Slater (hip) underwent surgery for a sports hernia and will be out of action for six to eight weeks, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Slater was planning to play in the Dominican Winter League to make up for some of his lost time this season, but this will cost him about half of those planned at-bats. At just 24 years old, Slater hit .282/.339/.402 with three home runs over 34 games and he should be considered a major part of San Francisco's plan for the future of their outfield.
Slater (hip) will be examined in Philadelphia for a sports hernia, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Slater has been out of action with a hip injury since September 19. If it's severe enough to warrant a cross-country flight, chances are Slater won't be back in time for the final few games of the regular season. A sports hernia would most likely require surgery, so if he is found to have one, Slater's spring training status may come into question.
Slater is out of action due to a hip flexor issue, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Slater has appeared just three times in the past seven games, and this would explain his sporadic appearances. The Giants want to get Slater back into action before the season ends so they can ensure he will be healthy for winter ball, so consider him day-to-day for now.
Slater reached base three times Sunday, going 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and a pair of runs scored in a win over Arizona.
Slater started in left field, but he was replacing Hunter Pence (back), also occupying his third spot in the batting order. The rookie outfielder has primarily been platooning against lefties since returning from the disabled list Sept. 6, but he could see additional playing time this upcoming week while Pence and Gorkys Hernandez (wrist) recover from minor ailments. The 24-year-old is slashing .282/.339/.402 in 127 plate appearances this season, so he could provide deep-league value in a regular role.
Slater (hip) was activated from the 10-day DL on Tuesday, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
He is not in Tuesday's lineup, and it remains to be seen how often he will play over the final four weeks. Slater hit .290/.343/.430 with three home runs in 108 plate appearances prior to the injury, so it seems likely he will be given a shot to build on that success down the stretch.
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