Duggar was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Duggar served as the Giants' primary center fielder in 2019 while battling several injuries, but it appears as though he'll begin the 2020 campaign in the minors after hitting .190/.292/.286 with one extra-base hit and nine strikeouts over 24 plate appearances. Duggar's demotion to the Triple-A level could signal that Jaylin Davis is in line for a spot on the major-league roster once the season gets underway after having a slightly more effective spring by recording a .819 OPS with one home run and four RBI over 30 plate appearances. However, both options offer limited fantasy value outside of deeper leagues.
Duggar altered his stance in the offseason, reverting to a stance he hadn't used since high school in an attempt to get his bat going at the big-league level, Mark W. Sanchez of 104.5 KNBR reports.
Duggar opened last season as the Giants' starting center fielder but didn't do much with the job before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in August. He's now played 114 games in the big leagues and owns a poor .241/.286/.358 slash line with just six homers. He doesn't have much to offer fantasy owners outside of particularly deep leagues, where his playing time should at least make him relevant. He lines up as the primary center fielder again this season, though Jaylin Davis could steal at-bats.
Duggar (shoulder) won't need surgery and is expected to rehab for the next 4-to-6 weeks, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Duggar has already been ruled out for the remainder of the season, but this is good news for the Giants. He's expected to be healthy for the start of spring training.
Duggar (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day injured list Friday, effectively ending his season, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Duggar was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left shoulder strain, though the Giants have since elected to shut him down for the season by moving him to the 60-day IL. He's slated to seek a second opinion, though surgery is a possibility at this point, per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. If he elects to go under the knife, he's looking at a three-month recovery. Duggar finishes with a .234 average along with four homers and 28 RBI over 73 games in 2019.
Duggar (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
This was expected after Duggar suffered a sprained left shoulder while making a diving catch Wednesday against the Nationals. He avoided damage to his surgically repaired labrum, per Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area, though he won't have a timetable for his return until he's reevaluated by team doctors Thursday. The expectation is that Duggar will be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks. Joey Rickard was summoned from Triple-A Sacramento to take his place on the roster in the meantime.
Duggar was diagnosed with a sprained left shoulder and will likely require a trip to the injured list, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Duggar suffered the injury making a diving catch during Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Nationals. He's slated to undergo an MRI, after which the severity of the injury, along with a timetable for his return, should emerge. Either way, it sounds like the Giants are planning on bringing up another outfielder to replace Duggar on the roster.
Duggar was removed from Wednesday's game against the Nationals with an apparent shoulder injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Duggar made a diving catch in the fourth inning that saved a couple of runs, but he appeared to injure his shoulder in the process. The outfielder was subsequently replaced by Austin Slater in right field prior to the start of the next inning. It's worth noting that Duggar underwent surgery on the same shoulder last September.
Duggar started in center field and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 5-4 loss to Colorado.
Duggar was immediately inserted into the starting lineup following his promotion to the majors Friday. The 25-year-old appeared to have regained his stroke in the minors (.337/.461/.542 in 23 games) following his early season struggles. Kevin Pillar has been manning center on a regular basis since taking the job from Duggar earlier this year, so it's too early to say that the latter has all of a sudden regained a regular role, especially with Alex Dickerson (oblique) expected to return in a little over a week.
Duggar was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Friday.
Dugger spent most of the early part of the season in San Francisco, posting a disappointing .234/.277/.343 slash line in 67 games. He appears to have sorted things out in 23 games with Sacramento, hitting .337/.461/.542. It's unclear if he'll slide right into a starting role or if he'll be stuck with a bench spot. Tyler Austin was designated for assignment in a corresponding move, removing one competitor for starts.
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 (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Duggar has missed the last two games due to a strained back, so the Giants have elected to place him to the shelf. The move is retroactive to Wednesday, meaning he'll be eligible to return beginning June 29 against Arizona. Duggar is confident that he'll be ready to be activated following the 10-day minimum, per John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Alex Dickerson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.
Duggar (back) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Duggar will stick on the bench for a second straight game as he continues to deal with lower-back tightness. Kevin Pillar is covering center field in his absence, with Tyler Austin getting a start in left field as a result.
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.
Duggar will sit Saturday against the Dodgers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Duggar will sit for the second time in three games, and he's hitting just .207 over his last 10 contests. Kevin Pillar will shift over to center field in his absence, with Mike Yastrzemski in right and Tyler Austin in left.
Duggar is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Duggar sits for just the seventh time all season, though three of those occasions have come within the last six games. He's hit just .212/.255/.288 over his last 15 contests. Kevin Pillar slides to center field in his absence.
Duggar went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored Tuesday in the Giants' 9-3 extra-inning win over the Mets.
Duggar plated one of the Giants' two runs in the fourth inning on a base hit and drove home another run on one of San Francisco's three doubles in the top of the 10th. The outfielder has stepped up his production lately with a .300 average over his last eight starts, but he still only looks like a deeper mixed-league or NL-only option at this point. He hasn't shown much power (three home runs), speed (one steal in five attempts) or on-base skills (.288 OBP) this season and isn't helped by being tied to one of the majors' worst offenses.
Duggar is not in Saturday's lineup against the Orioles, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
He is hitting .229/.289/.286 with 13 strikeouts over his last 10 games. Brandon Belt will start in left field while Pablo Sandoval shifts to first base.
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