The San Francisco Giants struggled on their road trip against the New York Mets, dropping three of four games to the hottest team in baseball. Unfortunately, the trip wasn't only marred by poor play on the diamond but a bit of bad injury news as well.
Starting center fielder Steven Duggar left Thursday's game in just the second inning before manager Gape Kapler indicated he is dealing with an oblique injury.
Kapler even mentioned the likelihood of an IL stint, which was confirmed on Friday morning when Duggar was placed on the 10-day Injured List.
Steven Duggar Injury Update
In a corresponding move, the Giants will bring up Luis Gonzalez from Triple-A Sacramento. It's merely a waiting game for the return of Lamonte Wade Jr., who started the year on the IL himself with knee inflammation.
Wade played in 109 games a year ago. The 28-year-old outfielder began his rehab assignment this week and could join the Mike Yastrzemski and Joc Pederson group in the outfield shortly.
Duggar has been off to a rough start after a career-year in 2021, where he slashed .257/.330/.437. Those numbers are down to .194/.231/.278 in San Francisco's first 13 games.
Despite the rough series at Citi Field, San Francisco still sits at 8-5 on the year and ranks T-8th (+1500) in FanDuel Sportsbook's odds to win the 2022 World Series.
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