SAN DIEGO — The Giants were glad to see the calendar turn to September, putting a 12-15 August in the rearview mirror with a win Thursday night.
The start of September also meant that the Giants could add two additional players to their roster, bringing the total to 28, though only one was a new arrival in the clubhouse Friday afternoon.
Shortstop Brandon Crawford, already in San Diego, was activated from the injured list, and right-hander Keaton Winn was called up from Triple-A.
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Winn was scratched from his start Thursday at Triple-A Sacramento and should be ready to pitch. He’s made two starts, maxing out at three innings and 51 pitches, since returning from a monthlong absence with an elbow injury.
The Giants also considered calling up Joey Bart, holding him out of Sacramento’s lineup Thursday, as well, to give them three catchers on the roster but opted to activate Crawford instead as their position player addition.
More players could be activated from the IL in the coming days.
Reliever John Brebbia is nearing the end of his rehab assignment, and Ross Stripling was set to pitch three innings Friday at Triple-A Sacramento, where outfielder A.J. Pollock was also set to begin a rehab assignment.