Giants’ Bailey placed on 7-day concussion IL; Meckler optioned originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area
The Giants have placed Patrick Bailey on the 7-day concussion injured list a day after the rookie catcher left Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs in the seventh inning following a collision at home plate.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler told reporters after Tuesday’s game that Bailey had a “potential concussion,” and tests confirmed the prognosis Wednesday.
The Giants also optioned outfielder Wade Meckler to Triple-A Sacramento. In corresponding moves, catcher Joey Bart and outfielder Luis Matos were recalled from Sacramento.
Bailey, who entered the game at Wrigley Field in the top of the seventh inning as a pinch hitter, sustained the injury in the Cubs’ six-run bottom half of the inning when Nick Madrigal hit a ground ball to Casey Schmitt. The third baseman threw home and Jeimer Candelario collided with Bailey, though he didn’t immediately leave the game.
Kapler pinch hit for Bailey in the ninth inning.
The injury puts a hold on Bailey’s strong rookie season, as he is hitting .248/.304/.390 with 17 doubles, seven homers and 45 RBI.
Meckler has struggled since his surprising call-up from Triple-A, as he has hit .232/.328/.250 with one double, four RBI and 25 strikeouts.
Bart returns to the big leagues after spending the last three months in Sacramento, while Matos is back after a week with the River Cats.