Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aramis Garcia in the Orange and Black

Chris Halt of mlb.com has the story -- he's replacing Buster Posey, who's getting knee surgery Monday.


SAN FRANCISCO -- Buster Posey's (Buster) impending departure for Monday's season-ending hip surgery created a roster opening that will be filled by one of the few Sacramento River Cats who has not experienced a stint with the Giants this year: Aramis Garcia, who's ranked No. 15on the organization's list of prospects by MLB Pipeline.
Garcia, who will officially join the team on Sunday, actually materialized in the Giants' clubhouse a couple of weeks ago in case the team needed a replacement for an injured player. That need did not develop, prompting Garcia to depart as quickly and quietly as he arrived.
That won't be the case this time.
Manager Bruce Bochy indicated Saturday that veteran Nick Hundley (Hundo) will receive most of the playing time behind the plate.
"[Hundley] deserves this," Bochy said. However, with 31 games left from Sunday onward, Garcia certainly will have chances to demonstrate the skills that led the Giants to select him in the second round of the 2014 Draft.
Garcia, 25, compiled a .233/.285/.381 slash line with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs in 90 games -- 80 at Double-A Richmond and 10 at Sacramento.

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