In addition to the youthful adds, the Giants also made some other roster moves that may or may not appease you, depending on your love of who your favorite backup catcher is – or should I say, was? Speculation through last night had the Giants carrying three catchers but things changed drastically from those reports as Eli Whiteside was optioned to AAA Fresno and Chris Stewart was traded to the Yankees in exchange for right-handed minor league reliever George Kontos.
Yes – that’s right. The Giants, who were so apparently concerned with Buster Posey‘s workload behind the dish are carrying two catchers, he and Hector Sanchez. In addition, Bochy also made mention (h/t Shea) that he will be comfortable allowing Hector Sanchez to be used in a pinch hitting role resulting in Pablo Sandoval catching.
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Here is the official 25-man roster: