ESPN News Services
Jun 14, 2023, 01:06 PM ET
ST. LOUIS — The San Francisco Giants recalled outfielder Luis Matos on Wednesday from Triple-A Sacramento.
Matos, from Venezuela, was hitting .398 with a 1.120 OPS and seven home runs over 24 games at Sacramento. At 21, he was the youngest player in Triple-A.
Matos was pulled from the River Cats’ game Tuesday night after outfielder Mitch Haniger was hit by a pitch that night and suffered a fractured right forearm in the third inning of the Giants’ 11-3 win over the Cardinals.
When he was pulled, Matos was already 1 for 2 with a solo homer. Matos, who began this season in Double-A Richmond before being promoted in mid-May, has homered in three straight and in five of his last six games.
Matos entered this season as San Francisco’s No. 7 prospect, according to MLB.com.
The Giants also recalled infielder David Villar. Haniger was placed on the 10-day injured list and right-hander Keaton Winn was optioned to Sacramento.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.