The SF Giants may be in the market for some infield help this offseason. With Tommy La Stella possibly missing the beginning of the season after undergoing Achilles surgery in October and an aging and injury-prone Evan Longoria at third base, the Giants may decide that they need to acquire some more infield talent.
SF Giants: Three left-handed infielders to target for Longoria platoon
While the SF Giants have other infield options like Thairo Estrada, Wilmer Flores, and Mauricio Dubon, they all hit from the right side of the plate and may not give manager Gabe Kapler many options to pinch hit as he did so often and with so much success last season.
That is why it may make a good deal of sense for the Giants to target a left-handed hitting infielder who can play several different positions to satisfy the desire for versatility that the Giants front office has. Getting a player who fits this mold would give Kapler a lot of options on both the defensive and offensive side of the game.
Plus, it is also important to acknowledge that the Giants have a fairly old infield. With veterans like Longoria, La Stella, Brandon Crawford, and Brandon Belt, the Giants need insurance in case any of the veterans miss extended time.
Without further ado, let's take a look at three left-handed hitting infielders the SF Giants can target in order to give them some flexibility going into next season.