The Giants family was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Davenport last night in Redwood City due to heart failure.
Davenport, 82, played all 13 seasons of his Major League career in a Giants uniform from 1958-1970. He was a member of the original 1958 San Francisco Giants and spent 51 seasons in the organization, having played, coached and managed at both the Major and minor league levels.
The Siluria, Alabama native posted a .258 lifetime batting average in 1,501 Major League contests. He earned All-Star status and a Gold Glove in 1962 and was voted by the fans as the third baseman on the Giants’ 25th Anniversary Dream Team in 1982.
"The passing of Jim Davenport brings great sadness to our organization,” Larry Baer said. “Jim had a wonderful spirit and was a great Giant. We will always remember Davvy. We express our deepest condolences to his family and will have them in our thoughts and prayers.”
Davenport is survived by his wife, Betty, daughter Cathy, sons Randy, Ken, Don and Gary.
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Bud Black and Bruce Bochy issued their lineups for Game 2 of their series at AT&T Park:
1. Charlie Blackmon (L) CF
2. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
3. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
4. Mark Reynolds (R) 1B
5. Ian Desmond (R) LF
6. Alexi Amarista (L) RF
7. Trevor Story (R) SS
8. Tony Wolters (L) C
9. Jeff Hoffman (R) P
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
3. Hunter Pence (R) RF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Ryder Jones (L) 3B
8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) LF
9. Matt Cain (R) P (3-7, 5.54 ERA)
SAN FRANCISCO -- With a deadline looming, the Giants will take a look at yet another third baseman.
Jae-gyun Hwang, a Korean infielder who was one of the surprises of camp, will join the team on Wednesday, per a source. Hwang has spent the entire season in Triple-A. He could have opted out of his contract on July 1 if he wasn't in the big leagues.
In 68 games with Sacramento, Hwang is hitting .287/.333/.476 with 19 doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 44 RBI.
Hwang, 29, was a star in the KBO before coming over this season. He primarily plays third, although he has played plenty of first base this season.
Third baseman Conor Gillaspie will be placed on the disabled list to make room for Hwang on the active roster, per a source.