Giants Bring Up New Arrival After Brandon Crawford Hits Injured List
The San Francisco Giants were hopeful shortstop Brandon Crawford could avoid the injured list after a home plate collision last week, but that is no longer the case. The veteran was placed on the 10-day IL Sunday and the team has called up recent signing Yermin Mercedes to take his spot on the roster.
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While Crawford suffered knee inflammation, the impact could've been much worse. Atlanta Braves catcher Travis d'Arnaud fell on the 35-year-old's leg in an ugly play at the plate. MRIs taken after the game showed no structural damage and Crawford shouldn't miss more than a few weeks of action.
Fans will get now get their first glimpse of Mercedes in a Giants uniform. The slugger was claimed off of waivers in the middle of June following his departure from the Chicago White Sox. Mercedes is slashing .250/.370/.398 at the Triple-A level in 2022 to go along with 4 home runs and 5 stolen bases.
Mercedes rose to fame during the 2021 season when he came out of nowhere to be named April's Rookie of the Month. The 29-year-old dominated with a .415 batting average to go along with 5 home runs and 5 doubles in 22 games. He hasn't been able to recapture that magic since, though.
The Giants employ a heavy left-handed batting lineup, which means the right-handed batting Mercedes could see a lot of playing time at DH. It's worth mentioning he has also crushed left-handed pitching in his career to the tune of a .339/.386/.523 slash line across 70 plate appearances.
San Francisco has odds set at +3000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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