The injuries keep on coming for the Giants.
According to Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com, third baseman Casey McGehee left tonight’s game against the Padres with a left knee strain. He suffered the injury after getting out of the batter’s box on a fly out to end the bottom of the first inning.
Brandon Belt is currently sidelined with a mild groin strain, so the Giants were forced to go with Matt Duffy at first base and Joaquin Arias at third base. The club could call up Adam Duvall from Triple-A Sacramento if McGehee needs a stint on the disabled list.
McGehee, who was acquired from the Marlins over the winter, batted .287/.355/.357 with four home runs and 76 RBI across 160 games last season.
Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka was hit in the head by a Giancarlo Stanton line drive during a simulated game on Saturday afternoon. He remained on the ground for a while before exiting the field with the help of trainers. He went to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and was released in the evening.
Per James Wagner of The New York Times, Tanaka entered the hospital with concussion-like symptoms but they went away. Tanaka underwent a series of tests, including a CT scan, and checked out fine. The right-hander will still likely undergo MLB’s concussion protocol.
Tanaka, 31, will pitch out of the middle of the Yankees’ rotation behind Gerrit Cole and James Paxton during this shortened 60-game season. Tanaka had an up-and-down 2019 campaign, finishing with a 4.45 ERA, 149 strikeouts, and 40 walks over 182 innings of work. He is entering the final year of his seven-year, $155 million contract, so he may enter free agency after the season.