Giants lineup: Posey catching, Belt in RF, no DH

March 13, 2012, 5:03 pm
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Bruce Bochy has announced his lineupfor the Giants home game against the Chicago Cubs at Scottsdale StadiumTuesday.San Francisco GiantsAngel Pagan, CF
Melky Cabrera, LF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Buster Posey, C
Aubrey Huff, 1B
Brandon Belt, RF
Ryan Theriot, 2B
Brandon Crawford, SS
Madison Bumgarner, LHPThis is as close to what may be Bruce Bochys Opening Daylineup as weve seen so far in Cactus League play.

The only potential changes I can think of would be Freddy Sanchez starting atsecond base, assuming hes healthy and ready to go, and Nate Schierholtz inright field over Brandon Belt, who will either be on the bench or in Triple-A. Ofcourse, Tim Lincecum will be on the bump instead of Madison Bumgarner as well.Buster Posey is in his usual spot, catching and battingcleanup, and is scheduled to catch four innings. Bochy said Monday that Poseywill get the nod to DH in Wednesdays game.Other than Brandon Crawford, every played in Bochysstarting lineup got the day off Monday against the Kansas City Royals inSurprise.Aftey a flurry of transactions cut down the Giants spring roster, Bochy cangive his projected starters and players fighting for a big-league job moreopportunities to see game action.Nate Schierholtz is not in the lineup after playing Monday. He is nursing abruised hip that does not appear to be serious.Mike Fontenot expected to play against the Cubs after missing time with a groininjury, but is not in the starting lineup or on Bochys extras list. Check back after the game for updates on Fontenot andSchierholtz from Bochy.The only other interesting aspect of Tuesdays lineup is the noticeable absenceof a designated hitter. Bumgarner will get his hacks in at the plate inaddition to what will likely be four innings of work.

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