Giants Reinstate Two All-Stars

After a career-year in 2021, it's been an injury-plagued season for San Francisco Giants' 12-year veteran shortstop Brandon Crawford. After his second IL stint in the last six weeks for a sore knee, the 3-time All-Star Crawford has been reinstated to the active roster, along with a 2022 All-Star. 

The 35-year-old Crawford has been bothered by the bad knee for most of the year, and has only managed to play 72 games thus far, batting .215, a huge drop-off from his .298 of last season. His .629 OPS is a full 250 points below his 2021 career-high mark of .895. He also has just five home runs, down from 24 last season.  

Joc Pederson's season in The Bay has gone much better, as he was named to his first All-Star team, after a first-half that saw him hold an OPS over .900 most of the way, with 17 home runs and 43 RBIs. He was on the concussion IL for the past seven days, but has been cleared to resume play. 

The Giants are currently 7 games back of the last Wild Card spot in the National League, so the team hopes that Crawford and Pederson's returns aren't a little too late for the team to make a run.

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