|Bats / Throws||Left / Left|
|Date of Birth||5/6/1987|
|Height, Weight||5'11", 210 lbs|
|From||Santa Barbara del Zulia, VEN|
|Nationality||Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of|
Parra will bat second and start in left field Saturday against the Pirates, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Parra has slotted in anywhere between sixth and ninth in the order this season, so his promotion to the No. 2 spot is a noteworthy development, especially with a righty (Jameson Taillon) on the mound for Pittsburgh. Joe Panik has served as the Giants' main option out of the two hole this season, but his ongoing struggles will prompt manager Bruce Bochy to at least give Parra a one-time look in that lineup spot.
Parra is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
The Giants will hold out two of their lefty-hitting regulars in Parra and Joe Panik with southpaw Patrick Corbin on the hill for Washington. Brandon Belt will man left field in Parra's stead while Tyler Austin enters the lineup at Belt's usual spot at first base.
Parra went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Nationals.
He took reliever Austen Williams deep in the ninth inning for his first homer of the year, part of a late rally against the beleaguered Washington bullpen that fell short. Parra's .218/.302/.327 slash line through 19 games isn't pretty, but he should continue seeing regular playing time and get a chance to find his groove at the plate.
Parra is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Padres, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Parra will give way to Tyler Austin in left field for Wednesday's series finale with a southpaw in Nick Margevicius toeing the rubber for the Padres. The veteran outfielder is slashing .219/.324/.281 with two RBI through 12 games.
Parra has a cut on his lip but will be available for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
At first glance, Parra looked to get hit in the face by a 93-mph fastball during Monday's contest, although the ball reportedly struck his shoulder first before connecting with his face, lessening the blow. The 31-year-old left fielder is lucky to have walked away without a far more serious injury. Skipper Bruce Bochy stated after the game that Parra is fine outside of his cut lip.