Giants activate Stratton to start Game 1 of DH with Dodgers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have reinstated pitcher Chris Stratton from the paternity list and plan to start the right-hander in the first game of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Second baseman Joe Panik was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left thumb, one of a number of moves made by the Giants.
Outfielder Mac Williamson was put on the seven-day concussion list after he stumbled over the bullpen mound near left field and crashed into a low wall near the stands Tuesday. Reliever Mark Melancon was transferred to the 60-day disabled list and right-hander Derek Law was appointed as the 26th man for Saturday’s doubleheader.
Additionally, outfielder Austin Slater was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento one day after being sent down. The Giants also promoted infielder Alen Hanson from their top farm club.
Panik injured himself during a pickoff attempt in Friday night’s 6-4 win over the Dodgers.