After a quick turnaround in Triple-A, it appears the San Francisco Giants are bringing Luis Gonzalez back up to the majors.
San Francisco Giants outfielder Luis Gonzalez was a late scratch with Triple-A Sacramento and was seen clearing out his locker late Thursday night, a strong indication that he is being promoted back to the majors, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Luis Gonzalez had been producing for the San Francisco Giants
Gonzalez, 26, was shockingly optioned to Triple-A earlier this week. In 21 games, he was hitting .349/.397/.492 with two home runs and 15 RBI and had emerged as the Giants’ best outfielder. But with Tommy La Stella coming off the Injured List, and Gonzalez having minor-league options available, he was sent down in a decision that manager Gabe Kapler called “one of the most challenging discussions” he’s had as a manager.
It’s not something that Kapler or the Giants are unfamiliar with, though, as they made a similar decision last year to option the scorching-hot Lamonte Wade Jr. to Triple-A. Wade was called up less than a week later — and all signs point to Gonzalez’s stint being just as short.