San Francisco Giants
Crucial to the July 8 trade with the Texas Rangers will be
applying hitting lessons from recent months at Class AAA Sacramento (Calif.).
“It was good for me to go to Sacramento because I definitely failed down there,” Duggar told The San Francisco Chronicle.
Considered the Giants’ center fielder and leadoff hitter of the future, Duggar hit .272 with a .354 on-base percentage in 78 minor league games. Dealing Austin Jackson to Texas opened up playing time for Duggar and cleared $2 million in salary space.
The Giants also sent reliever Cory Gearrin and pitching prospect Jason Bahr to the Rangers and will receive a player to be named or cash considerations.
❚ Catcher sore right hip will keep him out of the All-Star Game because the Giants want to try to make sure that’s the only game he misses. Manager announced on July 9 that Posey will get a cortisone shot in the hip after the final game before the break.
Steven Duggar Buster Posey’s Bruce Bochy