Schierholtz scratched from lineup


Schierholtz scratched from lineup

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Nate Schierholtz and "late scratch" are terms that Giants manager Bruce Bochy uses in the same sentence more than he prefers.

Bochy had to use it again Tuesday morning.

After writing what could be a version of the Giants' opening-day lineup, Bochy had to replace Schierholtz with right fielder Gregor Blanco. Bochy described Schierholtz's injury as a tight flexor extensor muscle in his right (throwing) forearm.

Schierholtz already missed a little time last week with a sore hip. He's still considered the starting right fielder, but his history of nagging injuries is one of the reasons that non-roster outfielder Gregor Blanco is considered a lock to make the club. Blanco is pushing Angel Pagan and Schierholtz for a larger role, too.

In other lineup news, it looks as if Ryan Theriot will get the first shot to replace Freddy Sanchez at second base. Sanchez isn't taking infield practice today -- another clue that he'll start the season on the disabled list.

Finally, Ryan Vogelsong is about to face hitters on a back field. Check back for an update on that.

REWIND: Vogelsong tests back with 45-pitch bullpen session

Here's the rest of the lineup, which will face Arizona prospect Trevor Bauer.

CF Angel Pagan
LF Melky Cabrera
3B Pablo Sandoval
C Buster Posey
1B Aubrey Huff
RF Gregor Blanco
2B Ryan Theriot
SS Brandon Crawford
P Barry Zito

Can't wait to see Bauer pitch. The former UCLA star and No.3 overall pick warms up by throwing from foul pole to foul pole. He's been called a Lincecum clone.

Giants lineup: Nunez in right field against Padres

Giants lineup: Nunez in right field against Padres

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With the Giants shuffling players around, Eduardo Nunez finds himself manning right field Saturday evening against the Padres.

San Diego Padres:
1. Manuel Margot (R) CF
2. Cory Spangenberg (L) LF
3. Wil Myers (R) 1B
4. Yangervis Solarte (S) 2B
5. Ryan Schimpf (L) 3B
6. Hunter Renfroe (R) RF
7. Austin Hedges (R) C
8. Erick Aybar (S) SS
9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

San Francisco Giants:
1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
2. Brandon Belt (L) LF
3. Buster Posey (R) C
4. Michael Morse (R) 1B
5. Christian Arroyo (R) SS
6. Conor Gillaspie (L) 3B
7. Eduardo Nunez (R) RF
8. Drew Stubbs (R) CF
9. Matt Cain (R) P


Giants move Crawford from bereavement list to 10-day DL

Giants move Crawford from bereavement list to 10-day DL

Brandon Crawford, who was already on the bereavement list, has been placed on the 10-day DL by the Giants on Saturday.

Crawford has already served three of the 10 days due to his stint on the bereavement list. The Giants' shortstop is dealing with a right groin strain.

In 21 games this season, Crawford is hitting .263/.284/.434 with two home runs. He won his second Gold Glove last season. 

Rookie Christian Arroyo is taking his place at shortstop on Saturday.