Battered Giants Turn To Minors

With the Giants struggling, they did not need any more bad news or injuries to their team. However, things seem to not be working out for the Giants, and they just can't catch any breaks. With players getting injured and being placed on the disabled list left and right, the Giants had to turn to their Minor League system.

After Tuesday night's abuse by the Braves, the Giants received more bad news. Ray Durham, the Giants' second baseman and leadoff man, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an injury on his left knee. Durham, the team's second best hitter so far this season, injured his knee while running the bases in yesterday's contest against the Braves. This is the third time Durham has gone to the DL in his two years as a Giant. In his eight previous seasons, Durham has never gone to the DL.

After an MRI this morning, it was determined that Durham's injury was serious enough to be placed on the DL. In place of Durham, the Giants brought up utility infielder, Brian Dallimore, from Triple-A Fresno. Dallimore has been hitting .375 as a Grizzly, and can play at all the bases and the corner outfield positions.

Southpaw Brian Cooper, who made two starts with the Giants so far this season, has been designated for assignment, and the Giants purchased the contract of righty Tyler Walker to help the struggling bullpen.

Kevin Correia will be making his first major league start this season on Friday against the Florida Marlins' lefty hurler and Bay Area native, Dontrelle Willis. Since being called up for the injured Dustin Hermanson, Correia made a bullpen appearance against the Dodgers on Sunday and went four innings while giving up a couple of runs. Hermanson may be activated on May 6.



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