Giants catcher Andrew Susac (wrist inflammation) said he is feeling better after receiving a cortisone shot Monday. Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area said he will take some swings on Wednesday and is aiming to get back in the lineup this weekend.
Susac, 24, is trying to beat out Hector Sanchez for the back up catcher job this spring after getting 95 plate appearances in 2014. He hit for a slash of .273/.326/.466 with a 128 wRC+, and 0.8 fWAR. But this spring he is just 1 for 10 in seven spring games.
The 2011 second round pick by his hometown Giants received a $1,100,000 signing bonus and is ranked the second best prospect in the Giants organization behind just Kyle Crick.
Steamer projects Susac to hit for a slash of .224/.297/.356 with a 91 wRC+, and 0.5 fWAR in 2015. Harsh projections even though he raked in the minors during the 2013 and 2014 seasons (over 125 wRC+).
– Madison Bumgarner went two innings today giving up one run (home run), walking one, and striking out three. He finished his session in the bullpen, either due to being uncomfortable on the mound or not wanting to show the Diamondbacks any more pitches. Bumgarner is in line to start Opening Day in Arizona.
– The Giants are losing 8-0 right now and are already 4-11 this spring.
Mar 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) leaves the game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports