Giants Get Great News on Luis Gonzalez Injury Update

Devon Platana
The San Francisco Giants have received great news on Luis Gonzalez's injury update.
The San Francisco Giants have received great news on Luis Gonzalez's injury update. / Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants have been without Luis Gonzalez for the last two weeks as the veteran continues to rehab his back strain. The former 2017 third-round pick's rehab has been ramping up in the last few days, leading to the organization getting great news on Friday.

Playing in his third rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento last night, Gonzalez looked more comfortable than ever. He hit a two-run home run in the third inning against the Salt Lake City Bees, playing a huge role in the River Cats' eventual 5-3 victory.

Luis Gonzalez Injury Update

Gonzalez's performance on Friday has brought him up to four hits, two home runs, four RBIs and a walk in 10 at-bats over three games with the River Cats. Unless an unforeseen setback happens, his back injury seems to be a thing of the past.

The Giants would love if Gonzalez can pick up from where he left off upon his MLB return. The 26-year-old broke out during his first 49 games of the season, racking up three HRs, 24 RBIs and seven stolen bases while slashing .302/.361/.447.

Gonzalez has also spent time on the mound this season as a part of manager Gabe Kapler's strategy to keep opponents on their toes. Although Gonzalez's 6.23 ERA in three appearances isn't amazing, he didn't allow a run on two hits over 3.1 innings in his first two showings.

Nevertheless, Gonzalez's health is crucial for any success that the Giants hope to experience this season. For now, San Francisco sits at +3800 odds (T-No. 12) to win the 2022 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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