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Jason Vosler highlights latest Giants camp cuts

The Giants optioned two players on Wednesday, and reassigned four.

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The San Francisco Giants made their third round of Major League camp cuts on Wednesday, eliminating six players from consideration for the Opening Day roster. And for the first time this spring, it included a player who seemed to have a good chance of landing on the roster when the Giants visit the Seattle Mariners on April 1.

Infielder Jason Vosler was one of two players on the 40-man roster who were optioned, joining left-handed pitcher Sam Selman. Four others were non-roster players who were reassigned: right-handed pitcher Silvino Bracho, outfielder Joe McCarthy (a 2020 Opening Day starter), right-handed pitcher Rico Garcia (who is undergoing Tommy John surgery), and recently-signed left-handed pitcher Phil Pfeifer.

It will definitely turn heads that Vosler was optioned. The team signed him to a Major League contract in the offseason — despite the fact that he’s yet to make his MLB debut — and he’s played decently in Spring Training, hitting 14-45 with 4 doubles, 1 triple, and 2 walks to 14 strikeouts.

While Vosler’s path to the roster was initially clouded by the Tommy La Stella signing, Brandon Belt’s offseason injuries and sicknesses made it seem like Vosler could crack the Opening Day roster. Belt is scheduled to pinch-hit in Wednesday night’s game, which will be his first appearance of the spring. Either the Giants expect him to be ready by next week, or they’re comfortable with an infield of La Stella, Wilmer Flores, Donovan Solano, Brandon Crawford, Evan Longoria, and utility player Mauricio Dubón.

By my count, there are now 36 players competing for 26 Opening Day spots. Teams are only allowed to carry 13 pitchers, and the Giants only have 14 position players left in camp, meaning only one of the remaining 10 cuts can be a position player.

Here’s who’s left:

Right-handed pitchers (15)

Johnny Cueto
Anthony DeSclafani
Kevin Gausman
Trevor Gott
Dominic Leone
Zack Littell
Yunior Marte
Reyes Moronta
Tyler Rogers
Aaron Sanchez
James Sherfy
Nick Tropeano
Logan Webb
Matt Wisler
Shun Yamaguchi

Left-handed pitchers (7)

José Álvarez
Caleb Baragar
Jarlin García
Scott Kazmir
Jake McGee
Wandy Peralta
Alex Wood

Infielders (6)

Brandon Belt
Brandon Crawford
Wilmer Flores
Tommy La Stella
Evan Longoria
Donovan Solano

Outfielders (5)

Alex Dickerson
Darin Ruf
Austin Slater
LaMonte Wade Jr.
Mike Yastrzemski

Position unknown (1)

Mauricio Dubón

Catchers (2)

Curt Casali
Buster Posey