Giants call up OF Christian, RHP Hacker


Giants call up OF Christian, RHP Hacker

Melky Cabrera's suspension left the Giants with a hole in the outfield. The team will promote Justin Christian from Triple-A to fill that void, GM Brian Sabean announced on a conference call Thursday.

To replace relief pitcher Dan Otero, who was called up on Tuesday and sent back to the minors on Wednesday, the team will promote right-handed pitcher Eric Hacker.

"Weve got Hacker on the way and Christian will be called up," Sabean announced.

Christian, 32, has played in 22 games with the Giants this season. He is 6-for-38 (.158) with six runs and one RBI. He has stolen two bases and been caught once.

Christian's latest stint in the majors ended when he was sent down on Aug. 1.

Hacker, 29, made a spot start for the Giants on April 27. He pitched six innings against the San Diego Padres, allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out seven and walking two.

He was sent back to the minors after the start.

Giants lineup: Nunez in right field against Padres

Giants lineup: Nunez in right field against Padres

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With the Giants shuffling players around, Eduardo Nunez finds himself manning right field Saturday evening against the Padres.

San Diego Padres:
1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Cory Spangenberg (L) LF
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
6. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
7. Austin Hedges (R) C
8. Erick Aybar (S) SS
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

San Francisco Giants:
1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Michael Morse (R) 1B
5. Christian Arroyo (R) SS
6. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
7. Eduardo Nunez (R) RF
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Matt Cain (R) P


Giants move Crawford from bereavement list to 10-day DL

Giants move Crawford from bereavement list to 10-day DL

Brandon Crawford, who was already on the bereavement list, has been placed on the 10-day DL by the Giants on Saturday.

Crawford has already served three of the 10 days due to his stint on the bereavement list. The Giants' shortstop is dealing with a right groin strain.

In 21 games this season, Crawford is hitting .263/.284/.434 with two home runs. He won his second Gold Glove last season. 

Rookie Christian Arroyo is taking his place at shortstop on Saturday.