Kontos will rejoin Giants bullpen in San Diego

Kontos will rejoin Giants bullpen in San Diego

PHOENIX -- The Giants have decided to wait until Tuesday, when they open a three-game series in San Diego, to reactivate right-handed reliever George Kontos, manager Bruce Bochy said on Sunday.

Kontos rejoined the team on Saturday after pitching in back-to-back games for Triple-A Sacramento the last two days. He's been on the disabled list since April 19 with a flexor strain on the inner side of his right elbow.

"We're going to wait," Bochy said before his club closed a four-game series vs. the D-backs at Chase Field. "The reason he went on the DL was that elbow thing. So if you pitch him today, that's three out of four days. This gives him three days off, and he'll be ready to go on Tuesday."

Sergio Romo, whose been on the DL since April 15 with a similar injury, will also rejoin the team in San Diego to continue his rehab but he will not be activated, Bochy said. Romo left the team on Saturday to attend the funeral of his grandfather. There's no timetable for his return from the DL.

Kontos made four relief appearances during his rehab assignment with the River Cats, including two-thirds of inning on Thursday night and an inning on Friday, both against Reno, the D-backs' top farm club. He allowed a run on five hits in 3 2/3 innings, walking none and striking out two in his four appearances.

Meanwhile, catcher Andrew Susac has been at the Giants training facility in nearby Scottsdale, recovering from a recurrence of tendinitis in the right wrist he suffered during Spring Training 2015.

Susac began the season in Sacramento and went on the seven-day Triple-A DL on April 29.

Bochy said he expects Susac to return to Sacramento shortly.

Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.