With the 2021 season in the rearview mirror for the SF Giants, we will take a look at three players who are unlikely to return to the team in 2022.
SF Giants: 3 Players who will not be back in 2022
As the Giants look ahead to 2022, it seems very likely that some faces that have become familiar to Giants fans over the past few years have likely played their last game for the team. In many of these cases, this is not the fault of the player, but simply a result of bad luck.
For many of them, they may have gotten hurt and their replacement simply outperformed them in their absence. This relegated many of these players to pinch-hitting duties which is a tough place to try and earn your spot back in the lineup.
Couple that with the fact that many of these players are in their mid to late 30s and are pending free agents or have a club option and it seems like a perfect storm has assembled to take them away from San Francisco.
The good news for the Giants is that the exit of these players is not a great burden because they have replacements that are under team control or the player's exit frees up a lot of money that they can use in free agency to get a replacement.
Nonetheless, it will be tough to see these players leave San Francisco especially because they have endeared themselves to Giants fans over the years. Without further ado, let's take a look at three players who most likely will not return to the Giants in 2022.