The Giants announced on Wednesday that catcher Buster Posey has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list. To create room on the 25-man roster, the club optioned Aramís García to Triple-A Sacramento.
Posey, 32, spent the minimum 10 days on the IL due to a strained right hamstring. He rejoins the Giants batting .257/.321/.408 with three home runs and 18 RBI in 168 plate appearances.
García, 26, hit a pair of home runs in 17 plate appearances while he was up in the majors. He’ll be back up again in the event posey for Stephen Vogt suffer injuries.
WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.
He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.
Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.
The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.
Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.