San Francisco Giants: With Mark DeRosa Out, Will Conor Gillaspie Be Called Up?

Manny RandhawaCorrespondent IIIMay 18, 2011

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 23:  Conor Gillaspie #50 of the San Francisco Giants poses for a portrait during media photo day at Scottsdale Stadium on February 23, 2011 in Scottsdale, Arizona.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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This is a correction from yesterday's article regarding the exit of Fresno Grizzlies third baseman Conor Gillaspie from Fresno's game against the Memphis Redbirds on May 17.

At first, there was some speculation about a potential call-up of Gillaspie to the San Francisco Giants, given the Giants' offensive struggles and need for a replacement at third base in the wake of Pablo Sandoval's hand injury.

Thanks to Bleacher Report Giants Featured Columnist Jared Feldman for providing an update, which was confirmed by a Fresno Bee article: Gillaspie left the game because his ankle was injured when a Memphis base runner slid into him at third base.

With Mark DeRosa's injury, a call-up may still be in the cards for Gillaspie

Mark DeRosa reinjured his left wrist in Wednesday night's contest with the Dodgers in Los Angeles, and according to The San Francisco Chronicle, Bruce Bochy is talking with Brian Sabean about calling up help from Triple-A. 

Given the Giants' obvious third base need, Conor Gillaspie may be on Sabean's short list, along with Ryan Rohlinger, who has seen more recent time with the Giants.

A call-up may depend on how severe Gillaspie's ankle has been injured.  If it isn't serious, he may have a chance, but if it keeps him out of the Fresno lineup for more than a couple of games, it's more likely that Rohlinger will be summoned.

Gillaspie is currently hitting .293 with 2 home runs and 25 RBI in 40 games with Fresno.  That includes a .345 batting average so far in the month of May.