Orioles outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is in major league camp for the first time after years of battling injuries and failing to meet the lofty heights of his first full professional season, and no one can deny that he belongs.
The 28-year-old Yastrzemski was originally drafted by the Orioles in 2013 and played 703 games with 2,600 at-bats in the minors. San Francisco traded for him in March, a deal that sent minor league right-hander Tyler Herb to the Orioles.
Mac Willamson was designated for assignment to make room for Yastrzemski. Williamson struck out five times in five at-bats against Atlanta on Thursday, then whiffed three more times in the series opener against Arizona on Friday.
The Giants also placed reliever Trevor Gott on the 10-day injured list with a right forearm strain and recalled right-hander Dereck Rodríguez from Sacramento.