The Giants have placed right-hander Kevin Gausman on the injured list and recalled catcher Joey Bart, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle was among those to report. The team didn’t provide a reason for Gausman’s IL placement.
Gausman, a former Oriole, Red and Brave who signed with the Giants prior to 2020, has emerged as an immensely important part of San Francisco’s rotation over the past season-plus. He was impressive enough last year for the Giants to put an $18.9MM qualifying offer on the table, which Gausman accepted instead of taking another trip to free agency during the winter.
Gausman has continued to roll in Year 2 as a Giant, which could set him up to receive a lucrative multiyear payday in the coming months. So far this season, Gausman has thrown 39 2/3 innings of 2.04 ERA ball with a 25.8 percent strikeout rate and a 7.1 percent walk rate. He has been one of the leaders of a Giants starting staff that entered Tuesday No. 1 in the majors in ERA (2.34) and second in fWAR (3.8).
More to come.