Giants' Joc Pederson to get right groin MRI, 'hopeful' to avoid injured list

Joc to get MRI on ideal groin, ‘confident’ to prevent IL stint initially appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

SAN FRANCISCO — For the 2nd time in a week, the Giants are wishing for excellent news from an MRI handled an offseason addition.

Joc Pederson, the group’s finest player through 19 video games, left in the 4th inning of a 1-0 loss to the Athletics with ideal groin tightness. Pederson got injured while facing 2nd base on what wound up being an inning-ending double play in the bottom of the 3rd. He didn’t return out to play ideal field.

“I was trying to get in the way of the throw and took a bad step and just felt a little bit of tightness in my groin,” he stated. “I kind of just took a weird step at a weird angle and it tightened up.”

Pederson will get an MRI on Thursday and there’s a possibility he arrive at the Injured List prior to the Giants host the Washington Nationals on Friday. He stated he hasn’t handled a groin injury for a long period of time, and he could not ensure the seriousness of the injury up until images returned. Pederson stated he was confident, however, and kept in mind that he was walking much better after getting treatment throughout the video game.

The Giants lost Alex Cobb to a groin stress recently in New York, however Cobb had the ability to toss a number of days later on and might go back to the rotation as quickly as this Sunday. Pederson stated he hopes this is a comparable circumstance, however even a minimum IL stint would knock him out of the very first series with the Los Angeles Dodgers next week. It was going to be a homecoming for Pederson, who has actually invested the majority of his profession in Dodger blue.

“I don’t really want to miss any games but those games are always more fun. I think I’ve got to look at the bigger picture,” Pederson stated. “You see our team and it’s a playoff-caliber, World Series-caliber team, and the future (goal) is to be ready in the playoffs. The game matters now but you don’t want to put yourself at injury that might cause something that puts you not able to play down the road, so I’ll just be cautious on that front and proactive at the same time with this great medical staff here to go at a good, healthy pace.”

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The Giants will lack Mike Yastrzemski for a minimum of a couple more days. He cannot get cleared to return from the COVID-19 list up until he gets 2 unfavorable PCR tests, which he can begin handling Friday. LaMonte Wade Jr. played his 3rd rehabilitation video game on Wednesday however supervisor Gabe Kapler stated in the afternoon that Wade still required to get some associates initially base, play a complete video game, and after that play back-to-back video games. It’s possible the Giants will reevaluate if Pederson requires to strike the IL, however Kapler restated after the loss that he would beware with Wade, who has actually missed out on the whole season with knee swelling.

“We want to be always taking the long view with these things,” Kapler stated. “Obviously if Joc needs a few days it would be nice to have LaMonte back sooner rather than later but we’re not going to rush LaMonte and put him at risk.”

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