This weekend was a forgettable one for the Giants. Swept by the Dodgers at home, the Giants also faced off against one of their former first-round picks in righty Phil Bickford.
Drafted by the Giants in 2015, Bickford was a highly-touted pitching prospect out of Southern Nevada. Shipped off to the Milwaukee Brewers in a trade that brought reliever Will Smith to the Giants at the 2016 trade deadline, Bickford was then suspended 50 games for testing positive for a drug of abuse later in the offseason.
Bickford was a top-five prospect for the Brewers, but failed to make an impact at the big-league level. Recently claimed off waivers by the Dodgers, Bickford made his season debut Sunday against the team that drafted him 18th overall back in 2015.
Recording just two outs, including one strikeout, Bickford wasn't in the game for very long. It's not clear if he has a chance to stick around in the majors, but if he does, Bickford will be extra motivated against his former team.
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