Found July 05, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
If only Santiago Casilla could hit as well as pitch. While Casilla has been on the DL, the San Francisco Giants have continued their dramatic slide, not only struggling to close out games, but also getting no-hit by Homer Bailey on Tuesday and not scoring more than 5 runs in any game since their 6-0 win against the Atlanta Braves on June 14th. At least the Giants' bullpen will be bolstered with Casilla's return, which should be in the next few days, according to Chris Haft of However, Casilla's potential final rehab outing did not go well: Santiago Casilla struggles in the eighth inning tonight for the #SJGiants. Retired just 1 of 6 hitters faced. 4 singles, 1 walk. 26 pitches — Joe Ritzo (@JoeRitzo) July 5, 2013 There's no indication that Casilla's struggles were due to an injury setback but it's not an encouraging sign for the Giants, who really need something to go right for them after nine losses in the last ten games. Haft says that manager Bruce Bochy was hoping to activate Casilla at some point over the weekend, or Monday at the latest. Casilla's return should come around six weeks after he had surgery to deal with the cyst in his knee at the end of May. When Casilla does come back, it may well be to the team in the basement of the NL West. The Giants are six games under .500 and it's only thanks to the fact that there is no stand-out team in the division that they still have a decent chance of making the playoffs. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 44-41 in the tightest division in baseball, with all five teams covered by 4.5 games. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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