Giants prospect Galindo gets back on field

Giants prospect Galindo gets back on field

Giants prospect Galindo gets back on field
Giants outfield prospect Jesus Galindo is off the disabled list, back with Class A Augusta and hopeful that the hamstring issue that kept him in extended spring training at the start of the season is behind him.

Galindo, ranked No. 13 in San Francisco's Minor League system, led the Northwest League in runs scored and stolen bases in his U.S. debut last year. He was also named a Northwest League postseason All-Star.

"Galindo didn't get a lot of playing time in Arizona but that was because we were just trying to get to a point where he can help us in Augusta," said Bobby Evans, San Francisco's vice president of baseball operations. "He is going to play himself into baseball shape and the good news is that he is healthy."

Galindo, 21, joined the Class A GreenJackets on Monday.

"He has tools as a young player and he has ability," Evans said. "He will face challenges with the quality of pitching in Augusta but age is a factor. We need to get him out into the system and he needs to climb."

Galindo is not the only notable player on MLB.com's top prospects list making his way back. Oakland shortstop prospect Yordy Cabrera, ranked No. 8 in the organization, has recovered from a back problem and made his debut with Stockton. Atlanta catching prospect Christian Bethancourt, ranked No. 4 in the organization, returned from the disabled list and had four hits in his first 11 at-bats in Double-A.

Other players have not been as fortunate.

Yankees left-hander Manny Banuelos, the top-ranked prospect in the organization, is on the disabled list for a second time this season with a sore left elbow. Milwaukee left-hander Jed Bradley, the No. 2-ranked prospect in the organization, is on the disabled list with a groin strain and right-hander Carlos Martinez, ranked No. 2 among Cardinals prospects, is on the shelf with mild shoulder tendinitis.