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Giants 2020 roster: These 51 players initially coming to Summer Camp

Giants 2020 roster: These 51 players initially coming to Summer Camp

The Giants were the last of the 30 MLB teams to release their initial player pool rosters. When the news came shortly before noon Monday, there were no real surprises. 

The Giants had several healthy 40-man guys who did not make the cut, most notably Chris Shaw, although it's possible that a couple of them are added later. They also will need room to add non-roster invitees like Pablo Sandoval and Billy Hamilton before Opening Day. As expected, the Giants included several top prospects in their pool.

The initial roster for the season has been expanded from 26 players to 30, but teams must cut down to 28 two weeks into the 60-game season and then get down to 26 after two additional weeks. Here are the 51 players who will be in camp initially.

Catchers

Buster Posey, Rob Brantly, Tyler Heineman, Joey Bart

Right-handed pitchers

Johnny Cueto, Jeff Samardzija, Kevin Gausman, Logan Webb, Trevor Gott, Tyler Rogers, Shaun Anderson, Sam Coonrod, Dany Jimenez, Dereck Rodriguez, Trevor Cahill, Tyler Cyr, Rico Garcia, Luis Madero, Carlos Navas, Trevor Oaks, Andrew Triggs

Left-handed pitchers

Drew Smyly, Tony Watson, Tyler Anderson, Jarlin Garcia, Conner Menez, Wandy Peralta, Sam Selman, Andrew Suarez

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Infielders

Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Evan Longoria, Pablo Sandoval, Wilmer Flores, Mauricio Dubon, Donovan Solano, Yolmer Sanchez, Abiatal Avelino, Zach Green, Darin Ruf, Marco Luciano

Outfielders

Mike Yastrzemski, Hunter Pence, Alex Dickerson, Jaylin Davis, Steven Duggar, Joe McCarthy, Austin Slater, Billy Hamilton, Heliot Ramos, Joey Rickard. 

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Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow provide outlook on different 2020 MLB season

Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow provide outlook on different 2020 MLB season

With Spring Training 2.0 opening up around Major League Baseball this weekend, no one is more excited about the return of our National Pastime than the legendary voices of Giants baseball, Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow. 

“I’m thrilled," Kuiper said during a recent conversation. "I’m thrilled for me, personally, selfishly that I get to go to the ballpark and do a game with Mike. Now I can’t wait for the schedule to come out and drive to the ballpark. I’ll even be happy stuck in traffic driving to the park.”

“Well, he’ll be happy for like two days stuck in traffic.” Krukow said.

And there’s a lot to look forward to in what will be a season unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. Instead of a marathon, it’s become a 60-game sprint, which Krukow believes is a huge advantage for a team like the Giants.

“It’s a golden opportunity," Krukow said. "Everyone keeps talking about the rebuild. Well, the Giants have one of the older teams in baseball. What older teams have learned, especially the ones who have been champions, they learn the importance of chemistry. They learn the importance of a good attitude. And I think that is going to be paramount when they gather up.

"We thought the Giants had a great spring training. There was really a nice foundation being laid of a positive vibe. If they get off to a good start, it’s a sprint. They could be in the playoffs. And once they get into the playoffs, who knows what could happen.”

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