The SF Giants made a roster move before Wednesday's 6-5 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies. A pair of prospects were swapped out to bolster the roster.
SF Giants swap out a pair of prospects in roster move
Heliot Ramos' time with San Francisco lasted just one game as he was optioned along with outfielder Stuart Fairchild, per the team's transaction log. Sam Long and Jason Vosler were promoted with the latter appearing in Wednesday's lineup.
Ramos' time was expected to be brief as he was called up as Darin Ruf was placed on the bereavement list following the unexpected passing of his father. We will be keeping the Ruf family in our thoughts.
On Tuesday, Ramos collected three hitless at-bats. That said, he did make some quality contact as two of his batted balls had an exit velocity above 100 MPH. He has two hits in nine at-bats with the Giants.
It has been a tough season for the 22-year-old outfield prospect as he is slashing just .200/.291/.303 (60 wRC+) with four home runs, 14 RBI, and 22 runs in 175 plate appearances with the Sacramento River Cats.
This does include a 9.7 percent walk rate against a 25.7 percent strikeout rate, so he is controlling the strike zone adequately.
On the other hand, Fairchild accumulated eight hitless at-bats with the Giants. He was acquired in May from the Seattle Mariners and was promoted when Austin Slater hit the injured list.
Vosler blasted an RBI double in two at-bats against the Phillies on Wednesday. The left-handed bat looks a lot more comfortable at the plate in his second season with the Giants. In 43 plate appearances, Vosler has posted a .297/.372/.514 line with two home runs, six RBI, and six runs.
The 28-year-old infielder has a knack for barreling up pitches. He has recorded 11 hits on the year with four going for extra bases. Vosler is still searching for a role as a major leaguer and there could be some potential for him as a platoon hitter against righties who provides modest power.
Lastly, Long rejoins the Giants after making the Opening Day roster out of camp. Similar to Vosler, he has looked much more comfortable in his second season with the Giants. The lefty has posted a 3.48 ERA, 4.30 FIP, 1.25 WHIP, 7/0 K/9, and a 1.60 SO/W ratio in nine appearances with San Francisco.
Most of that damage occurred in one game against the Los Angeles Dodgers where he yielded three earned runs in 0.1 frames. He was optioned shortly thereafter.
The Giants' roster is more balanced with the most recent roster moves as Long provides coverage in case a pitcher gets knocked out early this weekend, whereas Vosler could see a couple of starts against a right-handed-heavy Miami Marlins rotation.