San Francisco Giants: Mid-May Mailbag and New Podcast
Daniel: If he gets sent down, I think he gets called up the moment he’s needed again. I know that sounds simple, but it is. There have been a bunch of injury issues around the infield, and because he can play 2B, 3B and SS, he likely gets a call-up. Also if someone like Aaron Hill is scuffling as bad as he was at the beginning, I’m sure they’d rather have Arroyo learning at the big league level than a re-tread vet like Hill or Gillaspie. So it will likely be when somebody get’s hurt, or someone is playing so bad that they don’t have any value in putting him in the lineup, or he plays so well that it’s better for his development to be in the big leagues.
Jake: It won’t be for long. Once you call a prospect like that up, it’s much easier to call them back up again. It also depends on the manner in which he was sent down. If he was sent down because the Giants feel he needs time to develop, then maybe he stays a while. But if gets sent down just because the Giants feel they have better options right now, or want he to try and get his head right, then they’ll bring him back up as soon as he’s needed again. Even though he doesn’t have the best numbers, I like what I’ve seen from Arroyo in the big leagues. I think they continue to let him develop and adjust at the major league level.
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