Duggar (back) was reinstated from the injured list and optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday. Duggar hit safely in all three of his rehab games with Sacramento, but apparently the Giants are content with their current outfield options, so Duggar will have to bide his time for a while yet. The 25-year-old has struck out at a 28.8 percent clip and has been below-replacement level overall in his 67 games with the big club this season, so this move is justified.
Duggar (back) could begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Duggar took dry swings Monday, his first action since hitting the injured list on June 21. With his back still feeling well, he'll begin a rehab assignment in short order. Though that's positive, his time rehabbing in the minor leagues means he will spend more than the minimum 10 days on the injured list, as he first becomes eligible for activation June 29.
Duggar (back) took 20 dry swings Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Duggar was pleased with how his back felt in what was his first time swinging since landing on the injured list last week. The outfielder is hoping to return after a minimum stay on the shelf, though he's taking things day-by-day.
Duggar was scratched from Wednesday's lineup versus the Dodgers due to lower-back tightness, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Duggar was slated to bat eighth and start in center field, but he'll instead take at least one game to rest up. Kevin Pillar will take over in center field while Mike Yastrzemski enters the lineup in right field.
Duggar went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Padres on Tuesday. Duggar's blast with a man aboard in the fourth inning came off a Chris Paddack changeup. It was his first home run since April 17 -- a span of 149 at-bats. Duggar is now slashing .236/.279/.354 on the season.