The San Francisco Giants now have a vacancy in their 40-man roster that can now be filled for the rest of the regular season and potentially the start of the playoffs. They won't be replacing anyone today as San Francisco is currently participating in a day game with the Washington Nationals.
Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group fills us in on the current possibilities for replacing Cabrera from their farm system.
- In terms of immediate replacements, Gregor Blanco might work, although he hasn't been hitting at all. Brett Pill and Marco Scutaro are better offensively, but neither has played much in left.
Gary Brown is a possibility, but he's still in Double-A and has had his ups and downs. The Giants apparently do not want to rush him from that spot.
- Xavier Nady doesn't sound like a good possibility at all, as he's been hitting .139 with the Fresno Grizzlies.
That leaves Justin Christian as the likeliest option. Christian's splits in 38 at-bats have not been that great for San Francisco. But he's been performing well at Fresno, batting .348 with an OBP of .414 and slugging percentage of .515. He might be the type of player the Giants need.