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San Francisco Giants activate Evan Longoria (shoulder) from 60-day IL

Jun 5, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (10) is tended to by medical personnel during the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 5, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (10) is tended to by medical personnel during the ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants activated veteran third baseman Evan Longoria from the 60-day injured list on Saturday after he missed more than two months with a left shoulder injury.

Longoria was batting fifth and playing third base for Giants’ home contest against the Colorado Rockies.

The 35-year-old Longoria last played June 5. He is hitting .280 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 50 games.

The return of Longoria is the latest transaction that fortifies the roster of a team that sports the best record in the majors.

First baseman Brandon Belt (knee) and second baseman Tommy La Stella (hamstring, thumb) also recently returned from injuries and the Giants also acquired All-Star third baseman/outfielder Kris Bryant from the Chicago Cubs at the trade deadline.

San Francisco also recalled left-hander Sammy Long from Triple-A Sacramento, optioned infielder Thairo Estrada to the same affiliate and placed right-hander Jay Jackson (vaccine side effects) on the COVID-19 injured list.

The 33-year-old Jackson is 2-0 with a 3.77 ERA in 14 relief appearances. Long was 1-1 with a 5.81 ERA in seven appearances (three starts) for the Giants earlier this season, while Estrada was batting .300 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 33 games for San Francisco.

–Field Level Media