Giants' Canario undergoes shoulder surgery
Giants outfielder Alexander Canario underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum after dislocating his left shoulder during the final week of the team’s instructional camp in Scottsdale, Arizona. The team's seventh-ranked prospect will return to Arizona soon to begin rehabbing.
The team's seventh-ranked prospect will return to Arizona soon to begin rehabbing.
The injury adds a wrinkle to Canario’s bid for a spot on the 40-man roster. MLB.com reported that Canario -- one of several talented outfield prospects in the Giants system -- was likely a lock to be added prior to the Nov. 20 deadline for protection from the Rule 5 Draft. If the Giants don’t add the 20-year-old to the roster, he can be selected by another team in the Dec. 10 draft because he signed in 2016 prior to turning 18 years old and has spent five seasons in pro ball.
While the injury might not help Canario’s case to be added, his most recent on-field performance did. The native of the Dominican Republic spent most of 2019 at Class A Short Season Salem-Keizer, where he hit .301/.365/.539 with nine homers and 40 RBIs in 49 games. He struck out 71 times in 193 at-bats. That stretch with the Volcanos followed a 10-game stint in the Rookie-level Arizona League during which Canario went deep seven times and put up a .395/.435./1.000 slash line.
On July 19, the Giants added Canario to the 60-man player pool at their alternate training site in Sacramento.
San Francisco has 39 players on its 40-man roster as of Saturday.
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