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Giants move Kevin Gausman to IL, but likely not for long

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Giants placed Kevin Gausman on the injured list, but it does not seem as if it will be a long stay.

Gausman has been moved to what is believed to be the COVID-19 IL after receiving the vaccine and experiencing some lingering effects, the Giants said. The club hopes he’ll be back to normal in the next day or two.

About two weeks ago, Logan Webb and Jake McGee were temporarily on the COVID-19 IL, and both were activated within days. Gausman, who pitched Sunday, would not be called upon until this weekend, so it’s still feasible he makes his next scheduled start.

Catcher Joey Bart, who was on the taxi squad, took Gausman’s place on the active roster for Tuesday’s doubleheader in Colorado. Bart will be valuable for a team that has two catchers and 14 innings to take down Tuesday. Buster Posey is catching Aaron Sanchez in Game 1, and it’s expected Curt Casali will take Game 2. If something happens to either, Bart, the top prospect who debuted last year, could slide in.


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