The SF Giants nabbed a 1-0 victory from the Miami Marlins on Sunday, but they made a series of roster moves before the game; activating left-handed starter Alex Wood to the 26-man roster was a move that had been in the making for several days. However, the moves that followed definitely gave many fans a moment of panic.
In addition to Wood, San Francisco recalled catcher Chadwick Tromp and placed pitchers Logan Webb and Jake McGee on the injured list. On Saturday, Buster Posey took a 91 mph pitch on the elbow that left his status for Sunday’s game in question, so the Giants called up Tromp as insurance.
The SF Giants made a series of roster moves on Sunday.
It was later clarified that both Webb and McGee were heading to the COVID-related injured list after experiencing side effects from the vaccine. The regular injured list requires a stay of at least 10 days, but players can return sooner under the COVID-related injured list.
In fact, Webb is expected to be activated by Tuesday to make a scheduled start against the Philadelphia Phillies. The 24-year-old has made three appearances, including two starts, registering a 4.76 ERA, 4.60 FIP, 1.76 WHIP, and a 2.40 SO/W ratio across 11.1 frames. It is a small sample, but based on his 1.76 WHIP, Webb has pitched regularly with traffic on the bases.
It was a whirlwind of a week for the right-handed hurler as he was briefly demoted to the bullpen to make room for Wood, but then he was added back to the rotation following the Johnny Cueto injury. He looks to make a good impression against a tough Phillies lineup in what may become a short stay in the rotation.
On the other hand, McGee was coming off a tough appearance that included his first blown save in a Giants uniform. The veteran reliever gave up two earned runs in the ninth inning of Saturday’s game, which the Marlins would eventually win by a score of 7-6. He threw 35 pitches in that inning, so there was some initial concern that his trip to the injured list was due to that.
Nevertheless, Jake McGee’s stay on the injured list is due to side effects from the vaccine. Unlike Logan Webb, no update has been given on McGee’s status, but it did not sound like anything more than a short stay. Nonetheless, the SF Giants hope to welcome both of them back soon.