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Giants' Casey Schmitt: Sent back to minors
Schmitt was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Schmitt loses his roster spot with Michael Conforto (hamstring) returning from the injured list. The rookie infielder has not been able to get things going offensively to this point at the big-league level, putting up just a .553 OPS in 88 contests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Heads to bench Sunday
Schmitt is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Schmitt had started at third base or shortstop in each of the past eight games, going 6-for-24 with a home run, three doubles and two walks. Though he's swung the bat well of late, Schmitt is likely to fade into more of a part-time role in the San Francisco infield with Brandon Crawford recently returning from the injured list and with J.D. Davis returning to the lineup Saturday after missing one game with a sore hand.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Ends homer drought
Schmitt went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-5 win over Atlanta.
Schmitt homered twice over his first three major-league games, but that was it for his power until Sunday. The homer drought lasted 71 contests. The infielder is at a .199/.252/.292 slash line with 26 RBI, 23 runs scored, two stolen bases and 11 doubles through 236 plate appearances this season. Schmitt appears to have a lock on a short-side platoon role at third base while providing cover around the infield as a strong defender, but he hasn't hit well enough (2-for-19 in August) to justify a full-time role for a team in the wild-card chase.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Returns to bench role
Schmitt is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Schmitt started at three different infield positions the last three games, going hitless across eight at-bats. Since June 19, Schmitt has mustered a .086/.202/.111 slash line over a stretch of 37 games. Though he's been valued for his defensive work, Schmitt's lack of production at the plate over a prolonged stretch looks as though it'll force him into a utility role even while the Giants are without Brandon Crawford (forearm). The Giants signed veteran Paul DeJong on Wednesday, and he's expected to take over as the team's everyday shortstop sans Crawford.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Back in majors
The Giants recalled Schmitt from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Schmitt will offer the Giants extra depth in the infield while Ross Stripling (back) and Ryan Walker (paternity) are both out. The 24-year-old was optioned to Triple-A on Aug. 6 and has since slashed .311/.354/.533 with six RBI over 48 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Optioned to minors
Schmitt was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
Schmitt has been up with the big club since early May and has at times served as San Francisco's primary shortstop, but he'll head back to the minors with a .548 OPS in 218 plate appearances. Brandon Crawford has struggled in his own right this year with a .211/.281/.349 slash line, so Schmitt could receive another look in the majors before the end of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Serving as primary shortstop
Schmitt will start at shortstop and bat eighth in Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Schmitt will stick in the lineup for a seventh consecutive game and looks poised to serve as the Giants' primary shortstop against both right- and left-handed pitching while Brandon Crawford (knee) is on the shelf. Since opening his big-league career with 26 hits in his first 20 games, Schmitt is batting an abysmal .124 with no home runs, eight runs and seven RBI over his subsequent 39 contests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Sitting Saturday
Schmitt isn't starting Saturday against the Pirates, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Schmitt will get a breather Saturday after going 1-for-4 with a double during Friday's contest. Brett Wisely will take over at the keystone and bat ninth while Schmitt sits.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Not starting Saturday
Schmitt isn't in the Giants' lineup Saturday against the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Schmitt has just one hit in 15 tries since the beginning of July, so he'll take a day off Saturday to regroup. While Schmitt sits, Brett Wisely will start at second base and bat ninth while Brandon Crawford covers short.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Sitting Saturday
Schmitt isn't in the Giants' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Schmitt is 1-for-12 across his last six games, though he still managed to reach base seven times in that span. He'll get a day off Saturday as Brandon Crawford starts at shortstop for the sixth time in seven games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Walks twice in return
Schmitt (arm) went 0-for-1 with two walks in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Padres.
Schmitt was out of the starting lineup for a couple of games after he was hit by a pitch Sunday. He's drawn walks in four of his last six plate appearances, though he's gone just 3-for-22 since June 12. Prior to Monday, Schmitt had walked just one time in his first 35 big-league games. Schmitt will likely continue competing for playing time on the left side of the infield, primarily challenging J.D. Davis and Brandon Crawford for their spots in the lineup. Schmitt owns a .262/.302/.377 slash line with two home runs, 21 RBI, 16 runs scored and two stolen bases through 139 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Back in lineup
Schmitt (arm) is starting at second base Wednesday against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Schmitt was held out of the Giants' lineup for the past two games after getting hit in the arm by a pitch Sunday, but he was able to hit in both games off the bench. He now rejoins the lineup and will bat ninth Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Remains out Tuesday
Schmitt (arm) will sit Tuesday versus the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Schmitt will miss a second consecutive contest after being hit in the arm by a pitch Sunday versus the Dodgers, but considering he was able to log two plate appearances in Monday's extra-inning win, the 24-year-old seems to be on the cusp of a return. Brandon Crawford will draw another start at shortstop and bat seventh against San Diego.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Unavailable Monday
Schmitt (arm) is not in the starting lineup Monday versus the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Schmitt exited Sunday's victory over the Dodgers early after he was hit by a pitch and will now be forced to miss at least one contest. The team got good news Sunday night when the 24-year-old's X-rays didn't reveal any structural damage, so he is considered day-to-day for the time being. Brandon Crawford will draw the start at shortstop and bat seventh in the series opener with San Diego on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: X-rays negative
Schmitt (arm) underwent X-rays that came back negative after exiting Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Schmitt was removed from Sunday's matchup shortly after being hit by a pitch on his right arm, but he doesn't appear to be dealing with any structural damage. He should tentatively be considered day-to-day ahead of Monday's series opener against the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Exits after HBP
Schmitt was removed from Sunday's game against the Dodgers in the bottom of the eighth inning due to an apparent right arm injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Schmitt was hit by a pitch on his right arm in the top of the eighth and initially stayed in the game to run the bases, but he was replaced defensively in the bottom half of the frame. Prior to his departure, he went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts. It's unclear whether he'll be available for Monday's series opener against the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Not starting Friday
Schmitt is not in the starting lineup versus the Dodgers on Friday.
Schmitt will take a seat after going just 1-for-11 over a series against the Cardinals. The rookie infielder will open the game on the bench with Brandon Crawford starting at shortstop and Wilmer Flores lined up at third base.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Casey Schmitt: Not in lineup Tuesday
Schmitt is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Cardinals.
Schmitt enjoyed a productive May, but he is batting just .138/.167/.241 in 30 plate appearances since the calendar flipped to June. Brandon Crawford will start at shortstop and bat ninth for the Giants on Tuesday in St. Louis.... See More ... See Less
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