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Giants' Luis Matos: Could see time in center
Matos may see time in center field until Austin Slater (elbow) is ready to play, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Previous projections had Matos as the everyday left fielder, but the addition of Jorge Soler at designated hitter will have a ripple effect with Michael Conforto needing an outfield spot on at least a platoon basis. Jung Hoo Lee still figures to get most of the time in center field, and it's possible Matos ends up functioning more like a fourth outfielder unless he wins a starting role out of camp. As long as Matos makes the team, he should be in the lineup regularly versus left-handed pitchers, though it's unclear how much manager Bob Melvin will rely on platoons to balance playing time in a deep outfield.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Favorite to start in left field
The Giants plan for Matos to be their starting left fielder this season, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Baggarly writes that San Francisco is content with a "semi-stable" outfield of Matos in left, Jung Hoo Lee in center and a platoon of Mike Yastrzemski and Austin Slater in right. That would leave Michael Conforto as the primary designated hitter against right-handers, with Wilmer Flores getting most of his starts versus lefties. Blake Sabol could also be a factor in left field against tougher righties. Matos posted a .661 OPS in 76 games in 2023, but he just turned 22 and slashed .331/.401/.543 between Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Not in Sunday's lineup
Matos is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Matos finds himself on the bench for the third time in the San Francisco's past four games while Tyler Fitzgerald receives another start in center field.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Sits again Friday
Matos remains out of the lineup Friday versus the Dodgers.
San Francisco will ride the hot hand with Tyler Fitzgerald, who is making a second straight start in center field after hitting a double and drawing a bases-loaded walk Thursday in his major-league debut. Matos has gone 3-for-20 with one walk and three strikeouts over his last seven games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Hits bench Thursday
Matos isn't in the Giants' lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Matos is just 1-for-11 across hist last four games, so the Giants will give him a day off Thursday to regroup. The newly-promoted Tyler Fitzgerald will make his major-league debut in center field and bat ninth while Matos rests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Not starting Tuesday
Matos isn't in the Giants' lineup Tuesday against Arizona, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Matos is slashing .344/.400/.406 since returning from Triple-A Sacramento on Sept. 6, and he'll take a seat to begin San Francisco's series with the D-backs. Mike Yastrzemski will shift to center field while Matos rests, allowing Mitch Haniger to start in left while batting sixth.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: On bench Sunday
Matos is out of the lineup Sunday versus the Rockies.
Matos had started in every game since Sept. 6. That was when he was summoned back to the big leagues, and he has gone 11-for-32 since while registering an .806 OPS.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Reaches base four times in win
Matos went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and a run scored in Friday's 9-8 win over the Rockies.
Matos has a pair of multi-hit efforts since he was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday. If he can keep hitting like that, he'll have no trouble holding down a regular role in center field. The 21-year-old outfielder is batting .266 with two home runs, 11 RBI, 22 runs scored and three stolen bases over 207 plate appearances in the majors this season. Matos has displayed solid plate discipline with a 13.0 percent strikeout rate and a 7.2 percent walk rate, which bodes well for his development down the line.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Summoned to big leagues
Matos was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
The Giants elected to keep Wade Meckler around last week when Mike Yastrzemski returned, but they've reversed course this week. Matos should receive fairly regular playing time, whether that comes in center field or in a corner spot with Yastrzemski moving back to center.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Sent back to minors
Matos was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Mike Yastrzemski is back from the injured list and it's Matos -- and not Wade Meckler -- losing his roster spot. The rookie outfielder has slashed .250/.311/.356 in his first 59 big-league contests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Garners third straight start
Matos will start in right field and bat ninth in Sunday's game against Atlanta, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
He'll nab his third consecutive start after going 2-for-5 with a double between the first two contests of the series. With all of Michael Conforto (hamstring), Mike Yastrzemski (hamstring), Mitch Haniger (forearm) and AJ Pollock (oblique) stuck on the injured list, Matos could get a chance to play on a near-everyday basis in the Giants outfield.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Homers in return to majors
Matos went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
Matos, who was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Sunday's contest, opened the scoring in the second inning with a 425-foot blast off of Max Fried. It's Matos' second homer with the Giants this season after hitting 10 in the minors. Overall, the rookie outfielder is slashing .245/.309/.337 with 18 runs scored, 10 RBI and three steals across 180 major-league plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Recalled, starting Sunday
Matos was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento and is starting in left field and batting seventh Sunday in Atlanta.
The 21-year-old was sent to Sacramento on Monday but will quickly rejoin the big club with Brandon Crawford (forearm) landing on the injured list. Matos has a .241/.306/.316 slash line in his first 50 major-league games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Optioned to Triple-A
The Giants optioned Matos to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Matos had gone 4-for-27 (.148) over his last 10 games and is slashing just .241/.306/.316 in 175 total plate appearances this season at the major-league level. Wade Meckler is getting the call to San Francisco in a corresponding roster move.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Sitting Sunday
Matos isn't in the Giants' lineup Sunday against the Rangers.
Matos is slashing just .167/.219/.200 since the start of August and will get a day off to regroup Sunday. Heliot Ramos will fill in as the Giants' center fielder and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: SIts down Tuesday
Matos isn't in the Giants' lineup Tuesday against the Angels, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Matos is just 2-for-19 since the start of August, so a day off Tuesday will give him a chance to regroup. AJ Pollock will take Matos' usual place in center field and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Luis Matos: Posts steal in win
Matos went 2-for-4 with one RBI, a stolen base and one run scored in Friday's 6-4 win over the Pirates.
Matos is hitting .391 over eight games in July. The steal was his first since June 21, and he's gone 13 games without a home run. The rookie outfielder is slashing .263/.333/.342 with a homer, three steals, five RBI and 12 runs scored across 85 plate appearances while seeing a majority of the playing time in center field since his promotion to the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-11, 160 lbs
|Birthplace: Valera, Venezuela
|Bats/Throws: R, R