Giants deny that Derek Holland faked injury to go in IL
The San Francisco Giants had a bit of a mess to clean up after one of their pitchers publicly blasted them while claiming that the front office had him fake an injury.
Pitcher Derek Holland accused the San Francisco front office of having him fake an injury that landed him on the injured list at the end of April in a longer quote about his frustration with roster handling.
Holland: "To be honest, I have no idea what they’re doing. And I don’t mean that by Boch and them, it’s more for the front office. We keep changing things. I get a fake injury, so I’m not happy about that. But at the end of the day, I’m going to do whatever they ask me to do." https://t.co/4KVqTtUr2h
— Maria I. Guardado (@mi_guardado) May 12, 2019
On Sunday, the Giants did damage control, submitting documents and MRIs to Major League Baseball to prove that Holland’s stint on the IL was legitimate.
The #SFGiants have provided documented medical reports and MRIs to #MLB today to show evidence that Derek Holland did not go on the injured list earlier this season with a ‘fake injury’ as Holland described it Saturday night after being told he’s being demoted to the bullpen.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) May 12, 2019
At 16-23, the Giants are dead last in the NL West, and there is chatter about star players being traded. This is the latest chaotic development in what is quickly shaping up to be a lost and messy season for a team that was once a regular contender every year.