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Giants to call up power-hitting third baseman [report]


© Gregory Fisher | 2018 Jul 11


A power surge may be arriving in San Francisco on Sunday. According to multiple reports, the Giants are calling up slugging third-base prospect Zach Green. Green, 25, a Sacramento native, has launched 23 home runs with the River Cats this season, while posting a ridiculous OPS of 1.099 in 264 plate appearances.

Green was acquired this offseason on a minor-league contract after the Phillies elected not to re-sign him. He was originally a third-round pick by Philadelphia in 2012. Green posted a slash line of .281/.356/.532 with 20 home runs while splitting time between Double and Triple-A last season.

A right-handed third baseman also capable of playing first base, Green didn’t have a path to the majors this season with Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria as well established pieces on the corners. Longoria’s plantar fasciitis has changed that. As has club’s reported desire not to have Pablo Sandoval in an everyday role at third. Donovan Solano is also an option to play the hot corner.

It is possible that Green makes his MLB debut on Sunday along with starting pitcher Conner Menez. The two could help make their debuts memorable by leading the Giants to a series win over the Mets. San Francisco currently sits 2.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot.

 

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