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San Francisco Giants Spring Training Preview: Infielders

Jun 6, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) and second baseman Joe Panik (12) congratulate each other on a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Giants won 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 6, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (35) and second baseman Joe Panik (12) congratulate each other on a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Giants won 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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As we continue our spring training previews, today we will focus on the San Francisco Giants infielders.

The starters are pretty much set in stone, but there are plenty of players competing for back-up roles across the infield.

The goal during spring training will be to find the player that is versatile enough to play across the infield, and also deliver some quality at-bats off the bench.

The San Francisco Giants added a number of veteran players such as Gordon Beckham and Jimmy Rollins to this competition in the offseason that could be a real boost to the team if they perform well.

There are also several players who have helped the Giants in the past and are looking to rejoin the big league club like Kelby Tomlinson, Conor Gillaspie and Kyle Blanks.

Then we’ll also look at some of the younger guys who are mainly in spring training to get some experience for the future. Although, there is always a chance they could breakout and make the big league club out of spring training.

The Giants desperately need someone who can play shortstop to give Crawford a rest every now and then, which is why I think they brought Rollins in this spring. It will be interesting to see if the former MVP and switch hitter can return to some of his old form with the Giants this year.

We’ll start out by taking a look at the starters, which are pretty much locked in stone except maybe third base.

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