NL West Comments: Estrada, Blackmon, Dodgers, Peralta, Ohtani

giants infielder Thairo Estrada will likely be placed on the seven-day concussion list after being hit in the head by a Mark Leiter Jr. throw in last night’s game. Estrada was able to leave the field on his own, after initially spending time on the ground and being evaluated by the team’s medical staff. Estrada has batted over 342 at bats this season with .262/.316/.406, a step behind his solid 2021 numbers, but still good for an above-average 106 wRC+.

Between this respectable bat and his defensive versatility, Estrada was a valuable member of the San Francisco roster, but his likely absence will leave the Giants quite thin at shortstop. Of Brandon Crawford on the 10-day IL and yet to start a drug addiction treatment, Jason Vosler is the only player on the active roster with a shortstop this season. It seems likely that one of Isan Diaz or Donovan Walton will have to be called up from Triple-A to fill that void unless the Giants make another move before the trade deadline. Since the Giants could be sellers at the deadline, Estrada’s injury likely means he will remain in San Francisco after August 2, though his team check through the 2026 season already made him one of the Giants players to slow down. moved.

More from all over NL West…

  • Rockies GM Bill Schmidt told reporters (including Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post) that the club has not received any trade inquiries about Charlie Blackmon, though it doesn’t look like Blackmon would relinquish his 10-and-5 rights to allow a deal anyway. Blackmon has spent his entire professional career in the Colorado organization and “I think it would be much more satisfying for me to be successful with the Rockies than to do it anywhere else, after what I’ve been through and the efforts of both sides.” Blackmon said last October that he plans to exercise his 2023 player option (worth at least $10 million) and hinted to Saunders and other reporters that his perspective hadn’t changed.
  • for the diamond backs traded David Peralta to the Rays yesterday, The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya reports that the evaders was interested in the services of Peralta. Of Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy Struggling all season, the Dodgers could use a little more help from the left side of the plate, and the team has the flexibility to explore options ranging from platoon options to superstars like John Soto. As for Peralta, it may be that the D’Backs preferred the Rays’ offer over whatever the Dodgers were willing to give up, or maybe Arizona wanted more in exchange for moving Peralta to a divisional rival.
  • Speaking of large left-handed bats, “the” evaders htried to join the angels“about a possible” Shohei Ohtani trade, Jon Morosi. from MLB Network tweets. The Angels are reportedly at least listening to other teams’ offers for Ohtani, even though Anaheim’s asking price is said to be huge, and a trade seems quite unlikely. Morosi’s specific wording implies that the Angels were unwilling to actually engage in conversation with the Dodgers, which is perhaps unsurprising — as Morosi points out, “meveryone in the industry is skeptical that Ohtani would be shared with the geographic rival of the Angels.”

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