SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants scored just three runs while getting swept out of Houston, but they'll add a big bat before facing the Cubs this weekend.
Mac Williamson will join the team in Chicago, per a source, returning from a stint on the DL with a concussion. It was not immediately clear what the Giants would do to open a roster spot.
Williamson has broken through at two levels this season, and he had three long homers in 19 at-bats last month before suffering a concussion on April 25. The time on the DL was longer than the Giants and Williamson had hoped, as he had recurring symptoms every time they felt he was close to returning. It did not, however, do anything to cool his bat down. Williamson had six hits in five rehab games for the Sacramento River Cats, homering the first two nights. Overall, he has 11 homers in 21 games this year after an offseason spent making swing adjustments.
The Giants had planned to carry 13 pitchers for the next few days because of issues getting length from their starters, but perhaps they could place a veteran outfielder on the DL to clear a spot. Because of two off days this week, they also could temporarily option a reliever back to Triple-A, although that's risky with a series at Coors Field next week. At the very least, it appears they'll have a power bat back in the lineup when they visit the game's best park for hitters.