Giants' Casilla clears up his visa issue

Giants' Casilla clears up his visa issue
February 20, 2014, 2:45 pm
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Santiago Casilla is expected to arrive in time to take part in Saturday's workout. (USATI)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Since the Golden State Warriors lay claim to the term “full squad,” let’s just say the Giants expect to have their entire band back together this weekend.

Right-handers Santiago Casilla and Jose De Paula have received their U.S. visas and are scheduled to travel to Arizona on Friday. They’re expected to take part in Saturday’s workout.

Casilla has been throwing off a mound at the Giants’ complex in the Dominican Republic. He sent a tape of two sessions to Bruce Bochy, although the manager joked that he only saw one pitch each time.

Casilla, 33, should expect his fair share of ribbing once he arrives. Not only is he getting to Scottsdale Stadium a week late, but his younger brother, Jose, had no such visa issues. Jose Casilla is a 23-year-old right-hander who came back from Tommy John surgery last year.

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