Giants all but set Opening Day roster, Pablo Sandoval makes it but outfield still in flux

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By 95.7 THE GAME
Following the close of the Bay Bridge Series on Tuesday night, the Giants continued to whittle down the roster, all but settling on the 25-man group that will head to San Diego for Opening Day on Thursday.

The team will carry 12 position players and 13 pitchers.

Pablo Sandoval, Rule 5 picks Connor Joe and Travis Bergen and outfielder Michael Reed are in. Infielder/outfielder Alen Hanson and catcher Tom Murphy out. Mac Williamson, who’s X-ray came back negative after he was drilled in the right hand on Tuesday night, is hanging on by a thread.

The injury could send Williamson to the injured list, saving him, at least temporarily, from being cut off the roster.

Here’s how the 25-man roster, which is likely to shift quickly under the watch of President of Baseball Ops Farhan Zaidi, is set to shake out for now:


Madison Bumgarner

Derek Holland

Drew Pomeranz

Derek Rodriguez

Jeff Samardzija



Travis Bergen

Sam Dyson

Trevor Gott

Mark Melancon

Reyes Moronta

Will Smith

Nick Vincent

Tony Watson


Position Players

Brandon Belt

Brandon Crawford

Steven Duggar

Connor Joe

Erik Kratz

Evan Longoria

Joe Panik

Gerardo Parra

Buster Posey

Michael Reed

Pablo Sandoval

Yangervis Solarte