Keep track of the Giants' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.
June 13: LHP Caleb Baragar 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 Mike Yastrzemski 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 Curt Casali 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 Chadwick Tromp 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.
1B/OF Darin Ruf (right hamstring strain)
Expected return: Possibly this week
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 began a running progression on Monday and ran the bases at 75-80%. He could potentially return during the Giants’ series against the D-backs at Oracle Park, but manager Gabe Kapler said the club wants to be sure Ruf’s hamstring is back at full strength before he’s activated.
“I think it’s on the table,” Kapler said. “We want to see a certain level of intensity with Darin where he feels comfortable really letting it go. We haven’t gotten there yet, but from an eligibility standpoint, as soon as he feels he’s ready and our medical staff has the same perspective on it, and we feel like he’s not holding back at all, then we’ll get him going. But we need to see those things before we make that final decision.” (Last updated: June 14)
OF Alex Dickerson (upper back strain)
Expected return: Saturday
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. He’s on track to return as soon as he’s eligible to come off the 10-day injured list on Saturday against the Phillies. (Last updated: June 14)
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. He is scheduled to begin a throwing progression on June 15. (Last updated: June 14)
RHP Aaron Sanchez (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 Evan Longoria (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 John Brebbia (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Thursday or shortly thereafter
Brebbia has struck out 10 and yielded two runs over six innings (3.00 ERA) in his first six rehab appearances with Triple-A Sacramento. He is scheduled to pitch in back-to-back games on Monday and Tuesday and could be ready to return later this week. (Last updated: June 14)
INF Tommy La Stella (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 is hitting in the cage and began running the bases on June 14. (Last updated: June 14)
RHP Reyes Moronta (right flexor strain)
Expected return: TBD
Moronta, who was transferred to the 60-day IL on May 17, began a throwing program on June 14. (Last updated: June 14)
OF Jaylin Davis (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 Tyler Beede (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 Sam Delaplane (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)
RHP Dedniel Núñez (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)