Giants call up OF prospect Luis Matos from Triple-A

ST. LOUIS -- The San Francisco Giants recalled outfielder Luis Matos on Wednesday from Triple-A Sacramento.

Matos batted second against the St. Louis Cardinals and went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the Giants' 8-5 victory in 10 innings.

Matos, from Venezuela, was hitting .398 with a 1.120 OPS and seven home runs over 24 games at Sacramento. At 21, he was the youngest player in Triple-A.

Matos was pulled from the River Cats' game Tuesday night after outfielder Mitch Haniger was hit by a pitch that night and suffered a fractured right forearm in the third inning of the Giants' 11-3 win over the Cardinals.

When he was pulled, Matos was already 1 for 2 with a solo homer. Matos, who began this season in Double-A Richmond before being promoted in mid-May, has homered in three straight and in five of his last six games.

Matos entered this season as San Francisco's No. 7 prospect, according to MLB.com.

The Giants also recalled infielder David Villar. Haniger was placed on the 10-day injured list and right-hander Keaton Winn was optioned to Sacramento.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.