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Tromp lands on IL; Yaz could return by end of regular season

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Chadwick Tromp was a fun addition to the Giants clubhouse and carved out an important role as Johnny Cueto's personal catcher, but his first regular season as a big leaguer is now over. 

Tromp was put on the Injured List on Tuesday evening with a muscle strain in his right shoulder, suffered when he had to dive back into first base on Sunday at the Coliseum. Tromp was a late scratch from Monday's lineup and had an MRI that revealed the strain. 

The Giants filled the roster spot by recalling Tyler Heineman, who started the season on the big league roster but was optioned when Joey Bart was called up. They also have Chris Herrmann, who will be in San Francisco starting Wednesday as part of the expanded taxi squad quarantining at a local hotel to prepare for a potential postseason trip. 

Tromp was one of the bigger surprises for the Giants this year, earning a spot with a big summer camp and then becoming the go-to guy for Cueto, who is the most difficult Giants starter to catch. Tromp struggled at the plate, hitting .213 with a 20-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and four homers, but advanced metrics had him as one of the best pitch framers in the game. 

Manager Gabe Kapler said there's a chance Tromp is able to return if the Giants make the playoffs. 

--- Alex Dickerson probably wouldn't have started against lefty Kyle Freeland anyway, but that became locked in stone when he took a 90 mph slider off the right elbow Monday night. An X-ray came back negative but Dickerson was still sore Tuesday. He is available to pinch-hit, though. 

 

"I'm feeling a lot better today," he said. "It was really, really sore and tight last night. Today it's more just sore ... a little bit of a range (of motion) issue but the treatment has been going really well already. I'll just kind of play through some soreness here for a day or two and I'll be alright."

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--- Mike Yastrzemski (calf strain) will miss his fifth straight game but is "trending in the right direction," Kapler said. Yastrzemski hit off a tee on Monday and played catch, and he has started to do light assisted running on a treadmill. Kapler said he is optimistic that Yastrzemski might be available before the end of the regular season.