Brandon Crawford says he will be active for SF Giants’ final game
Sep 29, 2023, 9:00 AM
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13 seasons. Four Gold Glove Awards. Three All-Star appearances. Two World Series championships.
Brandon Crawford’s impressive San Francisco Giants career could come to an end on Sunday, and the shortstop plans on being activated from the 10-day injured list to take the field one last time at Oracle Park.
“I’m playing Sunday,” Crawford told the San Francisco Chronicle this week when asked about the possibility of being activated for Sunday’s regular-season finale.
Crawford, who has been on the injured list since September 21st due to a right hamstring strain, has been working his way back to ensure that he can suit up for San Francisco’s final game of the season on Sunday.
“The goal is to play defense Sunday. I want to feel good enough to play defense,” Crawford said of his plans for what could be his final game in a Giants uniform. “I’m not going to go out there and risk tearing something if it feels terrible. It’s been feeling good, progressing the right way.”
😭I hope the stadium is filled on October 1st https://t.co/DoZE2AupIi
— Lynn Crawford (@MamaCraw35) September 22, 2023
While the 36-year-old has not announced his intentions for next season and beyond, Crawford’s mother, Lynn, took to social media last week and shared her hopes for a packed house in what could be her son’s final game in the orange and black.
Crawford, a Bay Area native who grew up watching the San Francisco Giants play games at Candlestick Park, could be closing out an incredible chapter of baseball for a franchise that won three championships from 2010 through 2014.
After being called up in 2011, Crawford became an integral piece of a Giants roster that featured Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison Bumgarner, and Brian Wilson.
The longtime shortstop is finishing his 13th season on a sour note, having logged four stints on the injured list and playing in just 92 games while batting .197 over 279 at-bats.
Crawford, who is in the final year of his two-year, $30 million contract, is expecting Sunday’s atmosphere to be emotional in what could be his farewell to Giants fans.
“There will be some emotions, for sure,” he said.
Highlighting Brandon Crawford’s SF Giants career
- 4x Gold Glove Award winner
- 3x MLB All-Star
- 2x World Series champion
- Silver Slugger Award (2015)
- .250 BA
- 146 HR
- 744 RBI
- 1,392 hits
- Most games played at SS in franchise history
Upcoming San Francisco Giants Schedule
- Friday, September 29th-Sunday, October 1st – vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
End of MLB regular season
MLB Playoffs Schedule
- Wild Card Round – October 3rd-5th
- Division Series – October 7th-14th
- Championship Series – October 15th-24th
- World Series – October 27th-November 4th