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Giants' LaMonte Wade: Optioned to Triple-A

Wade was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. Wade had been finding himself in the lineup on a regular basis, starting five straight games in left field. He was hitting well, too, posting a .265/.344/.470 slash line through 94 plate appearances on the year. He'll head to the minors for now, with Alex Dickerson returning from a back injury to take his spot in left field, but he's seemingly earned the chance to return soon whenever the Giants next need another outfielder.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Stuffs stat sheet

Wade went 2-for-6 with a solo home run, a stolen base and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 13-7 win over Arizona. The outfielder has homered four times in the last 14 games, which accounts for all of his long balls this year. Wade is slashing .273/.360/.470 with seven RBI, 10 runs scored and two stolen bases across 76 plate appearances. He's hit well enough to earn playing time in a crowded San Francisco outfield. Wade will likely draw starts against right-handers in one of the corner outfield positions, and he often hits leadoff when in the lineup.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Back on bench Tuesday

Wade is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports. Wade is unlikely to see many starts against southpaws, so his absence from Tuesday's lineup comes as no surprise with San Francisco facing lefty Alex Young. He should continue to see semi-consistent starts against righties, though Mike Yastrzemski's recent return from the injured list could lead to fewer at-bats for Wade going forward.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Three singles in win

Wade went 3-for-5 in Tuesday's 9-4 win over Texas. All three of his hits were singles. Wade hit safely in seven of nine games while Brandon Belt was out with an oblique injury. Now that Belt is back, Wade is likely to play in the outfield mostly -- he started in right field Tuesday. The 27-year-old is slashing .310/.408/.548 with three home runs, five RBI, six runs scored and a stolen base across 49 plate appearances. He'll compete for extra time in the outfield while Mike Yastrzemski (thumb) is out.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Slams leadoff homer

Wade went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Cubs. Wade led the game off with a home run off Johnny Cueto Sunday. He added two walks in the game. The 27-year-old has three long balls in his last six games. He is slashing .270/.386/.541 with five RBI and six runs in 14 games since being called up to replace Darin Ruf (hamstring).

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Goes yard in win

Wade went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-1 win over the Angels. Wade has recorded a hit in all four games since he was recalled to fill in for Darin Ruf (hamstring). The 27-year-old Wade has produced a homer, two RBI, four runs scored and a stolen base through nine games this season. While he's been solid at the plate, the lefty hitter is likely to platoon with the right-handed Wilmer Flores at first base.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Pair of runs Friday

Wade went 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI single and two runs scored in Friday's 8-5 extra-inning win over the Dodgers. He was also hit by a pitch. The 27-year-old's only hit of the contest was timely, as he knocked in Steven Duggar in the 10th inning to restore San Francisco's lead. Wade made the start at first base and hit leadoff. San Francisco's first-base depth is thin with Brandon Belt (oblique) and Darin Ruf (hamstring) both on the injured list, although Wilmer Flores (hamstring) is expected back this weekend. Wade will likely serve in a bench role while on the major-league roster.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Sent to Triple-A

Wade was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The 27-year-old was reinstated from the injured list Thursday but will head to Triple-A with Alex Dickerson (shoulder) rejoining the active roster Sunday. Wade is 3-for-12 with a double and a walk in five big-league appearances this season.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Reinstated, starting

Wade (oblique) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Maria I. Guardado of reports. Wade spent a week with Triple-A Sacramento on a rehab assignment but will be able to return to action after missing nearly a month with a left oblique strain. He's starting in left field and batting seventh in Thursday's game against the Pirates.
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Giants' LaMonte Wade: Working way back

Wade (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. Wade was placed on the injured list on April 14 with a left oblique strain. There have been little to no details regarding his condition since, though he will now progress to minor-league game action. Give that he is eligible to return from the injured list as soon as he is healthy, Wade could be activated in the coming days.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Placed on 10-day injured list

Wade was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports. Wade was recalled by the Giants on Sunday and went 2-for-6 with a double, one walk and two strikeouts in three games. However, he's now dealing with a left oblique issue that will force him to miss time. According to Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News, manager Gabe Kapler said that Wade will likely need at least two weeks to recover from the injury, so the outfielder should be on the shelf for slightly longer than the minimum amount of time. Steven Duggar was recalled from the alternate training site and should serve as outfield depth while Wade is sidelined.
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SF Giants option LaMonte Wade, reassign veteran starters

According to a Tweet by Bay Area News Group SF Giants beat writer Kerry Crowley, the team optioned outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr to the minor leagues on Sunday. Wade, also capable of playing first base, was acquired from the Minnesota Twins for Shaun Anderson last month. Per Crowley, the organization also reassigned veteran pitchers Scott Kazmir and Shun Yamaguchi to minor-league camp.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Optioned to Triple-A

Wade was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. The 27-year-old was acquired from the Twins in early February but won't open the season in the majors. Wade had 113 plate appearances for Minnesota over the past two seasons but has struggled with a .211/.336/.347 slash line. His demotion likely clears the way for Darin Ruf to make the Opening Day roster as a reserve first baseman/corner outfielder.

Giants' LaMonte Wade: Potential platoon option

Wade could potentially platoon with Mauricio Dubon in center field this season, Maria Guardado of reports. The Giants have a crowded mix of platoon-caliber options up and down their roster, but Wade has a shot of factoring into that group and may end up with the majority of starts if he does indeed win a platoon job, as he's a left-handed hitter. He'll have to prove he can handle center for that to happen, however, and he might also need to hit better than he's hit through his first 42 big-league games. His 13.3 percent walk rate is strong, especially when combined with a low 15.9 percent strikeout rate, but his overall .211/.336/.347 slash line is nothing to get excited about.

Giants want to find out more about LaMonte Wade quickly

SCOTTSDALE — The Giants love LaMonte Wade Jr.’s plate approach. A better understanding of his defensive game will come with time, but they also must love how he views his versatility. “Honestly I feel comfortable in all three,” Wade said about the outfield spots on Wednesday. “From a defensive standpoint,...

Twins trade LaMonte Wade to Giants for Shaun Anderson

The Minnesota Twins traded outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday for right-hander Shaun Anderson. Wade appeared in 42 games with Minnesota over the last two seasons, hitting .211/.336/.347 with two home runs and 18 strikeouts across 113 plate appearances. The 27-year-old played all three outfield positions in addition to seeing time at first base.