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Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Clears waivers
Gillaspie cleared waivers Sunday and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Gillaspie was designated for assignment Wednesday but did not garner the interest of any other big-league clubs. He'll likely receive regular playing time with Sacramento moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Designated for assignment Wednesday
Gillaspie was designated for assignment following Wednesday's loss to the Athletics, Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News reports.
The move was inevitable for the Giants' 2016 postseason hero after he struggled mightily in a limited role this year (.163/.218/.288 in 87 plate appearances). Gillaspie figures to reject a move to the minors in hopes of latching on as a bench bat with a contender. Ryder Jones was called up to take his spot on the roster and in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Benched against lefty Tuesday
Gillaspie is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Athletics, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Since southpaw Sean Manaea is starting on the mound for Oakland, Gillaspie will cede Tuesday's start to avoid the lefty-on-lefty matchup. Jae-Gyun Hwang will man the hot corner in his stead.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Takes seat Monday
Gillaspie is not in the lineup Monday against the Athletics, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Despite knocking a pinch-hit home run in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, Gillaspie will head to the bench for a third straight contest. He's slashing just .171/.229/.303 in 83 plate appearances this season, so GIllaspie's from a desirable option at third base. Jae-Gyun Hwang will draw another start at the hot corner in his place.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Homers off bench Sunday
Gillaspie went 1-for-2 with a pinch-hit home run in a loss to the Dodgers on Sunday.
The 30-year-old didn't start with the left-handed Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound, but he left his mark once the Dodgers turned to their bullpen. Gillaspie has been splitting time at the hot corner with Jae-Gyun Hwang following the trade of Eduardo Nunez, but his .171/.229/.303 line leaves much to be desired even if he is on the favorable side of a platoon.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Hits bench versus lefty Friday
Gillaspie is not in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Gillaspie seems headed for primary third base duties now that Eduardo Nunez is out of town, although he'll hit the bench with left-hander Alex Wood taking the hill for LA. Jae-Gyun Hwang will man the hot corner in his stead.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Starting at third Wednesday
Gillaspie is starting at third base and batting seventh against the Pirates on Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
With the Giants dealing Eduardo Nunez to Boston on Tuesday, it appears that Gillaspie will take over starting duties at the hot corner against righties, with some combination of Kelby Tomlinson and Miguel Gomez seeing action against southpaws. The veteran is slashing a meager .174/.237/.275 in 76 plate appearances as a reserve, so only fantasy owners in very deep formats need to concern themselves with this move. With the Giants playing well out of contention this season, they may look at younger options down the stretch over the 30-year-old Gillaspie.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Activated before Friday's game
Gillaspie (back) was activated from the disabled list Friday.
With a .137/.224/.176 line thus far in 2017, Gillaspie's playing time would likely be in jeopardy if not for his fellow third baseman Ryder Jones heading to the disabled list with a wrist injury. Jones only suffered a contusion and was hitting a cool .299/.390/.553 for Triple-A Sacramento before his call-up, so Gillaspie's time with the Giants may be limited.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Return likely Friday
Gillaspie (back) is expected to be activated prior to Friday's contest against the Marlins, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.
The 29-year-old was forced to the disabled list due to a lingering back injury for the second time this season. Gillaspie is slashing a paltry .137/.224/.176 through 28 games this season, so the floundering Giants are likely to stick with Jae-Gyun Hwang and Ryder Jones (hand) at the hot corner until Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) returns from the disabled list post All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Heads to disabled list
Gillaspie (back) was officially placed on the disabled list Wednesday.
