The other day I was browsing the San Francisco Giants Baseball Reference page, something I do with alarming regularity, when I realized that Cristhian Adames had only one plate appearance for the team.
I struggled to remember whether Adames had been caught in the middle of the Giants record-setting roster shuffling and already waived, or if he was still around. For a few moments I thought the former, and figured Adames’ Giants tenure would end with one measly plate appearance. He’d be gone but not almost certainly forgotten.
By the end of the day, Adames had played an entire game, and added five plate appearances and a trio of hits to his Giants résumé.