Slater started in right field and went 2-for-5 with a double, a walk and a run scored in Wednesday's 11-8 win over the Rockies.
Slater got back into the starting lineup after getting a day off Tuesday, this time at the expense of Alex Dickerson. The 26-year-old has been on fire since being called up July 1 (.344/.417/.813), but so have the rest of the Giants' regular rotation of outfielders. Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski -- Slater's main competition for playing time at the corners -- have the advantage of being lefty bats, but as we saw Wednesday against a right-handed starter, manager Bruce Bochy appears willing to ignore handedness to get Slater into the lineup. The utility man can also play in the infield, so semi-regular playing could remain a reality so long as his bat stays hot.
Slater is not starting Tuesday against the Rockies, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Slater owns a .333/.400/.852 slash line in 10 games so far this season. He'll sit in favor of Mike Yastrzemski in right field for Tuesday's contest.
Slater (illness) is starting in right field and batting second in Game 2 of Monday's doubleheader against Colorado, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Slater sat out of the first half of the twin bill, but he did enter the contest as a pinch hitter. He'll return to the starting lineup for the nightcap after getting over a fever.
Slater (illness) remains on the bench for the first game of Monday's doubleheader against the Rockies.
Slater sat Sunday due to a fever, though he did appear off the bench. He was in the lineup the Giants originally released for Monday's game but was scratched in favor of Alex Dickerson soon after. He remains in contention for the nightcap.
Slater (illness) was subbed in mid-game and went 0-for-3 in Sunday's 8-3 win over Milwaukee.
The utility man was initially scratched due to an illness, but he was forced into action after Evan Longoria (foot) suffered an injury. Slater was able to stick it out for the final four innings of Sunday's contest, which bodes well for his availability for at least one game of Monday's twin billing against the Rockies.
Slater is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers due to a fever, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Slater came off the bench Saturday and went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI double, but he won't start the series finale while battling a fever. Manager Bruce Bochy believes the 26-year-old will be able to return to action Monday.
Slater is not starting Saturday against the Brewers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Slater started the last two games and four of the last seven in right field. He's gone 7-for-18 with three homers in six games for the Giants overall this season. Mike Yastrzemski will start in right field Saturday.
Slater went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 10-7 victory over the Brewers.
It was Slater's third homer and sixth extra-base hit in just six games since his callup a week prior to the All-Star break. The 26-year-old utility man was posting another strong line in the minors (.308/.436/.529), but unlike last season, that success has translated to the major-league level early on. Slater was already stealing playing time away from Mike Yastrzemski in the outfield, and Alex Dickerson's (back) removal from Friday's contest could solidify his playing time even further depending on the severity of his teammate's injury.
Slater hit his first career grand slam in a pinch-hit appearance in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Cardinals.
The grand slam was Slater's second homer in 13 plate appearances since being called up July 1. The 26-year-old has only been receiving starts against southpaws, but manager Bruce Bochy tends to reward players who homer with another start the following day, so don't be surprised if Slater's name is penciled into the lineup against the right-handed Jack Flaherty on Sunday.
Slater started in right field and went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 13-2 rout of the Padres.
It was quite an eventful day for Slater, who was promoted the majors Monday, immediately inserted into the starting lineup and then delivered his first long ball of the 2019 season. The 26-year-old was having one of his better power years in the minors prior to his callup (12 homers, .221 ISO), and also added third base to his first, second and corner outfield defensive positions. The Giants have a crowded outfield for the first time all year, so Slater will likely fall on the short side of a platoon at multiple positions.
The Giants recalled Slater from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Slater will earn his first big-league callup of the season after showing some increased defensive versatility at Triple-A while posting a .965 OPS across 296 plate appearances. Though the 26-year-old has previously seen most of his action with the Giants as an outfielder and first baseman, he'll be available as an option at second and third base as well after logging six and nine starts, respectively, at the positions in the minors this season.
Slater was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday.
Slater had been in contention for a bench outfield spot but won't get to fill that role at the start of the season. The 26-year-old has so far failed to impress in 108 career big-league games, hitting .263/.335/.342, but his .319/.391/.513 line at the Triple-A level suggests that he has little left to prove in the minors.
Slater has gone 3-for-14 in seven spring training games and appears healthy following elbow issues that bugged him last September.
Slater's bat is cold so far, though the sample size is too small to draw any real conclusions. He'll be in the mix for playing time in the outfield corners and occasionally first base this season, though expectations shouldn't be particularly high, as he owns a modest .263/.335/.342 slash line through 108 career major-league games.
Slater is dealing with a strained flexor and a mildly sprained UCL, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Slater is not in the lineup for Sunday's season finale with the Dodgers, and this diagnosis makes it seem like he won't be available off the bench at all. He'll now turn his attention to rehabbing for the 2019 season after producing a .251/.333/.307 slash line in 225 plate appearances for San Francisco. If he can get healthy in time for spring training, Slater will likely vie for a starting outfield job with the Giants.
Slater exited Friday's game with an elbow strain and will undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
After the conclusion of Friday's series opener against the Dodgers, Slater stated that he suffered the injury while attempting to throw out a baserunner at home plate, which left him unable to hit during his next at-bat. With just two games remaining in the 2018 season for San Francisco, it would come as a slight surprise to see him back on the field later this weekend.
Slater struck out in a pinch-hit appearance Monday against the Padres.
Slater was expected to take over at first base after Brandon Belt (knee) was shut down for the season, but he has been situated on the bench for five of the club's last six contests. Instead, Aramis Garcia has been seeing the majority of starts at first, and the Giants' persistence on starting veteran outfielders Gregor Blanco and Hunter Pence in a lost season has left Slater without regular playing time.
Slater is not in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Slater sits for the third time in the last four games. Hunter Pence will start in right field, with Joe Panik starting at first base.
Slater is out of the lineup versus the Padres on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Slater will take up a spot on the bench for a second straight day as Hunter Pence gets a start in right field for the series finale.
Slater is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Slater is slashing just .220/.250/,260 through 15 games in September, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head as Hunter Pence picks up a start in right field.
Slater went 1-for-3 with two RBI in Friday's win over the Rockies.
Slater has been cold of late, as he was just 3-for-20 over his prior six games heading into Friday. Although he only had one hit, he made it count as he drove in the only two runs of the game with a two-run single in the second inning. Slater will likely see plenty of time in the outfield over the final weeks of the season as the Giants take a long look at their younger players.
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