Shaw is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Shaw will sit for the second day in a row with the Dodgers pitching a second lefty in a row, with today's southpaw being Rich Hill. The 24-year-old wound up producing just a .552 OPS in his late-season opportunities and could end the season with that same lowly figure. Gregor Blanco will slide over to left field to replace him, allowing Gorkys Hernandez to join the outfield fray Sunday.
Shaw is not in the starting lineup against the Dodgers on Saturday, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports. Shaw will remain on the bench for a second straight game with another southpaw (Clayton Kershaw) on the bump. Gregor Blanco will start in left field while Gorkys Hernandez gets the nod in center.
Shaw is out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Friday, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports. Shaw will head to the bench with left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound for Los Angeles. In his place, the right-handed hitting Austin Slater will man left field and bat seventh.
Shaw is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Shaw will take a seat Tuesday as manager Bruce Bochy stacks right-handed hitters against lefty Robbie Erlin. The rookie is hitting .208/.304/.313 through 19 games with the Giants since earning a promotion at the beginning of September. Austin Slater will start in left field and hit second in his place.
Shaw started in left field and went 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Padres. Shaw made his fourth consecutive start, and second against a southpaw. The Giants are finally giving their young slugger a consistent look in left field after benching him in nine of the 14 games since his callup Aug. 31. Shaw is still slashing just .229/.300/.371 over 40 plate appearances in the majors, but his strong power output in the minors (24 homers and .505 slugging percentage) could generate some cheap pop in daily and deep formats.