Giants Lose Another Starting Pitcher To Injury

After another subpar performance Thursday night, it's been revealed today that San Franciso Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani has ankle inflammation and has been placed on the IL. 

The Giants right-hander surrendered 9 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings in a loss to the New York Mets last night. 

As noted by Andrew Baggarly, DeSclafani was bothered by the same ankle last season. The injury could help explain why the right-hander has allowed 22 hits through his first 13 1/3 innings, and an ERA of 6.08 with an equally ugly WHIP of 1.80. He's also shown decreased velocity thus far this season. 

The 32-year-old was re-signed by the Giants this offseason to a 3-year deal, at $36M. He earned it off his 2021 performance, when he posted a 3.17 ERA, with a major league-leading two complete game shutouts. Batters managed only a .225 average against him. 

Last season, he got a cortisone injection in the ankle when it started bothering him and didn't miss too much time. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, and his status will be more clear at that time.

DeSclafani joins fellow starter Alex Cobb on the IL for the Giants.

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