Giants concuss Joc Pederson IL, call out Jason Vosler


Joc Pederson’s headache continued Friday, which, after hitting the left-field wall the previous night, was enough for the San Francisco Giants to place Pederson on the seven-day concussion injured list.

Additionally, Pederson previously suffered a concussion, including one in a collision with then-Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. So even though Pederson was feeling better, the Giants wanted to proceed with caution.

“Anytime there are concussions or even the potential for a concussion, we have to be aware of the long-term effects of that,” manager Gabe Kapler said. “He was out of what I think was a bit of a fog yesterday and he wasn’t feeling that anymore, but he still has a headache. I think that was enough for all of us.

Pederson crashed into the wall at left center in the seventh inning Thursday as he chased a homer from Patrick Wisdom. “Just when I hit the wall, my head started hurting and my head hurt, so I kind of knew something was wrong,” Pederson said. “It wasn’t great.”

He came within an inch or two of the grip, the ball grazing the top of the wall.

“I thought I was pretty close,” Pederson said. “I thought I should have caught it.”

With Pederson out for a week, the Giants called up utility Jason Vosler, who was a frequent back-up last season. Vosler was hitting .279 with five homers in July with Triple-A Sacramento, which played in Round Rock, Texas; he found out he was going to be called back at 1 a.m., took a morning flight, and arrived in San Francisco at noon.

Vosler, who has played first, second, third and left for the River Cats this season, was at third base Friday against the Cubs.

Thoughts from Clark: Brandon Crawford, who grew up a Giants fan and counts Will Clark’s sweet southpaw swing among many he imitated as a child, is thrilled with Clark’s jersey retirement on Saturday.

“He was definitely one of my favorites,” Crawford said. “Growing up watching him and Will being such a big part of the organization for so many years, it’s been great fun getting to know him. And being able to work with him on some things, talk to him about the game has been great. .

Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda and other big names like Barry Bonds and Buster Posey are expected to be in Oracle Park for the ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. The team expects a sale.

The opposing side: Chicago manager David Ross has come under fire after he was filmed returning “double birds” to the San Francisco dugout during a break in play on Thursday. Ross, one of the coolest people in the game, said Friday it was a joking hello to a friend from the Giants. (And there are several).

“I should definitely know better,” Ross said to begin his pregame media session. “I don’t want children giving the bird to anyone and that’s not how I want to represent this organization, myself or my family.”

Ross praised Nico Hoerner, who played at Head Royce High School in Oakland and Stanford, comparing the Cubs shortstop to Ross’ former Boston teammate David Ortiz, the new Hall of Famer. The reasons, Ross said, are that the two are “winning players, talk baseball, speak at meetings. Their actions and their work imitate what they talk about. Their support for their teammates on the bench even after a big takedown – just the little things I see on a daily basis and how consistent it shows if we win or lose or if he’s injured or not. He just shows up every day.

Asked about his take on the Giants – it’s the Cubs’ first time facing San Francisco this year – Ross said: “My first impression is that they really miss Buster Posey. It marked me. I think some injuries have bitten them at times, and some championship players here who had great years last year, when everyone counted them, didn’t this year. It’s part of the game, but it’s a really talented group and the pitching staff, especially the starters, are really talented. You know, everyone has holes here and there.

Susan Slusser covers the Giants for The San Francisco Chronicle. Email: [email protected]: @susanslusser


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