The Giants will face Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Vogt this season, and if fans tune into an AL East game, they might see Joe Panik of the Toronto Blue Jays hit a ball that's caught by Kevin Pillar of the Boston Red Sox.
The days of limited roster turnover are over, meaning more former Giants than ever are showing up in other camps. But it's not just the big names who are getting going right now. Plenty of old friends are still around as non-roster invitees and I went through the spring training media guide to check out the non-roster lists for every team. Here's a rundown of some players with Giants ties that you might have lost track of, and some you might have assumed retired years ago:
Arizona Diamondbacks: Keury Mella. The right-hander was a pretty decent prospect when the Giants included him with Adam Duvall in the Mike Leake trade, but never panned out.
Chicago White Sox: Adalberto Mejia
Atlanta Braves: Charlie Culberson, Yangervis Solarte
Baltimore Orioles: Ty Blach. Hey, he once started Opening Day for the Giants!
Boston Red Sox: Tommy Joseph, John Andreoli. Joseph was the powerful prospect who brought Hunter Pence to San Francisco eight years ago.
Cleveland Indians: Cameron Rupp. He was in Giants camp last spring competing for the job that ultimately went to Erik Kratz, who will be mentioned a bit later.
Colorado Rockies: Mike Gerber, Julian Fernandez. A Rule 5 pick in 2017, Fernandez had Tommy John surgery before ever pitching for the Giants and then rehabbed with the Marlins last year before getting returned to his original team. He was originally hesitant about having surgery but some veterans pointed out that it was the best thing for his career, and he made more than $1 million while rehabbing. It worked out well for him.
Houston Astros: Drew Ferguson. The outfielder was in Giants camp last year as a Rule 5 pick.
Los Angeles Angels: Neil Ramirez
Los Angeles Dodgers: Connor Joe, Anthony Garcia. The 2019 Opening Day left fielder spent the rest of last season back in the minors with the Dodgers.
Miami Marlins: Pat Venditte
New York Mets: Rene Rivera, Eduardo Nuñez, Johneshwy Fargas, Jarrett Parker. All of these guys are in Mets camp and receiving less attention than fellow non-roster invitee Tim Tebow.
New York Yankees: Dan Otero, Erik Kratz
Oakland A's: Ian Gardeck. A hard-throwing right-hander, Gardeck was opening eyes in Giants camp in 2016 before his UCL gave out. He had Tommy John surgery and then needed a second one as he was on the verge of coming back. Root for this guy to stay healthy, he has been through a lot.
Philadelphia Phillies: Francisco Liriano
Pittsburgh Pirates: Derek Holland, Williams Jerez, Nik Turley, Andrew Susac. If you see Pirates-Mets on the spring TV schedule, tune in for old friends. Also, how 'bout Susac still being in a camp? He's somehow only 29 years old.
San Diego Padres: Kyle Barraclough, Chase Johnson
Texas Rangers: Jason Bahr, Derek Law, Tim Federowicz, Matt Duffy. Nobody in SF has forgotten Duffy, who is trying to stay healthy and win a backup job. Bahr was the prospect attached to Cory Gearrin and Austin Jackson so the Giants could dip under the tax.
Tampa Bay Rays: D.J. Snelten. A trading partner with the Giants for so many years, the Rays have just one old friend. Snelten got his fastball up to the high 90s this offseason and got a job in part by promoting himself on social media.
Toronto Blue Jays: Ryan Dull, Joe Panik, Ruben Tejada. One of these guys played a week for the Giants, one played a month and one will never have to buy a drink in San Francisco.
Washington Nationals: Fernando Abad, David Hernandez, Mac Williamson. After a stint in South Korea, Williamson is back.