Report: Young hurt, Bloomquist returning home


Report: Young hurt, Bloomquist returning home

The Diamondbacks were the victims of two injuries Monday,one of which will send a player back to Arizonafor treatment.Center fielder Chris Young suffered a right quad injuryrunning out on a grounder in the eighth inning. The 29-year-old appeared toease up midway to first base.It just grabbed on me a little, Young told feels fine walking, so I dont think its anything serious.The same cannot be said for Willie Bloomquist, who playedMonday for the first time since Aug. 8. The infielders back problems willforce him to return to Phoenixfor an injection.Its not progressing how I want it, Bloomquist said. Wedont have a lot of time left. This will help speed the process up andhopefully get me healthier.Bloomquist had a pinch-hit RBI single Monday, driving inPaul Goldschmidt in the sixth to put the Diamondbacks up 5-4. The 34-year-oldutility player has hit .302 this season but has played in just 80 games whiledealing with back problems. Bloomquist has played in just three games sinceJuly 29.Young has slumped at the plate this season, hitting .226,and his 14 home runs put him well below the pace of his All-Star 2010 season inwhich he hit 27 homers.Bloomquist said he hopes to rejoin the team for its seriesat San Diegobeginning Friday, but that will depend on how his back responds to thetreatment.I imagine its going to be sore for a few days, from what Iunderstand, he said. You usually have to give it a couple of days to let themedicine work.With Mondays loss, the Diamondbacks are now 11.5 games backin the NL West and trail the St. Louis Cardinals by 7.5 games for the secondWild Card spot. To have any chance of making the playoffs, Arizona will need to make its move soon.

Beede, Garcia among Giants protected from Rule 5 draft


Beede, Garcia among Giants protected from Rule 5 draft

SAN FRANCISCO — A top pitching prospect highlighted the list of Giants added to the 40-man roster before Monday’s deadline. 

The Giants put right-hander Tyler Beede on their 40-man roster, along with Aramis Garcia, Tyler Herb and D.J. Snelten. The four players were protected from the Rule 5 draft, held in December on the final day of the annual Winter Meetings. To clear roster spots, the Giants designated Orlando Calixte and Micah Johnson for assignment and outrighted Dan Slania to Triple-A. 

Beede, a 24-year-old former first-round pick, likely would have ended up on the roster earlier if not for a groin injury that ended his Triple-A season early. The Giants anticipated him making a September debut, but he ended up needing time in the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost innings. Beede was sharp in the AFL once he knocked the rust off, allowing three runs over 10 innings in his final two starts. He is expected to compete for a rotation spot at some point next year, although he also stands as one of the organization’s best offseason trade chips. 

Garcia, 24, has struggled with injuries at times in the minors, but he hit 17 homers in just 402 at-bats in 2017 and earned a promotion to Double-A Richmond. Garcia is currently one of just two catchers on the 40-man roster. 

Herb was essentially the player to be named later in the Chris Heston deal. The 25-year-old had a 2.76 ERA in 10 starts for Double-A Richmond last season. Snelten is a lefty reliever who had a 2.20 ERA across two levels last season and could break into the big leagues as a bullpen weapon next year. 

The roster now stands at 40 after the churn, which included a couple of players picked up as flyers because the Giants are at the front of the waiver process. Johnson was added in October and infielder Engelb Vielma, added during the season, was claimed by the Phillies on a  waiver claim. Slania, who made his big league debut during the season, cleared waivers and joins Triple-A Sacramento’s offseason roster. 

Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade


Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

On Monday morning, some important details emerged.

The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish.

Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for Stanton.

The Giants selected Beede, 24, in the first round (14th overall) of the 2014 draft.

The right-handed pitcher went 6-7 with a 4.79 ERA over 19 starts in Triple-A last season.

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The Orange and Black took Shaw, 24, in the first round (31st overall) of the 2015 draft.

In 37 games for Double-A Richmond in 2017, he hit .301 with six home runs and 29 RBI.

He was promoted to Triple-A and hit .289 with 18 home runs and 50 RBI in 88 games.

Shaw recently played in the Arizona Fall League, but only saw action in five games because of a sore shoulder.