San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca: Longoria to miss six weeks from finger surgery; Can Bart step up to fill Posey’s shoes?

San Francisco Giant third baseman Evan Longoria will be on the injured list for six weeks had surgery on his right index finger on Tue Mar 29, 2022. Longoria is seen here at Oracle Park on Fri Apr 8, 2022 (file photo NBC Bay Area)

On the Giants podcast with Michael:

#1 Michael, San Francisco Giant third baseman Evan Longoria had surgery on Tuesday for his right index finger. Longoria was hit while at bat last August and needed surgery. Talk about the impact of not having Longoria in the line up for the club?

#2 Longoria has been taking batting practice against Giant pitchers at Scottsdale’s backfield on Tuesday had to have surgery and will be out for six weeks.

#3 Longoria didn’t have the surgery right after he was hit on the hand after Met’s pitcher Edwin Diaz hit him in August. Longoria said that he and the doctors thought that the hand would heal by March and that Longoria could avoid surgery but that didn’t happen hence the Tuesday surgery this week.

#4 On LeMonte Wade Jr is suffering from bone bruising and inflammation in his left knee after a MRI on Tuesday Wade said that he was feeling a little better. Wade hurt his knee when running the bases on Monday.

#5 Michael, Giants catcher Joey Bart is looked at the as the next man up to replace retired catcher Buster Posey. Giant pitcher Carlos Rondon says that Bart has a good head on his shoulders and has a good mindset. Can Bart get there?

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