Archive for Saturday, June 3, 2006

Giants put catcher Matheny on DL

June 3, 2006


— Barry Bonds' first game in the Big Apple this season was washed out, but his San Francisco Giants were more concerned about their Gold Glove catcher.

The Giants put Mike Matheny on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a concussion and recalled catcher Eliezer Alfonzo from Double-A Connecticut.

Alfonzo was listed in the starting lineup against the New York Mets, but his major-league debut was pushed back when the game was postponed due to rain. It will be made up today as part of a doubleheader.

Matt Cain, slated to pitch Friday night, will start the opener for San Francisco against Orlando Hernandez. Jamey Wright will go in the second game against New York's Tom Glavine, who had been scheduled to start Friday.

The 35-year-old Matheny was hit in the head several times by foul balls during a three-game series at Florida this week. He left Wednesday night's game in the third inning after getting nailed by a foul tip and was examined Thursday by a specialist in Pittsburgh.


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