The San Francisco Giants are getting ready for the start of their 2012 Cactus League season on Saturday, and on Thursday manager Bruce Bochy spoke about some of the faces who'll be seeing take the field in their preseason premiere. One of those faces unfortunately won't be Buster Posey, but a slew of starters are slated to take on the Brewers on Saturday.
Per Andrew Baggarly On Twitter:
Saturday exh opener lineup includes 1B Huff, 2B Fontenot, SS Crawford, 3B Pablo, OF Melky, Pagan and Nate. Stewart at C.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) March 1, 2012
Buster isn't really struggling per se, the team is simply remaining cautious with him, knowing that he still has a few things to work on before getting completely back to the grind:
Bruce Bochy said they could push Posey, but he hasn't checked off all sliding, baserunning boxes. "But I'll say he's close," Bochy said.— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) March 1, 2012
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