San Francisco Giants Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Marrero cleared waivers Thursday and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.
Impact: Marrero was sent back to the minors earlier in the week after batting just .132 to start the season. He'll likely serve as an organizational depth piece unless he demolishes Triple-A pitching like he did last season in the Red Sox organization.
News: Bumgarner (ribs, shoulder) is expected to begin light rehab work Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: It's good to see that the Giants' ace will get on the road to recovery so soon, but this news unfortunately doesn't move up his timetable for return as things stand now. It should become apparent how quickly he heals over the coming weeks, but for now, Bumgarner is still expected to stay out for six-to-eight weeks.
News: Span (shoulder) is scheduled to have an MRI done on his shoulder Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: In light of this news, the Giants do not expect Span to be able to return after the minimum 10-day stint on the disabled list. The results of the MRI have not been released yet, but a timetable for his return should become clearer once that happens. In the meantime, Drew Stubbs and Gorkys Hernandez are in line to pick up the slack in center field.
News: Hundley is in the Giants' Thursday lineup against the Dodgers behind the plate, batting sixth, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.
Impact: Buster Posey is sliding over to first base, and Brandon Belt is shifting to left field. Considering San Francisco's struggles in left, this could wind up being a semi-regular occurrence, especially against southpaws like Los Angeles' Julio Urias, so Hundley could sneak in a few more at-bats per week. That'd make him somewhat valuable in two-catcher NL-only fantasy setups.
News: Panik is not in the Giants' Thursday lineup against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.
Impact: The lefty-hitting second baseman takes a seat against Dodgers southpaw Julio Urias, with Kelby Tomlinson taking his place. Panik, who's batting .314/.375/.443 in his first 80 plate appearances of 2017, should be back in there Friday against the Padres' Luis Perdomo
News: Arroyo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run -- the first of his major-league career -- in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Dodgers.
Impact: The rookie was calm in the face of adversity Wednesday, smacking a clutch two-run homer that got the Giants back into a game that they would eventually walk off in extra innings. Arroyo isn't known for his power, but he did hit three long balls in 69 plate appearances with Triple-A Sacramento this season after needing 517 to reach that same mark with Double-A Richmond last year. At just 22 years of age, he hasn't fully developed as a hitter, so there may be more pop in his bat than initially anticipated. With the Giants sticking him in an everyday role, Arroyo is worth a flyer in most formats to see what type of hitter he will become in his rookie season.
News: Cueto gave up three runs in six innings of Wednesday's 10-inning win over the Dodgers.
Impact: Cueto is 3-1, but has a 5.10 ERA in his five starts and has already yielded six homers.
News: Posey had two hits Wednesday.
Impact: After going 0 for 7 in the first two games, Posey is batting .426 in the next 13.
News: Cueto gave up three runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out five Wednesday. He did not factor into the decision in a walk-off win over the Dodgers.
Impact: Despite Wednesday's game taking place in the pitcher-friendly confines of AT&T Park, the Dodgers -- who hit righties significantly better than lefties -- presented a tough matchup for the veteran. The 31-year-old was looking sharp through five innings, but Corey Seager led a three-run rally in the sixth that ended the righty's night. While he earned a quality start, Cueto's April has been anything but quality, as he finished with a 5.10 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in five games. His velocity is on par with his marks during last year's All-Star campaign, but his 1.80 HR/9 is the glaring outlier, likely due to a career-high 18.8 HR/FB ratio. Cueto has posted HR/FB ratios below 10 percent over his previous two seasons, so his current mark should regress to the mean, which should reveal the Cueto we are used to seeing as the season progresses.
News: Crawford (groin) will be reevaluated upon his return from the bereavement list Friday, Andrew Baggarly of MLB Press Box reports.
Impact: Crawford didn't have time to get an MRI before heading leaving for a family funeral, so he'll get checked out once he returns. If he's forced to hit the disabled list, it will be retroactive to Tuesday. More should be known about his status come Friday.
News: Parker (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Parker isn't close to a return after requiring surgery to repair a broken clavicle bone earlier in April, so the Giants decided to send him to the 60-day DL to free up a 40-man roster spot for Mike Morse. He'll be out until early-June at least, though a firmer timetable should become available as his rehab progresses. Gorkys Hernandez should see some reps in left field during his absence, though the Giants could also slot Mike Morse or Brandon Belt out there if needed.
News: Tomlinson was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Tomlinson was added as infield depth, as starting shortstop Brandon Crawford was placed on the bereavement list earlier Wednesday. He'll likely come off the bench with Eduardo Nunez set to fill in at shortstop, though he could see some occasional starts at second base.
News: Span was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with a clavicular joint sprain, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Although Span was hoping to return to action Thursday, it appears the Giants are taking it slow with the 33-year-old, who missed a couple of weeks in 2012 with a similar injury. It's unclear how long Span will remain on the disabled list, but more should be known as the Giants continue to update his status. In the meantime, Drew Stubbs and Gorkys Hernandez should continue to see time in center field.
News: Crawford (groin) was placed on the bereavement list Wednesday, the San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.
Impact: He has to miss a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven, so he could be back this weekend against the Padres. This happens to coincide with him dealing with a groin injury, so ideally he will also have time to heal while he is attending to personal matters. Kelby Tomlinson was recalled to take his spot at shortstop in the short term.
News: Morse had his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.
Impact: After suffering an untimely hamstring injury near the end of spring training, it appears Morse is finally ready to rejoin the Giants. The 35-year-old made it through six minor-league rehab starts without an issue (three at High-A, three at Triple-A), going 5-for-20 with three RBI. A corresponding roster move has yet to be announced, but he'll offer the Giants a bat off the bench while claiming occasional starts at first base.
News: Posey went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Dodgers.
Impact: With the two hits, the All-Star catcher extended his current hit streak to seven games. While he has batted .379 over that span, none of the hits have been of the extra-base variety. The 30-year-old has seen his power dip over the past couple of seasons, tallying just 14 home runs in 2016. He remains an elite offensive catcher in fantasy for his ability to generate counting stats and a solid batting average, but the days of 20-plus homers appear to be in the rear-view mirror.
News: Crawford strained his groin rounding first base after an eighth-inning single Tuesday and had to leave the game.
Impact: Crawford is likely to have an MRI exam before he leaves to attend the funeral of his sister-in-law, who recently died of an asthma attack. He is expected to be placed on the bereavement list and miss three games. ''It just felt tight. I didn't feel a pop or anything like that so from what I hear that's good news,'' Crawford said.
News: Posey went 2 for 3 with a walk and drove in the Giants' only run in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
Impact: Since missing a week for a concussion, Posey has hit safely in all seven games while batting .379.
News: Blach lost to the Dodgers on Tuesday as he allowed two runs and four hits in five innings, walking one and striking out two in a 2-1 defeat.
Impact: It was Blach's first start in place of injured ace Madison Bumgarner, and he certainly pitched well enough to remain in the rotation. Blach, who had come out of the bullpen in his first seven appearances of the season, has an impressive 1.03 WHIP.
News: Arroyo got his first major league hit with a first-inning single Tuesday.
Impact: Arroyo received a standing ovation after the hit, though the highly touted prospect went on to strike out twice and pop out in the final three at-bats of his second major league game.
News: Crawford was placed on the bereavement list to attend his sister-in-law's funeral.
Impact: Crawford also sustained a strained groin on Tuesday and is will undergo an MRI when he returns.