Yastrzemski went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a 5-4 win over the Padres on Friday. Yastrzemski took Chris Paddack deep in the fourth for the Giants' third home run of the evening off the right-hander. It was encouraging to see the 30-year-old show no rust from being out with a calf injury, as he was able to make a major impact upon his return to the lineup Friday. Yastrzemski is hitting .285/.387/.565 and leads his team with 35 RBI and will be counted on to produce at the plate while the Giants try to fend off the Phillies and Brewers for the final postseason spot.
Yastrzemski (calf) will lead off and play right field for the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Padres, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Yastrzemski didn't start any of the Giants' last seven games, though he did appear off the bench Thursday. He's good to go for the first of Friday's two games, though there's a good chance he won't be asked to start twice in one day immediately after returning to action. The Giants will be happy to get whatever they can out of him in the final four games of a tense playoff race, as he's hitting a strong .283/.389/.550 on the season.
Yastrzemski (calf) is available Thursday as a pinch hitter and could start one of the games in Friday's doubleheader against the Padres, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. It was reported that there was a chance he could appear off the bench Wednesday, but that didn't happen. He was on the field running the bases and doing agility drills before Thursday's game. The fact that he could return to the starting lineup during Friday's twin bill is a good omen with regards to his availability this weekend.
Yastrzemski (calf) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rockies. There was a notion that he could appear off the bench Wednesday, but that did not come to fruition. Yastrzemski has been doing agility work before games in addition to running on a treadmill and taking batting practice.
Yastrzemski (calf) could appear off the bench Wednesday against the Rockies, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. This seemingly rules Yastrzemski out of the starting lineup, but he will do agility work on the field before the game, and if that goes well, he could come in as a pinch hitter. He has been running on a treadmill and taking batting practice, so it sounds like he could return to the starting lineup before the end of the week.