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Stuart Fairchild starting in center field as Austin Slater joins expanding injured list

Some teams consider in-season acquisitions as an extension of the offseason, but the Giants and Mariners have made May look like the winter meetings. Jerry Dipoto and Farhan Zaidi’s congenial relationship led to four trades in a three-week span between the clubs, including the most recent one that sent outfielder Stuart Fairchild to San Francisco. Fairchild, a 26-year-old outfielder, will start Monday’s series opener against the Mets.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Placed on injured list

Slater was placed on the 10-day injured list due to left wrist inflammation Monday, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports. Slater was removed with the injury from Sunday's game against the Mets and will now miss at least the next 10 days. Though no formal timetable was announced, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that a minimum stay on the shelf is realistic. Stuart Fairchild was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and is starting in center field and hitting ninth Monday. Prior to the injury, Slater had hit .250/.388/.391 across 80 plate appearances.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Exits with left wrist discomfort

Slater was removed from Sunday's game against the Padres due to left wrist discomfort, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Slater went 0-for-2 with a strikeout to begin Sunday's matchup, but he experienced wrist discomfort after his second at-bat and was removed from the game. The 29-year-old will likely be evaluated ahead of Monday's series opener against the Mets and should be considered day-to-day for now.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Heads to bench

Slater isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Rockies, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Slater has not started against a right-handed pitcher since April 30, but he has appeared off the bench in the majority of games this month, hitting .313/.560/.438 with zero home runs and zero steals in 10 games over that stretch. He only started three of those 10 games, but he is a great bet to appear as a pinch hitter against left-handed pitchers even when doesn't start.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Reaches base three times

Slater (knee) went 2-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Dodgers. Slater missed one game with the knee injury. He's gone 9-for-22 (.409) over his last nine contests, though his everyday role in the lineup is likely close to ending with Mike Yastrzemski (illness) and Joc Pederson (groin) nearing returns. Slater owns a .268/.362/.439 slash line with two home runs, two stolen bases, nine RBI and eight runs scored through 47 plate appearances.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Starting Tuesday

Slater (knee) is starting in right field and batting leadoff Tuesday against the Dodgers, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Slater left Saturday's game with a bruised right knee and was out of the lineup Sunday, though he may have been on the bench regardless of the injury with righty Josiah Gray on the mound for Washington. Southpaw Julio Urias is starting Tuesday for the Dodgers, so Slater will rejoin the lineup and hit atop the order.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Exits with injury

Slater left Saturday's victory over the Giants with a right knee contusion, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Slater started Saturday's game despite running into the wall in Friday's contest, but he was unable to finish the contest. He could return to action Sunday, but the Giants may opt to give him a rest with no game on the schedule the following day.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Steals base Wednesday

Slater went 0-for-2 with a stolen base in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Athletics. Slater got aboard on a fielder's choice in the eighth inning and stole second, giving the Giants just their third runner in scoring position. They weren't able to cash in. Slater replaced Joc Pederson (groin), and the former could see a bump in playing time if the latter remains out Friday versus the Nationals. Slater is slashing .219/.306/.438 with two home runs, nine RBI, six runs scored and two steals in 36 plate appearances.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Cranks three-run homer

Slater went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 8-2 win over Oakland. Slater entered the game for Joc Pederson in the fifth inning and smashed a three-run shot off Oakland reliever Jacob Lemoine to extend the score to its eventual 8-2 final. The 29-year-old is on the weak side of a platoon and doesn't have a clear path to substantial playing time.
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Giants' Austin Slater: Not starting Monday

Slater isn't starting Monday's game against the Brewers. Although Mike Yastrzemski (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Slater will be out of the lineup for a third straight game with right-hander Corbin Burnes on the mound for Milwaukee. Darin Ruf, Luis Gonzalez and Joc Pederson will start in the outfield from left to right.
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Austin Slater sparks big inning as Giants rout Nationals

Austin Slater hit a three-run homer during a seven-run second inning as the San Francisco Giants opened a three-game road series against the Washington Nationals with a 7-1 victory on Friday. Brandon Crawford had three hits and three RBIs for San Francisco, which bounced back after losing three of four...
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