It’s been said that no news is good news. I’m not sure that applies in the case of San Francisco Giants reliever, Santiago Casilla.
Jairo, as he’s more affectionately called by the vast majority of orange and black faithful, had trouble warming up yesterday in the bullpen though he eventually made his way onto the field when Bruce Bochy requested the lively arm out of the ‘pen. His stay didn’t last long though as he quickly left the game a few pitches in, specifically after slowly making his way towards first on a ground ball.
There was little conversation on the field between he and the trainers – he (or they) knew he needed to come out immediately.
However, Janie McCauley of the AP recently quoted Bruce Bochy where the Giants’ skipper informed her that Casilla has been dealing with a cyst in his knee (which the MRI confirmed) that the Giants were aware of and that could be the cause of discomfort. If that proves to be the case, a few days of rest would most likely do the trick for Casilla – though he is listed as “available” tonight on the lineup sheet (though that really doesn’t mean much).