Alex Wood will probably be activated from the injured record to make his Giants’ debut, beginning Sunday’s recreation towards the Marlins, per Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports. Wooden’s contract has a unique incentive structure that may pay out an extra $150K after 12 video games of recording 10 or extra outs. He receives extra bonus money after 14, 16, 18, 22, and 24 such video games. Beginning video games definitely provides Wooden the most effective likelihood to hit these markers, although well being would be the largest issue for the veteran southpaw.
Due to injures, Wooden hasn’t been an everyday rotation arm since back-to-back 150-inning seasons with the Dodgers in 2017 and 2018. Per Spotrac, Wooden has seven profession journeys to the injured record, twice spending greater than 100 days on the shelf. Arthroscopic debridement surgical procedure on his left elbow restricted him to 60 1/3 innings in the course of the 2016 season. A again damage tanked his lone season with the Reds. He made simply 7 begins overlaying 35 2/3 innings that 12 months. Wood’s back has once more given him issues this season.
With Wooden becoming a member of the rotation, Logan Webb will head to the bullpen. Webb earned his rotation spot with a robust spring, however he’s off to a tough begin. The 24-year-old has allowed 15 hits and 5 walks in simply 10 1/3 innings in his two begins. Whereas the transfer definitely could seem to be a demotion, Pavlovic factors out that Webb will probably be simply the third right-hander within the Giants’ bullpen.
In fact, given immediately’s obvious damage to Johnny Cueto, the Giants could must hold Webb within the rotation in any case. Cueto left immediately’s recreation with a decent lat, per Kerry Crowley of the Bay Space Information Group (via Twitter). Cueto has been wonderful on this younger season, tossing 8 2/3 innings of one-run ball in his season debut towards the Rockies. He bought his second win on the season immediately towards the Reds. The veteran logged 5 2/3 scoreless innings earlier than being eliminated due to the damage.