Chase d’Arnaud had to respectfully decline an invitation to play in the Triple-A All-Star Game because the Giants called him up from Sacramento on Saturday.
“I’ll take this over that,” d’Arnaud said, smiling.
A day after second baseman Joe Panik strained his left groin running the bases, he went on the 10-day disabled list and was replaced by the well-traveled d’Arnaud, 31, who’s with his sixth organization and has played every position in the big leagues except pitcher and catcher.
The Giants also optioned right-hander Chris Stratton to Sacramento to make room for right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who came off the DL to start Saturday’s game at AT&T Park. …continue reading here…