Throughout the course of the 2017 season, Gillaspie has struggled with back issues that have warranted another stay on the 10-day disabled list. Gillaspie missed 40 games before returning June 23, but hasn't been able to shake off the injury since coming back to the team. He could be ready to return before the All-Star break after he's eligible to come off the disabled list, but the Giants won't rush him back following the result of his past trip to the DL. In his place, the team selected the contract of Jae-Gyun Hwang, who is starting at third base while batting fifth for San Francisco on Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Trip to DL imminent
Gillaspie will be placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with back issues, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gillaspie has dealt with back issues at various points throughout the season, and he's now set to make his second trip to the DL as a result. It's still unclear how long he'll remain sidelined with the injury at this point, but the hope is that he'll be ready to go after the minimum 10-day stay. Jae-Gyun Hwang is expected to have his contract purchased from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Returns to lineup Friday
Gillaspie (back) is batting second and playing third base in Friday's lineup against the Mets, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Gillaspie is back in the lineup for the first time since May 10. The club has yet to make a corresponding move for his activation. The Giants will be hoping he can improve upon the .133/.216/.156 batting line he posted before the injury and can produce more like the .262/.307/.440 hitter he was over 101 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Nearing return
Gillaspie (back) is fully healthy, but will remain with Triple-A Sacramento for the time being in order to receive additional at-bats, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Gillaspie hasn't appeared in a major-league game since May 10, so the Giants will give the third baseman plenty of time to get his rhythm back during his minor-league rehab assignment. He is currently 4-for-20 at the plate during his assignment.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Rehab delayed by flu
Gillaspie (back) had his rehab assignment paused after going down with the flu, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
It seems like one thing after the other is getting in the way of Gillaspie's recovery, although it seems like his back is still in working order during all of this. This doesn't seem like a major issue, so expect him to resume his rehab assignment in the next few days before returning to the Giants within the next week or so. Once he returns, he may be limited to a reserve role now that Eduardo Nunez is back at the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Returns to rehab action
Gillaspie (back) resumed his minor-league rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Saturday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gillaspie had been nearing a return from the DL after playing five games with Triple-A Sacramento, but incurred a setback which held him back for 10 days. He'll likely play a few more games in the minors before the Giants move him back to the big leagues, where he hasn't played since May 10 due to back spasms. Regardless, he could be pressed for playing time upon his return due to the hot bat of Eduardo Nunez and the recent emergence of Christian Arroyo at third base.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Has MRI on Saturday
Gillaspie underwent an MRI on Friday after experiencing back tightness while swinging a bat, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Gillaspie was initially hoping to return before June, though It's unclear if that will happen anymore. More should be known after the Giants release the results of his tests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Hopeful to return before June
Manager Bruce Bochy said Gillaspie (back) is expected to come off the disabled list sometime before June, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Gillaspie, who was been on the disabled list since May 11 with back spasms, is nearing a return to the big club after completing five rehab games with Triple-A Sacramento. It's unclear when exactly he'll be activated, though Bochy said it would be sometime during the Giants' next homestand, which runs from May 26-May 31.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: To begin rehab assignment Friday
Gillaspie was placed on the 10-day disabled list May 11 with back spasms and will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Gillaspie had been off to a slow start at the plate (6-for-45) before landing on the disabled list with back spasms last week. It's unclear as to how many rehab games the infielder will need to play, but he's eligible to return as soon as May 21.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Draws second straight start
Gillaspie will start at third base and bat seventh in the order Monday against the Mets, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
With Brandon Crawford (groin) recently moving to the 10-day disabled list, manager Bruce Bochy has moved Christian Arroyo over from third base to shortstop, allowing Gillaspie to pick up a second straight start at the hot corner. Gillaspie still figures to find himself out of the lineup against left-handed pitching, and given his dearth of power against righties, it's difficult to envision him delivering much value to fantasy owners outside of NL-only formats.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Conor Gillaspie: Heads back to bench
Gillaspie is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies.
With Brandon Crawford returning to the lineup, Eduardo Nunez will slide back over to third and send Gillaspie back to the bench. Gillaspie figures to continue seeing at-bats primarily as a pinch hitter and will only get starts when players like Crawford or Nunez need days off.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 195 lbs|
|Birthplace: Omaha, NE|
|Bats/Throws: L, R|