The San Francisco Giants will be all smiles at Scottsdale Stadium Friday morning as two of the main cogs from their 2010 World Series championship run make their Cactus League debuts in catcher Buster Poset and second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Buster is expected to catch two innings as the Black and Orange take on the Cincinnati Reds, with Matt Cain scheduled to take the mound for the Giants. As for Freddy, he'll be making his first appearance in a bit more limited fashion as he will be the designated hitter as he still isn't fit to play the field in a game just yet with his surgically repaired right shoulder. First pitch is at 12:05 p.m. PT.
As for the rest of the weekend the Giants have a pair of spilt squad games as they take on Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium with Shane Loux taking the mound in that game and Barry Zito taking on the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium. Both games start at 12:05 p.m. PT with coverage of the Angels game on MLB.TV.
Eric Surkamp will take the mound on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, with first pitch set for 1:05 p.m. PT. (remember daylight savings time!)
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