Great Moments in Road Jerseys: San Francisco Giants edition

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Here is Marco Scutaro during the fourth inning of last night’s Giants-Astros game:

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I’ll say, I wasn’t the biggest fan of those Giants throwback, alternate road jerseys when they came out, but they’re growing on me some.  But, hey, Marco, why are you wearing that when your teammates were all wearing this:

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Frankly, given how many alternate uniforms teams have now, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often.

Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com has the story.

Report: Welington Castillo to be suspended 80 games for violating Joint Drug Agreement

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirms a report from journalist Américo Celado that White Sox catcher Welington Castillo will be suspended 80 games for violating baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. Castillo was believed to have used a steroid, but according to Rosenthal, the substance was not a steroid. More details should come on Thursday.

Castillo, 31, entered Wednesday’s action batting .270/.314/.477 with six home runs and 15 RBI in 118 plate appearances. He has gotten the bulk of the work behind the plate, backed up by Omar Narváez.

Castillo’s absence will likely prompt the White Sox to call up Kevan Smith from Triple-A Charlotte. Smith battled an ankle injury in March and April, so he got a late start to the season. In 102 PA at Triple-A, he has hit .283/.343/.457.