On Sunday, August 20th, 2023 the 3 – time MLB All – Star veteran shortstop, Brandon Crawford, was placed on the Major League Baseball 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to a strained left forearm.

The San Francisco Giants made the move retroactive to Saturday, August 19th, 2023 when Crawford was held out of the San Francisco Giants loss to the Atlanta Braves with a final score of 6 to 5.

The San Francisco Giants Recall their Rookie OF Luis Matos

The San Francisco Giants rookie outfielder in Luis Matos was recalled by the San Francisco Giants from their Triple-A affiliate in Sacramento, California.

The now 36-year-old Crawford was presently carrying a career-low batting average of .194 to go along with his 6 – home runs and 32 RBIs throughout the course of the 77 MLB games that Brandon has participated in so far during this 2023 MLB season. Crawford was a Major League Baseball All – Star in 2015, 2018, and 2021 too.

Matos is currently 22 years old as he entered last Sunday’s game holding a batting average of .241 with a .306 on-base-percentage as well as 9 RBIs over the course of his 50 games playing for the San Francisco Giants during the 2023 MLB season. Luis started in left field and delivered 2 hits which included a solo home run (his second home run of the 2023 MLB season) throughout the San Francisco Giants 4 to 3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Crawford’s Baseball Background

 Crawford has always been a native to the San Francisco Bay area, and he attended the Foothill High School in Pleasanton, California where he was a dominant 3-sport athlete that played football, basketball, and baseball. Brandon was the starting quarterback for the Foothill Falcons, and he graduated in the class of 2005.

Following high school Crawford enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Brandon played baseball for the UCLA Bruins from 2006 to 2008, and he helped lead the UCLA Bruins to the NCAA Regionals in 3 – straight baseball seasons for the first time in UCLA school history.

Crawford was named the Bruins’ MVP in both 2006 and 2007, and Brandon was named to the All-Pac-10 conference team back in 2007. In the summer of 2007, Crawford played ball for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Crawford also played in the Northwoods League for the Mankato Moon Dogs way back in 2005 prior to attending UCLA for college.

Brandon was originally selected by the San Francisco Giants during the 4th – round of the 2008 MLB draft with the 117th – overall pick. Crawford has gone on to play for the San Francisco Giants from 2011 to the present. Throughout his great career playing ball in Major League Baseball, Brandon Crawford has compiled an overall batting average of .252, 1,377 hits, 144 home runs, and a total of 731 RBIs. He is also a 2-time MLB World Series Champion with the San Francisco Giants.

 Crawford’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards

  • 3 – Time MLB All – Star Selection (2015, 2018, 2021)
  • 2 – Time World Series Champion (2012, 2014)
  • 4 – Time MLB Gold Glove Award Winner (2015, 2016, 2017, 2021)
  • MLB Silver Slugger Award Winner (2015)
  • 2 – Time Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award Winner (2012, 2016)