Hunter Pence, who has remained on the Giants’ active roster without playing since June 3, has finally been placed on the disabled list with left wrist tendinitis.
Pence missed the first five weeks of the season with a forearm injury and ended up playing just 18 games between DL stints, hitting .282 with two homers and a .780 OPS.
He’d previously been one of the most durable players in baseball, appearing in all 162 games in each of the past two seasons and at least 154 games every year since 2008.
Justin Maxwell has been the primary fill-in for Pence in right field, with Gregor Blanco also seeing some action.
The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.
Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.
Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.