The Giants announced this evening that the third baseman Evan Longoria He will undergo surgery to repair the ligament on his right finger (via Alex Pavlovic from NBC Sports Bay Area). His timeline is unclear, but the team indicated that he is expected to hang his finger for at least ten days.
More will be known about how long the Giants will be without Longoria in the next few days, but he is at least set to open the year on the injured list. Opening day is eight days away, which means he’s likely to have his finger still by the time the games begin. He’ll definitely need some time between then and his return to MLB action to get involved in some baseball action and possibly embark on a minor league rehab job.
This will be the fifth consecutive season with injury slate for Longoria, who has not made 600 games in a year since 2017. He missed two months last year with a shoulder problem, but the three-times-all-star enjoyed something of an offensive renaissance when He was in good health. Last season’s .261/.351/.482 streak was his best showing on an average since 2016, despite only appearing in San Francisco’s half of games.
With Longoria out of action for the season opener, the Giants’ personality mix and match in the hot corner. Wilmer Flores You’ll likely see quite a bit of movement there, while in San Francisco there are a couple of utilities out of the options Thiro Estrada And the Mauricio Dupont Compete for bench roles. All these three players hit their right hand, and so did Recently acquired Luke Williams. The Giants have a left corner player Jason Vosler On the 40-player roster as well, but the 28-year-old has a limited MLB record and a pair of minor league options left.