SAN FRANCISCO — Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Friday he was still processing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down women’s constitutional rights to abortion, but added that his Thoughts were with those who were deeply disappointed by the decision.
The court’s decision, officially announced Friday morning, is expected to lead to an abortion ban in about half of the 50 states and comes nearly half a century after the landmark Roe v. Wade case established protections against abortion. Abortion for Women in the United States.
Kapler said he spent the majority of Friday speaking with people he trusted — inside and outside the Giants organization — about the decision, “people deeply affected by this decision.
“I spent my time processing and writing down my thoughts,” Kapler said before the Giants opened a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds at Oracle Park. “It takes time to treat like many other people who are suffering right now.”
Kapler has been outspoken about social issues before.
Late last month, after shootings in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 students and two teachers, Kapler, a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion, announced he would be staying at the clubs’ clubhouse. Giants during the national anthem. In a 700-word essay posted on his website, Kapler said the protest was about “the failure to deliver the promise of what our national anthem stands for.”
Kapler has also been a longtime advocate for the LGBTQ community and racial equality.
Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Giants and Dodgers made history by appearing in the first MLB game where both teams wore LGBTQ Pride logos.
“The way we’re going to handle this is to show that we have all the necessary conversations before the matchday and believe that those conversations will lead to full support for our players and staff,” Kapler said at the time.
In July 2020, Kapler, in a show of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter campaign, took a knee during the national anthem before a Giants game with the A’s at Oakland Coliseum.
UP AND DOWN: On Friday, the Giants moved right-hander Zack Littell to Triple-A Sacramento and recalled right-hander Yunior Marte. Littell pitched three innings in Thursday’s 7-6 loss to Atlanta, but Kapler said the team wanted to bring in a new arm in case they needed a pitcher to go multiple innings on Friday.
WADE’S PROGRESS: LaMonte Wade Jr. was scheduled to play seven innings in the outfield for Sacramento on Friday night. Wade hasn’t played a Major League game since May 18 because he suffers from inflammation in his left knee.
“We saw with LaMonte that we want him to be confident in his performance and in himself,” Kapler said. “When we bring him back to the Major League level, we want him to feel like he can do everything you need to do on the baseball field without any restrictions, so we’re going to be patient with that.”
OTHER INJURIES: The Giants also announced that outfielder Luis González, on the disabled list with a lower back sprain, is scheduled for reevaluation by Dr. Ken Akizuki on Friday. The team said it will provide another update on González’s health this weekend.
Jose Alvarez (lower back strain) will start throwing relievers this weekend, the Giants said, adding that Jakob Junis (left hamstring strain) will start a running program this weekend and is on track. to launch the mound next week.