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Giants Calling Up Red-Hot Prospect After Anthony DeSclafani Injury

Isaiah De Los Santos
The San Francisco Giants are calling up a red-hot prospect after Anthony DeSclanfani's injury.
The San Francisco Giants are calling up a red-hot prospect after Anthony DeSclanfani's injury. / Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are searching for a spark as they sit third in the NL West and 2.0 games back of the final NL Wild Card spot. Injuries continue to plague this squad, and Sunday evening brought word starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani will have season-ending surgery after attempting to make a return.

Though the loss of DeSclafani stings, it's also opened the door for a red-hot prospect to make his MLB debut.

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Infielder David Villar is expected to be called up and could even start for San Francisco on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

This news has sent Giants fans into a frenzy. Villar is crushing it to start the season at Triple-A Sacramento, smashing 21 home runs and recording 62 RBIs while slashing .284/.409/.633 across 229 at-bats.

That kind of power and run production could give San Francisco's lineup a major jolt heading into the slog of summer. The Giants rank just outside the top 10 in both HRs and RBIs, so adding a hitter who's clearly on fire right now may be just what this team needs to go on a run.

With Thairo Estrada on the COVID list and Brandon Crawford still nursing a knee injury, Villar has a major opportunity in front of him to carve out a role in the majors if he keeps his play up.

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