstop and right field.

While Bochy was keeping his fingers crossed that Nunez would avoid going on the disabled list, the team brought in infielder as a precaution but did not add him to the 25-man roster.

Calixte has only two games of experience in Major League Baseball, both with Kansas City in 2015. The 25-year-old was batting .287 with eight home runs, 26 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 41 games for Triple-A Sacramento before reporting to AT&T Park.

Bochy said it was possible Calixte could be added to the roster even if Nunez is not placed on the DL.

"He's done a good job wherever they've put him," Bochy said. "He's the type of guy that you can do a lot of things with -- he can give you speed, off the bench [as] a pinch-hitter, you can double-switch him anywhere on the field."