Catch­ing depth tested again as Tromp hits IL

San Francisco Chronicle - - GIANTS - By John Shea John Shea cov­ers the Giants for The San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle. Email: jshea@sfchron­i­ Twit­ter: @John­shea­hey

Chad­wick Tromp ful­filled a dream in 2020 when mak­ing his ma­jor­league de­but and play­ing a part in the Giants’ play­off push, but he’ll be shelved the rest of the reg­u­lar sea­son with a strained right shoul­der.

Tromp was placed on the

10­day in­jured list Tues­day, and the Giants called up Tyler

Heine­man from the team’s al­ter­nate site in Sacra­mento as the sec­ond catcher be­hind Joey Bart.

Tromp, who was Johnny Cueto’s per­sonal catcher and a power threat at the plate, was in­jured Sun­day when div­ing back to first base on a pick­off

at­tempt. He im­me­di­ately felt a prob­lem in the shoul­der but re­mained in the game.

Ini­tially listed in Mon­day’s lineup, Tromp was scratched and re­placed by Bart, who has had a rough time catch­ing Cueto. The Giants lost 7­2, and Cueto gave up all of Colorado’s runs.

MRI exam re­sults Tues­day showed Tromp’s mus­cle strain.

The Giants’ catch­ing depth had been tested al­ready, with

Buster Posey opt­ing out of the sea­son. Heine­man and

Rob Brantly be­gan the sea­son as the Giants’ catch­ers, but

Tromp quickly re­placed Brantly and has been the backup un­til now. He was hit­ting .213. Yaz could play Wed­nes­day: Mike Yas­trzem­ski, who missed his fifth straight game with a calf strain, could be avail­able to come off the bench and play Wed­nes­day, man­ager

Gabe Kapler said af­ter Tues­day’s game.

“I’m not say­ing for sure. That’s at least a pos­si­bil­ity,” said Kapler, adding Yas­trzem­ski had a good work­out Tues­day, in­clud­ing run­ning on a tread­mill, and con­tin­ued to hit in the cage.

Be­fore Wed­nes­day’s game, Yas­trzem­ski will do agility work and out­field work.

Briefly: The Giants will check into their Bay Area ho­tel Wed­nes­day, their bub­ble for the fi­nal days of the sea­son, fol­low­ing Ma­jor League Base­ball guide­lines . ... Justin Smoak was re­leased a day af­ter he was des­ig­nated for as­sign­ment.

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