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Considering opting out
Posey said Saturday that he is contemplating sitting out the 2020 season due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. "Yeah. Definitely. I think there's still some reservation on my end as well," Posey said. "I want to see how things progress over the next couple weeks. It would be...naive or silly not to gauge what's going on around you."
On short list to close
Gott may have worked his way up the bullpen hierarchy after striking out seven in 4.2 Cactus League innings.
Unlikely closer candidate
Rogers could enter the closer conversation for the Giants after posting a 7:1 K:BB in 4.1 scoreless Cactus League innings.
Rotation chances increase
Strong chance for No. 5 role
Multiple opinions led to TJ surgery
Beede, who's scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday in Texas, arrived at his decision after consulting with multiple doctors, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. "As Tyler consulted with multiple doctors on this, in-person visits and also providing his scans, that was kind of the increasing consensus of the group of doctors that we were consulting, that surgery was advisable," president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said during a conference call with reporters Thursday.
Receiving second opinion on elbow
Backup job wide open
Solid chance at Opening Day spot
Potential for utility role
Good fit for AL rotation
Could get qualifying offer
'Lock' to get qualifying offer
Wants to rejoin club in 2020
Could be non-tendered
Candidate for future 1B work
Probably won't move to first
Giants not ruling out big-money SP
May return for final stretch
Avelino, who went 2-for-4 with three RBI against Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, could return to the Giants for the final 10 days or so of the season.
2019 debut delayed
Oblique could bug him
Could get semi-regular run
Gerber, who leads the Pacific Coast League with 41 doubles this season, could get semi-regular playing time for San Francisco down the stretch.
May play regularly in September
Dubon, who has posted a 127 wRC+ in 22 games since joining Triple-A Sacramento, could play close to every day over the final month of the season.
Early-September return on tap
May be cut candidate