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Giants' David Villar: Heads back to Triple-A
The Giants optioned Villar to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Villar will head back to Triple-A after being called up July 19, having gone hitless across 11 at-bats with a run scored, a walk and seven strikeouts in limited action following his promotion. Top prospect Marco Luciano was called up from Sacramento and will likely make his major-league debut Wednesday versus the Athletics.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Recalled from Sacramento
San Francisco recalled Villar from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.
Villar will provide infield depth for the Giants as Brandon Crawford recovers from a bout of left knee inflammation. The 26-year-old holds a brutal .159/.244/.345 batting line in 40 games (127 plate appearances) this season at the MLB level.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Optioned to Triple-A
Villar was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Villar opened the 2023 campaign as a fixture in the Giants' lineup, but he's now been demoted to the minors for the second time this season. Alex Cobb (oblique) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move and will start Friday against the Mets.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Late add to lineup
Villar will play first base and hit ninth versus the Padres on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Villar is a late addition to the lineup after LaMonte Wade was scratched with tightness in his side. Villar has not had much success thus far in 2023 with a .154 average and .585 OPS over 104 at-bats across 37 games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Removed from Triple-A game
Villar was removed from the lineup by Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday in the fourth inning, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com.
Villar's removal is all but assuredly related to J.D. Davis (undisclosed) exiting with an injury against the Cardinals on Tuesday. The infielder would likely serve in a utility role if and when he receives a promotion come Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Returns to majors
The Giants recalled Villar from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday. He'll start at third base and bat eighth in the Giants' series finale in St. Louis, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Villar will return to the major-league roster after being sent down May 30. The 26-year-old has struggled to a .135 average with four home runs, 11 RBI, 10 runs scored and a stolen base in 32 games with the Giants this season. With J.D. Davis (ankle) potentially set for a stint on the injured list, Villar could get another look as a regular in the San Francisco lineup.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Optioned to Triple-A
The Giants optioned Villar to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Just three days after being recalled by the Giants, Villar will head back to Sacramento. Villar holds a .514 OPS through 108 plate appearances in the majors this season, but has been solid in the minors with a .900 OPS. If Villar can maintain a high level of output at the plate in Triple-A, he could be back with the Giants relatively soon. Luke Jackson (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday in a corresponding move.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Rejoins big-league team
Villar was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.
Thairo Estrada was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left wrist sprain, opening the door for Villar to return after a couple weeks in the minors. Villar struggled to the tune of a .148/.240/.318 line in his prior stint with the Giants this season, fanning in exactly one-third of his plate appearances. He figures to serve primarily as a bench piece with perhaps occasional starts against left-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Heads back to minors
San Francisco optioned Villar to Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Villar hadn't seen consistent playing time thus far in May, and his outlook wasn't going to improve after Brandon Crawford (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Sunday. As a result, the Giants elected to send Villar back to Triple-A so he can receive everyday at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: On bench again
Villar is on the bench Wednesday versus the Nationals, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Villar has now been out of the lineup for eight of the last 11 games, as he seems to have lost a hold on a regular role following a .570 OPS in his first 28 contests. With Brandon Crawford (calf) due back soon, Villar's roster spot might be in jeopardy.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: On bench for second straight
Villar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.
Villar is sitting against a right-handed starting pitcher (Yu Darvish) for the second straight day and appears to have ceded primary duties at third base to J.D. Davis. The righty-hitting Villar offers the ability to play three infield positions and should still have a path to steady playing time versus left-handed pitching.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Homers off bench Saturday
Villar went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's 16-11 loss to the Padres.
Brett Wisely initially replaced Brandon Crawford (calf), but Villar entered as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. One frame later, Villar briefly put the Giants ahead 11-10 with his solo shot. He was initially expected to start at third base this season, but J.D. Davis has hit well to begin the year, limiting Villar to more of a utility role in the infield. He still gets his fair share of playing time, but he's managed a paltry .156/.258/.351 slash line with four homers, 11 RBI, 10 runs scored, a stolen base and three doubles through 89 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: On bench Sunday
Villar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets.
Villar started five of the past six games but went just 2-for-17 with two doubles, three RBI and nine strikeouts during that span. J.D. Davis appears to have taken ahold of the starting job at third base, as he's starting there Sunday for the 10th time in San Francisco's last 11 contests.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Takes seat Thursday
Villar is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mets, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Villar has started seven of the team's last eight games but will hit the bench for a breather Thursday after collecting only three hits across his last 27 plate appearances while striking out at a 37 percent rate. Wilmer Flores enters the lineup in Villar's spot, batting sixth while playing first base.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Slams two-run homer
Villar went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Dodgers.
With one out and one on in the bottom of the eighth, Villar smacked an Evan Phillips offering 403 feet to center field to give the Giants some extra cushion heading into the final inning. The home run ended a relative lull at the dish for Villar, who had reached base at a .409 clip over his prior six games but batted just .188 with one extra-base hit (a double) during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Giants' David Villar: Logs first steal
Villar went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 9-1 loss to the Dodgers. He was also hit by a pitch.
Villar had three multi-hit efforts through his first six games, but he's since slumped, going 1-for-8 with two walks over his last four contests. His steal Monday was the first of his young major-league career. Villar wasn't a major threat to run in the minors, logging just 10 steals across parts of four campaigns. He's seeing regular playing time between third base and second base, and he's maintained a passable .233/.378/.467 slash line with two home runs, five RBI and six runs scored through 37 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 215 lbs
|Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
|Bats/Throws: R, R