The Giants have acquired infielder Thairo Estrada in a commerce with the Yankees in change for money issues, the 2 groups introduced. Estrada will head to the Giants’ alternate coaching web site and be added to the 40-man roster. Outfielder Jaylin Davis (left knee tendinitis) was positioned on the 60-day injured listing in a corresponding transfer to open up a 40-man roster area.
New York designated Estrada for task earlier this week to unlock roster area for the newly-acquired Rougned Odor. Estrada has spent his complete skilled profession within the Yankees group, hitting .280/.337/.389 with 26 dwelling runs over 1949 minor league plate appearances from 2013-19 and .214/.267/.348 over 121 PA on the Main League degree in 2019-20. Somewhat than his bat, Estrada’s worth got here from his defensive versatility, as he logged loads of taking part in time at shortstop, second base, and third base within the minors, and likewise made just a few appearances as a nook outfielder in 2019.
Estrada might have a tricky time breaking right into a Giants depth chart that’s already stuffed with multi-positional infielders, however he may be a greater depth possibility behind Brandon Crawford at shortstop than Donovan Solano or Mauricio Dubon, significantly since Dubon has been more and more deployed as an outfielder.
Davis was already anticipated to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks as a consequence of his knee problem, so the 60-day placement will enable Davis a while to totally ramp up within the minors earlier than the Giants take into account discovering a spot for him on the energetic roster. The 26-year-old has seen motion with San Francisco in every of the final two seasons, showing in 21 complete video games with a .515 OPS over 59 PA.