Taking infield as full-squad workouts begin
Friday, Feb. 24
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Though nothing’s finalized, the lineups of Giants at each infield position during the first full-squad drills of Spring Training were still worth noting.
Aubrey Huff, Brandon Belt and Brett Pill were at first base. Emmanuel Burriss and Mike Fontenot occupied second base. Brandon Crawford and Ryan Theriot handled shortstop. Pablo Sandoval was the lone third baseman.
Late in batting practice, Fontenot, Theriot and Burriss all took grounders at shortstop.
Crawford remains a superior defender. Late in the fielding drill, when the left-side infielders made throws to first base, each of Crawford’s pegs were flat, hard and accurate. He is truly a pleasure to watch.
Huff provided some hilarity after bobbling a grounder that took a somewhat bad hop. “First error of the year,” he exclaimed.
Bench coach Ron Wotus, who was hitting grounders, responded with friendly (I think) sarcasm. “Twelve minutes in” Wotus said. “That’s a good sign.”
— Chris Haft