With each outing better than the previous one, Eric Surkamp was having a good spring. However, he recently went for an MRI exam on his left elbow and is awaiting results.
Ryan Vogelsong, who made his spring training debut on Mar. 23, will start Monday's game vs. the Royals with the idea of throwing 40 pitches.Rewind: Vogelsong not satisfied Vogelsong expected to start on DL
Zito faced 18 batters on Sunday and gave up nine hits plus two walks in 2 13 innings. Although he had to finish his workload in the bullpen, Bruce Bochy made it clear Zito is the team's fifth starter.
Chris Stewart or Eli Whiteside will make the club based on their ability to call a game, catch and throw... but both will get a chance to take hacks for the Giants on Sunday when Stewart catches Zito and Whiteside checks in at DH.
No, Joaquin Arias wasn't projected to make the Giants, but on a pitching-and-defense team, his work with the leather is stating a serious case for a 40-man roster spot.
Hector Sanchez, who hit a home run and a double Saturday to raise his spring slugging percentage to .935, was a long shot to crack the Giants' roster, but is forcing manager Bruce Bochy to reconsider.
With the emergence of Emmanuel Burriss this spring, the Giants are exploring what their surplus of infielders could bring in the trade market, a source confirmed to Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly.
Bruce Bochy wants to see Aubrey Huff and Brett Pill get reps in left field this spring in order to gauge how they would be able to handle the position during the season. Unfortunately, the defensive tests haven't come often.
Nate Schierholtz's defense has never been questioned, but as he continues to struggle at the plate this spring, manager Bruce Bochy said after Friday's game that his starting job is not guaranteed.
For the first time since the May 25 collision that wrecked his ankle, Buster Posey stood ready to receive a throw with a runner bearing down on him. He didn't record the out, but was happy with how he positioned himself.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged Friday that the organization is leaning toward putting both Ryan Vogelsong and Freddy Sanchez on the disabled list to start the season.
Ryan Vogelsong seemed miffed after his brief outing Friday. The Giants are being extra cautious with the right hander, and it could affect his season.
Today's announcement that Joe Torre is returning as MLB's vice president of on-field operations does not bode well for Bruce Bochy and his quest to change the rules regarding home plate collisions.
The Giants didnt have a hit into the seventh inning Thursday night, and you couldnt blame 56-year-old manager if he felt like picking up a bat. Forty-nine year old Jamie Moyer retired all 12 batters he faced.