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SAN DIEGO -- Well, here it is. The transaction that sums up the 2015 Giants.
Concussion symptoms? Check. It's Ehire Adrianza this time.
Oblique strain? Check. It's Juan Perez this time.
Former Giant getting called up? Check. It's Kevin Frandsen this time.
The 33-year-old Frandsen is on his way to San Diego because Adrianza took a liner to the face in his first ever game at first base and felt dizzy last night and today. He is getting checked for a concussion, joining the already-concussed Brandon Belt (who sees a specialist Thursday), Gregor Blanco and Nori Aoki.
"I don't have words to kind of describe what's happening with these concussions," manager Bruce Bochy said.
Bochy said he can't remember a player getting concussed when he played, but of course a lot of that has to do with awareness.
"The awareness (back then) is not what we have today," Bochy said. "I can remember getting foul tips and never feeling like I had a concussion. I know you guys (reporters) would beg to differ."
We've seen this in football and hockey and now we're seeing it in Major League Baseball, and you figure more guys will get held out in the future. It's part of the game now -- with a 7-day concussion DL -- and that's a good thing given that we're talking about brain injuries here. But for the 2015 Giants, this seemingly endless stream has put them in a tough spot. Bochy isn't sure what Frandsen has been doing since the Triple-A season, but he may end up putting him at first base on Thursday if Buster Posey catches Madison Bumgarner.
Frandsen has played 53 games at first base in his career and can also play second, short, third and the outfield. That versatility brought him back to the organization that drafted him in 2004, but after Frandsen put up a .694 OPS for the River Cats this season, he didn't get the September call.
"I'm sure he was disappointed probably that he wasn't one of the original call-ups," Bochy said. "Better late then never."
The Giants aren't sure when they'll get Adrianza back. As for Perez, his season is officially over. It's a left oblique strain for the reserve outfielder.
--- Buster Posey spent a day at Yogi Berra's museum a couple years ago. Here's some of what he said about the legend, who passed away Tuesday.
"He was one of those people who for me, you're instantly comfortable around. He made you feel like you'd known him for a while. It's hard to explain ... Just the sheer stats he accumulated over the course of his career are remarkable. It's incredible, I don't know any other way to explain it ... The short time I got to spend with him, there was not a hint of arrogance. He's just a special person ... I don't think there's any chance (his accomplishments) will be matched by anyone."
It was pointed out to Posey that he can win a title every other year for 14 more seasons and match Berra.
"I'd be 42? That's going to be tough, that's almost Affeldt's age," he cracked.
Bochy said he played 18 holes with Berra years ago.
"Just a beautiful man," he said. "With all he accomplished in his career, it's really amazing the number of championships and pennants he was a part of, yet he was so humble."