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Williamson cleared after concussion scare

Giants put reliever Osich on disabled list; add Law for doubleheader
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants outfielder Mac Williamson will rejoin the club's lineup Saturday, having passed the various tests included in Major League Baseball's concussion protocol Friday.

Had Williamson not met the proper standards, he likely would have been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. As part of baseball's concussion protocol, Williamson took batting practice and performed baseball-related activities.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants outfielder Mac Williamson will rejoin the club's lineup Saturday, having passed the various tests included in Major League Baseball's concussion protocol Friday.

Had Williamson not met the proper standards, he likely would have been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. As part of baseball's concussion protocol, Williamson took batting practice and performed baseball-related activities.

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"I expect Mac to be in the lineup tomorrow," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said after Friday's 6-4 victory over the Dodgers.

Williamson's health issues resulted from a collision with the wall near the Giants' bullpen as he chased a fly ball Tuesday night. The mishap left Williamson with a stiff neck. He had excelled in five games since being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento, batting .316 with three homers and six RBIs.

Williamson was prohibited from speaking to reporters as part of the concussion protocol and thus wasn't available for comment.

Other roster moves were made or impending:

• Left-hander Josh Osich went on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Thursday, with a strained right hip. He was replaced on the active roster by outfielder Austin Slater, who rivaled Williamson at Sacramento by hitting .358 with 13 RBIs in 14 games. However, Slater will return to Triple-A on Saturday to make roster room for right-hander Chris Stratton, who will return fom paternity leave to face the Dodgers in the first game of the doubleheader.

• Right-hander Derek Law arrived Friday from Triple-A for his stint as the Giants' 26th man during the doubleheader.

• Due to Saturday's doubleheader, the Giants will need to summon a starter for Tuesday's game against San Diego at AT&T Park to give everybody in the rotation his usual rest. The leading candidate to make that spot start is Sacramento left-hander Andrew Suarez, who allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings in his Major League debut and absorbed the decision in San Francisco's 7-3 loss to Arizona on April 11.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.

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