On the heels of the Jake Peavy trade, it sound like the Giants are bringing up Andrew Susac to replace Hector Sanchez.
I’m told that Susac is on way to the ball park as call up…great young man..northern Cal..OSU..go to my page @KNBR for his recent interview
— marty lurie (@baseballmarty) July 26, 2014
Sanchez suffered a “mild concussion” last night when a foul ball connected loudly with his mask, and Bruce Bochy said last night that Sanchez could be out for a while. Susac wasn’t on the 40-man roster yesterday, but today’s trade that sent Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree to the Red Sox opened up a spot.
Susac’s numbers have been quite consistent over three minor league seasons, and this year he’s hitting .268/.379/.451 with 10 home runs. He’s always had a strong bat and arm (he’s thrown out 36% of potential base stealers this year); the question is whether he can handle a pitching staff, call games, that sort of thing.
The Giants probably wanted Susac to get another month and a half in Fresno before joining the team as a September call-up, and now they’ll depend on their 24-year-old former second round pick to spell Buster Posey.