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Giants announce callups

PHILADELPHIA — Most of the transactions the Giants announced Tuesday were expected, as roster limits expanded to 40 across the Major Leagues.

First baseman-outfielder John Bowker, first baseman Jesus Guzman and right-hander Waldis Joaquin were recalled from Triple-A Fresno. The left-handed-batting Bowker and the right-handed-swinging Guzman will give manager Bruce Bochy more options off the bench, while Joaquin, a hard thrower, will deepen the bullpen.

Infielder Rich Aurilia and outfielder Andres Torres were activated from the 15-day disabled list, providing even more depth.

In a procedural move, infielder Emmanuel Burriss, whose season ended prematurely with a broken foot, was recalled from Fresno and moved to the 60-day disabled list. This cleared a roster spot for right-hander Brad Penny, whose Minor League contract was purchased. Penny will start Wednesday here, filling the No. 5 spot in the pitching rotation.

– Chris Haft

Sanchez, Joaquin in; Sadowski, Guzman out

SAN FRANCISCO — As expected, Freddy Sanchez’s status was officially added to the 25-man roster Saturday, but it’s unknown at this point whether he’ll be in the lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies.

First baseman Jesus Guzman was optioned to Triple-A Fresno to clear roster room for Sanchez.

Another sequence of player moves has been signed, sealed and delivered: Right-hander Ryan Sadowski was optioned to Fresno, while right-hander Waldis Joaquin was recalled from Double-A Connecticut. Joaquin could be here for only a few days — to be precise, until the Giants need a fifth starter, which will be Wednesday at Houston.

Sadowski reported discomfort in his shoulder after his four-inning stint Friday against Philadelphia, but had the malady been serious, he likely would have gone on the 15-day disabled list. After pitching shutout ball over 13 innings in his first two starts, Sadowski allowed 14 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings spanning four outings.

Joaquin opened the Giants’ eyes in Spring Training. He posted a 2.08 ERA and struck out nine in 8 2/3 innings spanning eight appearances. With Connecticut, he was 4-5 with a 2.67 ERA in 36 games, having allowed only 36 hits but walking 28 in 54 innings.

– Chris Haft 

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