Nunez has MRI on hamstring; Crick called up from Triple-A
By Jaylon Thompson
ATLANTA -- The Giants have reportedly signed 2017 first-round pick Heliot Ramos to a $3,101,700 full-slot deal, a source told MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo on Tuesday afternoon. The club has not officially confirmed the Draft signings.
Ramos was considered the top prospect from Puerto Rico in the Draft, and he has some power potential. The team also reportedly signed second-rounder Jacob Gonzalez, third-rounder Seth Corry, fifth-rounder Jason Bahr and seventh-rounder Logan Harasta, sources told Mayo and MLBPipeline.com reporter Jim Callis.
Gonzalez, son of former MLB player Luis Gonzalez, reportedly signed for $950,000, and Corry reportedly signed for $1 million. Bahr signed for $250,000, and Harasta signed for $140,000.
Nunez has MRI on left hamstring
The Giants have remained cautious with third baseman Eduardo Nunez as he deals with a left hamstring injury. He got an MRI on Tuesday after feeling some tightness in his hamstring following Monday's game against the Braves.
"He has been dealing with it this past week, and he had to miss a couple games in Colorado," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "My guess is a day or two and he will be back, but I can answer it better when we get the results."
Nunez was not in the lineup on Tuesday, as Kelby Tomlinson replaced him at third base. Nunez is considered day-to-day.
Nunez re-aggravated the injury in the first inning on Monday after sliding awkwardly into first base. Bochy said the hamstring might've bothered him throughout the game.
"He felt it a little bit then, and I am sure he felt it everywhere playing defense or even swinging the bat," Bochy said.
Nunez has been a bright spot for the Giants this season. He is hitting .299 with four homers and 25 RBIs in 64 games. He has also reached base in 30 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the Majors.
The Giants made a move to bolster their bullpen following a seven-run outburst in the eighth inning Monday night against the Braves. The team recalled reliever Kyle Crick from Triple-A Sacramento, and he'll make his Major League debut. Derek Law was sent down to Triple-A to make room for Crick.
"It's everything you can imagine, and it's a dream come true," Crick said. "I don't know if it has come full circle and hit me just yet, but it is starting to in the clubhouse."
Crick had a 2.76 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 24 appearances for Triple-A Sacramento. He has some late-inning ability, as he racked up six saves this season. He will primarily serve as a middle reliever in the Giants' bullpen.
Law heads down to work on his command. He allowed four earned runs on Monday night against the Braves. The Giants want him to get his confidence back before returning to the bullpen.
Jaylon Thompson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Atlanta. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.