Alex Dickerson has been positioned on the 10-day injured record, because the Giants introduced that the outfielder is affected by a proper hamstring pressure. Mauricio Dubon has been known as up from Triple-A within the corresponding transfer.
That is the third time Dickerson has visited the IL this yr, with barely greater than the minimal period of time missed because of an higher again pressure and a proper shoulder impingement. The Giants are absolutely hopeful of one other temporary absence because the staff will need all arms on deck within the battle with the Dodgers for the NL West crown. Contemplating the timing, nevertheless, something greater than a minor pressure might threaten to sideline Dickerson for the rest of the season.
These cumulative accidents might clarify Dickerson’s struggles this yr, after batting .286/.350/.529 with 16 homers over 360 plate appearances in 2019-20. This yr, Dickerson is hitting solely .235/.303/.426 with 13 homers in 304 PA, with a lot much less exhausting contact and dropoffs in each his strikeout and stroll charges. After tearing up right-handed pitching within the earlier two seasons, the left-handed hitting Dickerson has managed only a .719 OPS in 278 PA in opposition to righties in 2021.
The Giants do have outfield depth to make up for Dickerson’s loss, as Kris Bryant might see extra time as a nook outfielder now that Evan Longoria is again from the injured record and able to assume third base duties. With LaMonte Wade Jr. and Mike Yastrzemski toggling forwards and backwards between heart and proper discipline, the Giants might additionally shift Wade to left discipline responsibility, or use Austin Slater or Darin Ruf. The versatile Dubon’s return additionally provides a bit extra infield assist contemplating that Donovan Solano and Wilmer Flores are each nonetheless on the IL.