Andrew Baggarly

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Brian Wilson needed just 15 pitches to record three outs against Angels minor-league hitters. The Giants wanted Wilson to get more work in so they asked the Angels for a favor.

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The Giants pulled the ol' switcheroo Thursday to get Tim Lincecum ample pitches and deny the Rockies the chance to see them.

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Emmanuel Burriss is hitting .417 this spring and should be in line for a roster spot, which is why when he felt his hamstring pull Wednesday, he didn't hesitate to take action.

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Eric Surkamp didnt lack for motivation over the winter. But he needed to improve his mind, too especially after his first Cactus League outing was another rough one. Enter Tim Lincecum.

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Buster Posey has felt comfortable experimenting with an old-school, two-piece catcher's mask all spring, but he won't be wearing it this year.

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The Giants adjusted the pitching schedule for Brian Wilson due to some mild soreness in his right arm. Given what happened to Wilson last season, it's important to be cautious at this point.

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Freddy Sanchez will play catch Wednesday and is likely to take infield on Thursday. Its possible he could play second base in a game Friday, Bruce Bochy revealed.

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Ryan Vogelsong, who was sidelined for three weeks because of a strained lower back, threw roughly 40 pitches while facing hitters on a back field Tuesday morning. He will face the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

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Buster Posey caught a spring-high six innings on Tuesday, and had a very productive outing. Giants manager Bruce Bochy liked what he saw, but he wants to see more.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy has again pulled outfielder Nate Schierholtz from his Cactus League lineup due to an arm injury.

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Andrew Baggarly breaks down the Giants' spring roster like only an Insider can. Only one player on his long list gets an 'Incomplete' grade, and his name is Buster Posey.

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If the Giants skip Ryan Vogelsong's first turn through the rotation, that would put Matt Cain in line to start the home opener April 13 against the Pirates, an assignment the veteran Giant doesn't take lightly.

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Sunday, it was Bruce Bochy expressing doubts about whether his second baseman would be ready for opening day. Monday, Freddy Sanchez himself acknowledged a frustration with his lack of progress so far this spring.

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Gregor Blanco, the MVP of the Venezuelan winter league, leads the Giants with a .444 average. His seven stolen bases lead all of MLB, and he also ranks second in the majors with 10 runs.

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Brian Wilson is a well-known gym rat, but his new routine, in which he is joined by fellow reliever Clay Hensley in a military-style regimen, is a sight to behold in Scottsdale.

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