Giants activate Tejada; Beltran headed to DL


Giants activate Tejada; Beltran headed to DL


CSNBayArea.com staff

Giants infielder Miguel Tejada, originally scheduled for a rehab appearance Tuesday night with Double-A Richmond, will not play for the Flying Squirrels, according to a press release from the team.

Instead, the Giants will activate him, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Tejada was placed on the DL on July 11 with an abdominal strain.

Although nothing is official, the announcement heightened speculation that the Giants will place outfielder Carlos Beltran on the DL. The San Jose Mercury News reported that Beltran will be the corresponding transaction shortly after 1 p.m.

Beltran has missed seven straight games since injuring his right hand on a swing against Philadelphia on Aug. 7. If he is placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 8, Beltran could return for the start of the Giants' 12-game homestand, which begins Aug. 23 against San Diego.

Beltran was batting .244 with a double, two triples and two RBIs in 11 games.

Jon Laaser, Richmond's Director of Broadcasting issued the following statement Tuesday:

"Unfortunately, there has been a change in the San Francisco Giants plans regarding Miguel Tejada joining the Flying Squirrels on a rehab assignment. He will not be joining the club tonight as planned, and there is currently no publicized timetable for him to come to Richmond. I also do not have information available as to the precise reason for the change in plan."

Beltran has been taking anti-inflammatories and icing his hand. X-rays and an MRI revealed no structural damage.

Details about the status of San Francisco's roster will be provided as soon as they become available.

Carroll: 49ers' QB decision isn't factor in Seahawks' preparation


Carroll: 49ers' QB decision isn't factor in Seahawks' preparation

SANTA CLARA – Quarterback C.J. Beathard is expected to make his fifth consecutive start for the 49ers on Sunday, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll said his team will be prepared to face Jimmy Garoppolo, too.

“It really isn’t a factor,” Carroll said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Wednesday. “We’re just preparing for the 49ers. They got a style of offense. They got really good players who do what they do. And whoever’s triggering it from the quarterback spot, we’re going to go play football.

“We’ve seen Jimmy play. We’ve seen how he’s mobile and the kind of athlete and competitor he is. But other than that, we just go play football. We can’t do anything about that.”

Beathard remained on the sideline when the clubs met Sept. 17 in Seattle. The Seahawks have defeated the 49ers seven consecutive times, including a 12-9 victory in Week 2 this season. Quarterback Brian Hoyer started the 49ers’ first six games of the season and rushed for just 7 yards during that time. Beathard has 115 yards rushing on 20 attempts in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

“He’s been mobile. He’s got a rushing average, you know,” Carroll said of Beathard. “He’s averaging 5-yards a carry and stuff. They’re incorporating him in the run game some that we have to be concerned about. That’s different than other quarterbacks at times. I’d think Jimmy can do the same stuff.

“He (Beathard) is getting more settled. You can see the offense growing. You can see Kyle able to expand and do more stuff. He’s an incredible offensive coordinator and play-caller that we’ve respected for a long time. I think they’re just grown and they’re getting more proficient at what they’re doing."

A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles


A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.

Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.  

Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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