AT&T Park — With Conor Gillaspie due to return to the 10-day disabled list with more back issues and an opt out clause in Jae-Gyun Hwang’s contract looming, the San Francisco Giants plan to bring up the Korean right-handed hitter for Wednesday’s game.
“This is one of the best parts of the game for a manager, when you can welcome a guy and you shake hands or hug a guy who is realizing his dream,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “Jae worked hard and gave up a lot to pursue this, so I’ll be as happy as he is when I see this guy.”
Hwang, who will start on Wednesday at third base, can also play first base – and left field in an emergency. For the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, the former Korean Baseball Organization star played 33 games at third, 31 at first and two in Ieft.
The 29-year-old could have opted out of his deal on July 1 had the Giants not summoned him to the majors.
Gillaspie meanwhile got a cortisone shot on Tuesday after his back, which already sent him to the DL once this season, flared up again.
MadBum throws a pen
Madison Bumgarner threw a bullpen during the club’s batting practice on Tuesday afternoon, in advance of
Slater on track for Wednesday return to lineup
Austin Slater (tight right hip flexor) is available is a pinch-hitter on Tuesday and is on track to return for the homestand finale on Wednesday.
“He’s doing well, so we’re still hoping he’s able to go tomorrow.
Núñez still slated for Friday in Pittsburgh