Junis has been diagnosed with a more serious Grade 2 strain at 3:57 p.m.
Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports (Twitter link).
3:08PM: Due to a left hamstring strain, the Giants have placed right-hander Jakob Junis on the 15-day injured list.
Junis was injured in last night’s game when he slipped off the mound and had to be removed. Heliot Ramos, an outfielder from Triple-A, has been brought up to replace Junis on the active roster.
Junis’ recovery schedule will be determined until he receives an MRI, but the injury is obviously serious enough that the Giants pushed ahead with the IL placement even before more hamstring testing were completed.
Junis will now be out for at least the next 15 days, and possibly longer if the strain turns out to be a more serious problem.
Junis has seemingly become the latest pitcher to have a career renaissance in the Bay Area after signing a one-year, $1.75MM free agent deal with San Francisco in March.
Junis pitched with the Royals from 2019 to 21 and had a 5.36 ERA over 240 innings, but in 2022 he has a 2.63 ERA, 47.8% grounder rate, and 5.3 percent walk rate in 48 innings. Advanced stats (especially a.231 BABIP and a.266 wOBA, which is well behind his.325 xwOBA) suggest that some regression is likely, but the 29-year-old Junis has had a very strong start in terms of bottom-line numbers.