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After mashing 36 home runs between Triple-A Sacramento and the big leagues in 2022, David Villar came into 2023 with a clear path to regular at-bats between third base and second base. Unfortunately, he got off to a wretched start, putting up a .558 OPS with a 33 percent strikeout rate through his first 30 games, at which point he was sent back to the minors. Villar never recovered and played sparingly with the Giants the rest of the way. He slugged again last year at Sacramento, but as a 26-year-old in the Pacific Coast League, that should be taken with a grain of salt. At the major-league level, the now-27-year-old has a .683 OPS, a 32.1 percent strikeout rate and a 34.6 percent hard-hit rate. Villar might not figure very prominently in the Giants' plans for 2024.

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2024 13.52.3 2 1 4 .294
2023 59.51.3 15 5 12 11 1 .145
2022 1102.1 21 9 24 18 .231
3y Avg. 821.7 18 7 18 14 0 .193
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  • Giants' David Villar: Sent down to Triple-A

    The Giants optioned Villar to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. Villar went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in his last start Wednesday against Atlanta. The 27-year-old infielder appeared in just six games for the Giants after being recalled June 22, going 5-for-17 with one home run, four RBI and five strikeouts. San Francisco recalled left-hander Kolton Ingram from Double-A Richmond in a corresponding move.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Sitting against lefty Thursday

    Villar is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cubs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Wilmer Flores will man first base while the Cubs send southpaw Shota Imanaga to the mound, but even though he's a right-handed hitter like Flores, Villar looks as though he'll be the preferred option against right-handed pitching. Villar started both of the last two nights against righties, going 1-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. The 27-year-old's stay atop the depth chart may not last long, however, as top first baseman LaMonte Wade (hamstring) is in the midst of a rehab assignment and could be activated from the injured list as soon as this weekend.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Joins big-league club

    The Giants recalled Villar from Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Villar has spent the entire season in Triple-A after failing to make the MLB roster out of spring training. During his time in Sacramento, he's slashed .272/.352/.487 with 12 homers and 46 RBI in 264 plate appearances. He only posted a .551 OPS in the majors last season, however, so his Triple-A success shouldn't be expected to translate into the big leagues.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Shifting to minor-league camp

    The Giants optioned Villar to minor-league camp Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Villar was never a likely bet to make San Francisco's Opening Day roster, though he had a strong showing during spring training with three homers and a 1.093 OPS in 44 plate appearances. The 27-year-old had an .869 OPS at the Triple-A level last season but also struck out at a 26.6 percent clip, and he'll likely need to show improved contact skills to having any staying power in the majors.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Returns to lineup

    Villar (hand) is starting at third base and batting sixth in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Villar was hit by a pitch on the left hand Monday but had X-rays come back negative, and he'll return to action Sunday after taking a few days to recover. The 27-year-old struggled to a .551 OPS in 46 big-league games last season and is fighting for a bench job on San Francisco's Opening Day roster.
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  • Giants' David Villar: X-rays come back negative

    Villar is day-to-day after X-rays on his left hand came back negative, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports. Villar had to be removed from Monday's contest against the Rockies after being hit on the left hand by a pitch, but he's managed to escape with merely a bruise. The 27-year-old is competing for a reserve infielder job with the Giants this spring.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Leaves games after HBP on hand

    Villar was removed from Monday's Cactus League contest against the Rockies after being hit on the left hand by a pitch, Shayna Rubin of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Villar was struck by a Peter Lambert offering in the sixth inning and walked off the field with the trainer. This could just be a precaution since his day was likely close to over, anyway, but it's unclear at this point whether he might require X-rays.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Heads back to Triple-A

    The Giants optioned Villar to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Villar will head back to Triple-A after being called up July 19, having gone hitless across 11 at-bats with a run scored, a walk and seven strikeouts in limited action following his promotion. Top prospect Marco Luciano was called up from Sacramento and will likely make his major-league debut Wednesday versus the Athletics.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Recalled from Sacramento

