NL West: Marco Luciano looking to take advantage of opportunity in SF

San Francisco Giants

Despite being just 22-years old, Giants prospect Marco Luciano was widely expected to be the team's starting SS coming out of spring training. After he was slowed by a hamstring injury and struggled at the plate, however, the Giants signed veteran SS Nick Ahmed, who beat out Luciano for the starting spot. Luciano started the season at AAA-Sacramento, where he hit .266/.399/.344 in 158 PA. He was recalled from Sacramento on May 14 to provide bench depth when C Patrick Bailey hit the 5-day concussion IL.

When Ahmed was placed on the 10-day IL with a sprained left wrist on May 10, IF Casey Schmitt initially took his spot in the lineup. Schmitt was optioned to AAA-Sacramento on May 17 when OF Jorge Soler returned from the...

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