Span (thumb) returned to the starting lineup and went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs. This is now the second time in two weeks that the veteran outfielder has hit a homer in the first game returning from injury. In fact, all three of his long balls this season have come in those two weeks since returning from the disabled list. Span is worth an add if he was dropped due to his minor thumb injury, as he appears to be one of the select few Giants seeing the ball well these days.
Span (thumb) will start in center field and lead off for the Giants in Wednesday's game against the Cubs, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Span had missed the previous two games with inflammation in his left thumb, but fortunately for the Giants, the injury-prone outfielder will be able to avoid another trip to the disabled list. Durability will likely remain a major concern for the 33-year-old over the remainder of the campaign, but when he's healthy enough to play, Span profiles as a decent source of batting average, runs and stolen bases.
X-rays came back negative on Span's thumb and he is considered a game-time call for Wednesday's matchup with the Cubs, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports. The swelling in Span's thumb has reportedly gone down significantly, but his status for Wednesday's game is still up in the air. Manager Bruce Bochy will likely wait to see how Span's thumb responds during batting practice before making a final lineup decision. If Span is given another day off, Gorkys Hernandez will likely get another start in center field.
Span (thumb) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Span will miss his second straight day with an inflamed thumb, though the injury isn't thought to be anything overly serious as Span said he's been playing with the ailment for about a week. The Giants will likely give it a couple days to cool down, giving Gorkys Hernandez the starting center field duties for the time being.
Span is sitting out of Monday's contest due to left thumb inflammation, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. This explains why the veteran outfielder is on the bench for a matchup with a right-handed pitcher. Span said that the issue has been bothering him for about a week, so it doesn't seem to be anything terribly serious. He may need a day or two off to alleviate the problem, so consider him day-to-day for the time being. Gorkys Hernandez will likely see an uptick in playing time while Span is sidelined.
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