Baseball will officially be underway on Saturday, as pitchers and catchers for the San Francisco Giants report to Spring Training in Arizona. We've got a list of all of the battery players who are scheduled to report right here for you.
Returning Starting Pitchers:
40-Man Roster Pitchers:
Non-Roster Invitee Pitchers:
Non-Roster Catcher Invitees:
With the pitchers, there are no real surprises among the starters, as the rotation appears set. It will be worth keeping an eye on how well Surkamp performs in Spring Training, to see whether he is improving or could be a viable call-up should something go wrong with the starting five. Minor league prospects like Edlefsen and Hembree could force Runzler out of his spot in the bullpen, unless they are still attempting to transition him to a starting role.
On the catcher front, it should be a heated three-way battle between Sanchez, Stewart and Whiteside to see who starts the season as Posey's backup. It would be safe to say that, barring an extreme case of Bochyball breaking out, Whiteside is the odd man out there. If Sanchez's bat outshines Stewart's in Arizona, he may find himself with the job.
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