Sporting a refined delivery, specifically from the stretch, Barry Zito took the mound Tuesday in Scottsdale for intrasquad batting practice and looked sharp against the likes of Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera.
Buster Posey isnt certain when his on-again, off-again schedule will ramp up into everyday baseball work. But he knows that one major test for his reconstructed left ankle is rapidly approaching.
Tim Lincecum appears to have pushed past his mild back stiffness that slowed him earlier in camp, and although his fastballs were up in the zone Monday, he was in good spirits after facing live hitters.
After another promising bullpen session Monday morning, Wilson sure sounded like his old, confident and quirky self while meeting with reporters. He asserts he will be ready to go when the games count for real.
After emerging in 2009 with a 1.04 ERA, Dan Runzler has struggled with his command. Working with Dave Righetti on his mechanics over the offseason may lead to a bigger role for the 26-year-old lefty.
Even though he hasn't played Major League Baseball since Game 5 of the 2010 World Series, Bengie Molina had yet to make his retirement official. A surprise party, attended by numerous Giant teammates, did just that.
Despite scary moments for Matt Cain and Pablo Sandoval, everyone could laugh about the most full-contact batting practice anyone could remember.More: Cain, Sandoval receive scares
On Sunday, Buster Posey competed against live pitching for the first time since May 25, when his left leg shattered in a home-plate collision.More: Posey pumped to face live pitching Posey profile
Matt Cain was struck in the leg and toppled to the ground after Hector Sanchez sent a line drive screaming up the middle. Moments later, Pablo Sandoval was drilled in the ribs by a Jeremy Affeldt fastball gone awry.