San Francisco Giants' slugger Pat Burrell was scratched from the lineup with right-foot soreness during Friday night's game versus the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Burrell was originally supposed to hit sixth in the Giants' Friday lineup as the designated hitter, but he was scratched just before the game. The news came via Jim Moorehead from the Giants' public relations department.
Bill Hall replaced Burrell as the designated hitter, hitting in the seventh spot.
Burrell is hitting .236 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs this season.
Is this do or die time for Bill Hall? The Giants have Brandon Belt and Mike Fontenot coming back soon, and someone will have to go. The consequence could be a left-out Bill Hall.
Hall is hitting just .223 with two home runs and 14 RBIs this season.