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Giants' Austin Slater: Inks deal with Giants
Slater agreed to a one-year, $1.85 million contract with the Giants on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Slater was unable to replicate his .914 OPS from the shortened 2020 campaign, but he was still a solid piece for San Francisco with a .241/.320/.423 slash line, 12 homers and 15 stolen bases in 129 games last season. He should enter spring training with a strong chance to at least begin 2022 in a bench role.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Socks pinch-hit homer
Slater came off the bench to hit a go-ahead home run in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Padres.
Slater was summoned to pinch hit for LaMonte Wade in the sixth inning of a 1-1 tie, and he took San Diego reliever Ross Detwiler deep to left-center to give the Giants the lead. It was the 12th long ball of the year for Slater, who is on a 12-for-27 (.444) run with three homers and four stolen bases during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Perfect at the dish
Slater went 3-for-3 with three runs in Thursday's 5-4 win against the Diamondbacks.
Batting leadoff, Slater singled and scored in the first, third and fifth innings before being removed for pinch-hitter LaMonte Wade in the seventh. The impressive game runs Slater's final September line to .379/.419/.655 with two, doubles, two home runs and four steals in 29 at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Blasts pinch-hit homer
Slater came off the bench to hit a three-run homer in Thursday's loss to the Padres.
Slater was called upon to pinch hit for LaMonte Wade in the sixth inning and lined a Tim Hill offering over the left-field fence to give the Giants a 5-4 lead. It was the 11th long ball of the year for Slater, who is slashing just .232/.314/.408 with 15 stolen bases (17 attempts) in 299 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Posts 15th steal
Slater went 1-for-4 with a stolen base in Sunday's 3-0 loss to Atlanta.
San Francisco didn't have much going as a team, managing just four singles and a walk. Slater was one of two batters to reach second base after his steal, but none got within 90 feet of scoring. The outfielder has a .229/.312/.395 slash line, 15 steals in 17 attempts, 10 home runs, 28 RBI and 34 runs scored through 298 plate appearances in a part-time role as a utility outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Takes seat Thursday
Slater isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against San Diego, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports.
Slater will be out of the lineup for a fourth straight game as he continues to work mainly in the short side of a platoon. Darin Ruf will start in left field and bat second.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Steals base in win
Slater went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a stolen base in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Cubs.
The 28-year-old returned from the 7-day concussion injured list and made a solid impact in his first game back. Slater is up to 14 steals in 16 attempts this season. With a .232/.316/.398 slash line, 10 home runs, 29 RBI and 34 runs scored through 291 plate appearances, the speedy outfielder will be an option to bat leadoff versus southpaws. It's unclear if Slater or Steven Duggar will be the primary platoon-mate with Mike Yastrzemski in center field, although the former has also seen some time in left field.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Back in action Sunday
Slater (concussion) was activated from the 7-day injured list Sunday. He's batting leadoff and playing center field versus the Cubs.
Slater had a minimum stay on the injured list. Prior to his absence, he had gone 4-for-9 with a home run, a double and a stolen base in his three previous games. He'll likely compete with LaMonte Wade and Mike Yastrzemski for playing time in left field and center field going forward.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Resumes activities
Slater (concussion) took batting practice and shagged fly balls in the outfield Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Slater's ability to complete a workout suggests he's made at least some progress in his recovery from the concussion that landed him on the 7-day injured list last Sunday. He'll be eligible to return from the IL in this weekend's series in Chicago, though the Giants may want to send him out on a short minor-league rehab assignment before activating him.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Out with concussion
Slater was placed on the 7-day concussion injured list Sunday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Slater suffered the concussion during Saturday's contest when he collided with the outfield wall, and he'll be sidelined for at least the next seven days while going through the concussion protocols. Steven Duggar was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move and is starting in center field Sunday against the Dodgers.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Notches another steal
Slater went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a stolen base in Friday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Dodgers.
The outfielder has recorded four steals in his last 14 games, and he now has 13 in 15 attempts for the year. Slater entered the game as a pinch hitter for LaMonte Wade in the third inning -- the Dodgers utilized a bullpen game Friday, so manager Gabe Kapler was likely playing the matchups by bringing in Slater so early. Through 285 plate appearances, the 28-year-old has 10 home runs, 28 RBI, 34 runs scored and a .225/.312/.391 slash line.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Reaches double-digits in homers
Slater went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Slater opened the game with a blast to center field off Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer for his 10th longball of the season. The homer snapped a rough 0-for-16 skid for Slater that dated back to Aug. 16. Th 28-year-old has provided double-digits in both homers and stolen bases (12) this season, but it's come with an anemic .223/.309/.390 slash line across 282 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Contributes steal in loss
Slater went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Milwaukee.
Slater remains hitless in his last 16 at-bats, but he's managed to get on base with four walks while adding three steals and two runs scored in that span. He's likely to remain in a reserve role going forward while receiving some starts against left-handed pitchers. The outfielder has a poor .219/.306/.377 slash line with nine home runs, 12 steals, 26 RBI and 33 runs scored across 278 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Steals base, scores run in loss
Slater went 0-for-3 with a hit by pitch, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 6-5 loss to Atlanta.
The outfielder was plunked in his first plate appearance Friday, and he stole second before scoring on a Buster Posey home run. Slater has seen his playing time dry up with Kris Bryant (side) logging time around the outfield, which has push Mike Yastrzemski into a semi-regular role in center field. Slater has gone 0-for-11 in his last nine games, although he's often entered as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement lately. He's at nine home runs, 11 steals, 26 RBI and 33 runs scored through 271 plate appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Delivers three hits
Slater went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and a strikeout in a 5-4 win over Colorado on Friday.
Batting leadoff, Slater doubled and scored in both the first and second innings and later singled in the fourth. His three hits surpass the two he had in a dozen August at-bats prior to Friday's game, and the outfielder is now slashing .235/.308/.403 on the season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Notches steal Thursday
Slater went 2-for-5 with an RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Dodgers.
The outfielder recorded his first steal since July 10 and his career-high ninth of the year. Slater hasn't seen much playing time lately, as he's operated on the short side of a platoon with Steven Duggar in center field. Slater has a .229/.301/.395 slash line with nine home runs, 24 RBI and 25 runs scored through 226 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Doubles, steals base
Slater went 2-for-6 with a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Nationals.
Slater singled home Joey Bart in the third inning before swiping his eighth bag of the season, then he added a double in the fifth. The Giants' leadoff hitter also whiffed three times, while the two-hit performance was just his second since the start of June. Slater is 8-for-19 (.421) over his last seven contests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Slams ninth homer
Slater went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an additional run in a 5-2 win against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
Homering for the second straight game, Slater took Arizona starter Caleb Smith 467 feet deep to left center in the third inning while also singling in the first. The Stanford product now has two July home runs after hitting zero in June and has already set career marks in home runs and runs in the season's first half.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 197 lbs|
|Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|