Report: Giants “On the Lookout” For An Outfielder

Opening Day is quickly approaching, and the San Francisco Giants are trying to put the final touches on their 25-man roster by adding another outfielder, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Another outfielder is a broad statement, but I doubt anything big is in the cards. If anything, adding another outfielder would strictly be a depth move because they’re unimpressed with the current corps.

September 22, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants pinch runner Francisco Peguero (14) celebrates after scoring a run against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at AT

Andres Torres has had a less-than-impressing spring. He’s made three base running errors over his last three games, but he’s hitting .333 in just 12 at-bats. He and Gregor Blanco figure to be platoon partners in left field.

Meanwhile, Francisco Peguero’s spectacular spring has him in line to make the roster as the fifth outfielder. He’s leading the Giants with .412 batting average, and also has five RBI.

Angel Pagan and Hunter Pence are locks to start in center field and right field, respectively. But left field is up for grabs if the Blanco-Torres platoon doesn’t workout.

 

 

Topics: San Francisco Giants

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