Giants right? Anthony DeSclafanic will be out for the rest of the season. He was placed on the injured list on June 28 for what was then assessed as a right ankle infection.
He has now been determined to require surgery to “place the peroneal tendon in his right ankle,” according to MLB.com’s Maria I. Guardado (via Twitter† The recovery time is expected to be four to five months. As his surgery is scheduled for July 12, he will not return to the mound this season.
DeSclafani appeared to be in a contract year to prove last season. He made 31 starts for the Giants, registered 167 2/3 innings and threw to a 3.17 ERA/3.62 FIP with career best strikeout and walk.
The 32-year-old is in the first year of a $36 million three-year deal he signed last winter. Both sides certainly hoped for more than five starts and the 9.95 ERA that DeSclafani currently holds. Of course those five starts (19 innings) don’t mean much in the grand scheme of things. Still, an FIP of 4.86 certainly offers a dash of promise for team and player to dream of as they look to 2023.
The Giants survived without DeSclafani thanks to a strong front four of Logan Webb† Carlos Rodon† Alex Woodand Alex Cobb† Jakob Junis and Sammy Long have been the main stand-ins for DeSclafani so far, with seven and five starts, respectively. Both have performed well. Still, as the year progresses, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if the Giants were scrambling to add reinforcements from outside the organization.