To clear room for the additions, first baseman-outfielder John Bowker and catcher Steve Holm were optioned to Triple-A Fresno. Infielder Jose Castillo, San Francisco’s primary third baseman for most of the season, was designated for assignment.
All three players promoted had been thriving offensively, fostering the Giants’ hopes that they could bolster their limp hitting overall. Ishikawa was batting .312, Sandoval owned a .339 average and Rohlinger was at .296. Meanwhile, Bowker was hitting .115 (9-for-78) in his previous 24 games and had slumped to .247 overall. He had gone 96 at-bats without a home run. Castillo was batting .105 (4-for-38) over his last 10 games.
Can’t feel hands. Must be a dream. Where am I? Will type more later once I regain feeling in my hands.
No more Castillo, it’s not a dream. No more Castillo. Don’t wake me up. Did I mention no more Jose?
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