Duggar injured his shoulder in late August and wound up undergoing surgery in early September. Before the injury, the 24-year-old slashed .255/.303/.390 in 152 plate appearances at the major-league level. He also stole five bases in that span. This vote of confidence is certainly a good sign, though he'll need to prove his health before he can claim the starting gig during spring training.
Duggar (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Duggar is expected to be ready for the start of spring training after opting to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery. The 24-year-old rookie hit .255/.303/.390 with five stolen bases in 41 games this season.
Duggar will undergo shoulder surgery within the next week, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Duggar decided that surgery was the best route after considering his options over the past couple days. The outfielder is expected to be ready for spring training as this carries about a five-month timetable.
The Giants clarified after Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Diamondbacks that Duggar, who was placed on the 10-day disabled list earlier in the day with a left shoulder injury, will likely require surgery to address the matter, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Duggar was diagnosed with a bruised left shoulder prior to being placed on the DL, but follow-up scans revealed that the outfielder is actually dealing with a sprained shoulder, with doctors recommending surgery rather than rest and rehab. While the latter treatment method would theoretically leave open the possibility for Duggar to return at some point in September, the non-contending Giants would almost certainly prefer to have the prized rookie undergo the season-ending procedure to ensure his shoulder isn't an issue heading into next spring. Duggar's expected absence for the final few weeks of the season should open up more playing time in center field for Gorkys Hernandez.
Duggar went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Monday's 2-0 victory over Arizona.
Duggar accounted for all of the runs scored in Monday's contest with his second long ball of the season. The left-handed outfielder started against a talented southpaw in Patrick Corbin, showing the club's willingness to see what they have in the rookie down the stretch.
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