Casali was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Casali was hit by a foul tip on his mask during Friday's loss to the Padres, and he'll be unavailable for at least a week after being diagnosed with a concussion. However, the Giants are hopeful that the 33-year-old will be able to return after missing the minimum of seven days. Michael Papierski's contract was selected by the Giants, and he'll start behind the dish Saturday against San Diego.
Casali was removed from Friday's loss to the Padres after taking a foul tip off his mask, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Casali went 0-for-1 with an RBI and a walk to begin Friday's matchup, but he was replaced late in the game and evaluated for a concussion. While manager Gabe Kapler said the backstop was feeling better after the game, Casali will be monitored to determine whether he's dealing with a concussion.
Casali went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three total runs and four total RBI in Monday's 7-6 victory versus Colorado. Batting out of the No. 9 spot in the order, Casali drove in each of the Giants' first four runs with a solo homer in the third inning and a three-run shot in the fifth. This was Casali's third career multi-homer game and his first since 2015. The backup catcher has been red hot over his past four contests, going 7-for-10 with three homers, eight RBI, four runs and three walks.
Casali went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Friday's 8-2 win over the Cardinals. Casali capped off a five-run eighth inning with his blast off Cardinals reliever T.J. McFarland. This was Casali's first homer of the season, and just his third extra-base hit. The catcher is slashing a solid .256/.333/.372 with five RBI, four runs scored and two doubles through 48 plate appearances. He'll likely continue to split time behind the dish with Joey Bart, though Casali's been the more consistent of the Giants' two backstops in recent games.
Casali went 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's 9-2 win over the Rockies. Joey Bart received Tuesday off and Casali made the most of his opportunity to start behind the dish. Entering Tuesday, Casali had just seven hits all season, but he's now slashing .250/.318/.300 with three RBI, three runs scored and a pair of doubles in 44 plate appearances. If he can show some consistency at the plate, Casali could pick up more starts, but the Giants will likely be patient with Bart in his first full major-league campaign.