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San Francisco Giants option Meckler, make other roster moves

Mar 15, 2024, 8:50 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 14: Wade Meckler #53 of the San Francisco Giants bats against th...

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With Opening Day less than two weeks away, teams around Major League Baseball are beginning to trim down their Spring Training rosters.

According to NBC Sports’ Alex Pavlovic, the San Francisco Giants have optioned rookie centerfielder Wade Meckler to AAA Sacramento. The 23-year-old has hit well this spring (.423 average, 9 RBI), but the Giants’ logjam in the outfield has pushed the prospect out of the Opening Day conversation.

San Francisco currently has a surplus of outfield talent, with Mike Yastrzemski, LaMonte Wade Jr., Michael Conforto, Jung Hoo-Lee, Luis Matos, Austin Slater, Heliot Ramos, and Meckler all in the mix for playing time this season.

Meckler, who hit .232 over 20 games with the Giants last season, will get everyday reps with the Sacramento River Cats along with Ramos, as both players will be first in line if San Francisco gets bit by the injury bug.

Along with Meckler, the Giants have also reassigned veteran outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo to minor league camp, along with infielder Donovan Walton, left-handed pitcher (SF’s number-three prospect) Carson Whisehunt, and right-handed pitcher Tommy Romero.

Projected 2024 San Francisco Giants Opening Day Roster

Projections per FanGraphs’ Roster Resource

Starting Lineup

CF – Jung Hoo Lee (L)

2B – Thairo Estrada (R)

1B – LaMonte Wade Jr. (L)

DH – Jorge Soler (R)

LF – Michael Conforto (L)

3B – Matt Chapman (R)

RF – Mike Yastrzemski (L)

C – Patrick Bailey (S)

SS – Nick Ahmed (R)*

*non-roster invitee

Bench

C – Tom Murphy (R)

INF – Wilmer Flores (R)

OF – Austin Slater (R)

OF – Luis Matos

Starting Rotation

Logan Webb – (R)

Kyle Harrison – (L)

Jordan Hicks (R)

Keaton Winn (R)

Mason Black – (R)*

Bullpen

Daulton Jeffries (R)*

Spencer Howard (R)*

Erik Miller – (L)

Ethan Small – (L)

Ryan Walker – (R)

Luke Jackson (R)

Taylor Rodgers (L)

Tyler Rodgers (R)

Camilo Doval (R)

*non-roster invitee for Spring Training

SF Giants Schedule

Regular Season

  • Thursday, March 28th-Sunday, March 31st – @ San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 1st-Wednesday, April 3rd – @ Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Friday, April 5th-Sunday, April 7th – vs. San Diego Padres
  • Monday, April 8th-Wednesday, April 10th – vs. Washington Nationals
  • Friday, April 12-Sunday, April 14th – @ Tampa Bay Rays

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