Anthony DeScafani out for the season

The giant is right Anthony DeSclafani will rest for the rest of the season. He was included in the injured list on June 28 for what, at the time, was assessed as having right ankle inflammation.

It’s now been determined that he needs surgery to “replace the ligaments in his right ankle,” according to MLB.com’s Maria I. Guardado (via Twitter). The expected recovery time is four to five months. As his surgery is set for July 12, he will not be returning to the hill this season.

DeSclafani seems to have found himself last season in a one-year contract that proves. He made 31 starts for the Giants, scoring 167 2/3 innings and pitching to a 3.17 ERA/3.62 FIP for a career-best hit and walk ratio.

The 32-year-old is in the first year of the $36 million contract he signed this past winter. Both sides were certainly hoping for more than five launches and the 9.95 ERA DeScafani now owns. Of course, the starting five games (19 innings) hardly mean much in the overall scheme of things. Even so, FIP 4.86 certainly offers a bit of promise for dream teams and players as they head towards 2023.

The giants have survived without DeScafani thanks to the four strong fronts of Logan Webb, Carlos Rodon, Alex Woodand Alex Cobb. Jakob Junis and Sammy Long remains the main foothold for DeSclafani so far, with seven and five starts. Both performed well. As the years go on, however, it should come as no surprise to see the Giants discover more reinforcements from outside the organization.

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