    San Francisco recalled Villar from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday. Villar will provide infield depth for the Giants as Brandon Crawford recovers from a bout of left knee inflammation. The 26-year-old holds a brutal .159/.244/.345 batting line in 40 games (127 plate appearances) this season at the MLB level.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Optioned to Triple-A

    Villar was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Villar opened the 2023 campaign as a fixture in the Giants' lineup, but he's now been demoted to the minors for the second time this season. Alex Cobb (oblique) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding move and will start Friday against the Mets.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Late add to lineup

    Villar will play first base and hit ninth versus the Padres on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Villar is a late addition to the lineup after LaMonte Wade was scratched with tightness in his side. Villar has not had much success thus far in 2023 with a .154 average and .585 OPS over 104 at-bats across 37 games.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Giants optioned Villar to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Just three days after being recalled by the Giants, Villar will head back to Sacramento. Villar holds a .514 OPS through 108 plate appearances in the majors this season, but has been solid in the minors with a .900 OPS. If Villar can maintain a high level of output at the plate in Triple-A, he could be back with the Giants relatively soon. Luke Jackson (elbow) was activated from the 60-day injured list Tuesday in a corresponding move.
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  • Giants' David Villar: On bench again

    Villar is on the bench Wednesday versus the Nationals, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Villar has now been out of the lineup for eight of the last 11 games, as he seems to have lost a hold on a regular role following a .570 OPS in his first 28 contests. With Brandon Crawford (calf) due back soon, Villar's roster spot might be in jeopardy.
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  • Giants' David Villar: On bench for second straight

    Villar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres. Villar is sitting against a right-handed starting pitcher (Yu Darvish) for the second straight day and appears to have ceded primary duties at third base to J.D. Davis. The righty-hitting Villar offers the ability to play three infield positions and should still have a path to steady playing time versus left-handed pitching.
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  • Giants' David Villar: On bench Sunday

    Villar is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets. Villar started five of the past six games but went just 2-for-17 with two doubles, three RBI and nine strikeouts during that span. J.D. Davis appears to have taken ahold of the starting job at third base, as he's starting there Sunday for the 10th time in San Francisco's last 11 contests.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Takes seat Thursday

    Villar is not in Thursday's lineup against the Mets, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Villar has started seven of the team's last eight games but will hit the bench for a breather Thursday after collecting only three hits across his last 27 plate appearances while striking out at a 37 percent rate. Wilmer Flores enters the lineup in Villar's spot, batting sixth while playing first base.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Logs first steal

    Villar went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's 9-1 loss to the Dodgers. He was also hit by a pitch. Villar had three multi-hit efforts through his first six games, but he's since slumped, going 1-for-8 with two walks over his last four contests. His steal Monday was the first of his young major-league career. Villar wasn't a major threat to run in the minors, logging just 10 steals across parts of four campaigns. He's seeing regular playing time between third base and second base, and he's maintained a passable .233/.378/.467 slash line with two home runs, five RBI and six runs scored through 37 plate appearances this season.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Not in Saturday's lineup

    Villar is out of the lineup for Saturday's game versus Kansas City, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Villar started the past six contests after being on the bench Opening Day, and he'll take a seat Saturday after going 6-for-25 with two home runs, four walks, five RBI and six runs during that six-game stretch. J.D. Davis will man the hot corner and bat third.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Making third straight start

    Villar is starting at third base and batting sixth for the Giants in Monday's game versus the White Sox, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Villar was surprisingly held out of the lineup on Opening Day, but he's since started three straight at the hot corner so he does look to be the preferred option at the position. The 26-year-old is 2-for-10 with one run scored in his first three contests this season.
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  • Giants' David Villar: Expected back Saturday

    Villar (hip) is in line to return to Cactus League play Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Villar will have missed about a week of action with a left hip flexor strain. He's struggled so far this spring, going 1-for-14 with eight strikeouts and no walks, but he'll have time to sharpen up ahead of Opening Day. Villar is in line to be the Giants' primary third baseman.
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