San Francisco Giants Morning Commute: Hector Sanchez, Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro Updates


Feb 28, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants DH Hector Sanchez (29) grimaces after fouling off his right foot during their spring training baseball game with the Oakland Athletics at Phoenix Municipal Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY

The San Francisco Giants topped the Chicago White Sox yesterday in a come from behind, 9th inning, rally. This evening, they have a rare spring night game against the Texas Rangers at 6:05 pm. They are on the road in Surprise, AZ.


Hector Sanchez made some waves yesterday playing first base. He looked good over there and will give Bruce Bochy more options in the regular season. Best part of Sanchez playing 1B has to be this from Baggarly.

"“Scared?” Wotus said.“Me?” Sanchez said, puffing out his lower lip. “I’m not scared of nothing. NOTHING. Piece of cake.”"

From Andrew Baggarly (CSN Bay Area): Hector Sanchez is a work of art at first base

From Alex Pavlovic (Mercury News): SPRING NOTES: Sanchez gives Bochy another option; Mays has a lesson for Morse


The Marco Scutaro saga continues. Will he be ready? Who will play 2B if he’s not? Here’s the way it is. There is no way Scutaro is ready for Opening Day. Yes, he took batting practice yesterday, but really, his spring is just beginning. That was his first batting practice of the spring. Yes, he’s feeling better. But no, you won’t see him on Opening Day, and probably for a few weeks after that. That’s just my opinion. I fully expect to see Joaquin Arias playing 2B full-time come March 31st, with some other option thrown in there at times. Let’s face it folks, we have a Freddy Sanchez situation on our hands. Scutaro may play this season, and hopefully he does, but that clock is ticking on his career (and body).

John Shea (SF Chronicle): Marco Scutaro on back issues: ‘really frustrating’ — SF Giants must consider other second-base options


Angel Pagan was supposed to be in yesterday’s lineup. Then they updated it and it wasn’t. They said he had a pre-planned “non-medical” appointment. But from there, things get muddy. Then it turned out it was a doctor’s appointment, and the Giants are being pretty tight-lipped about it. It could be nothing. I mean, who wants all their medical business out there. But when it comes to looking at something potentially being wrong with Pagan, after dealing with having him out last season, well, it’s a bit concerning. Especially if it’s nothing serious, then just say that.


Finally, the Giants made just a few more cuts and re-assignments yesterday.