Giants re-sign Nick Hundley

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The San Francisco Giants have re-signed catcher Nick Hundley to a one-year contract.

Hundley batted .244/.272/.418 with nine homers and 35 RBI in 101 games backing up Buster Posey in 2018. The ten-year veteran has a career line of .249/.300/.406. Given that Posey plays a decent amount of first base, Hundley has, and will continue to, get a bit more playing time than the usual backup catcher.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.