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Giants appear to set their Opening Day roster

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We’ve got the names!

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On Monday, the San Francisco Giants wrapped up their Cactus League play with a game against the Oakland A’s. And on Tuesday, they appeared to set their Opening Day roster, barring, you know ... /gestures wildly at the roughly five million moves that the Giants have made over the last few years.

Two days after re-assigning left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir and right-handed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi, and optioning outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr., the Giants re-assigned four right-handed pitchers: Trevor Gott, Dominic Leone, Zack Littell and, perhaps a touch surprisingly, Nick Tropeano.

And so with that, the Giants Major League camp, which once exceeded 70 players, has been trimmed down to 27 names — just one more than they’re allowed to carry on Thursday when they open the season against the Seattle Mariners.

But one of those 27 is left-handed pitcher Alex Wood, who will open the season on the Injured List.

So that puts the total at a nice and crisp 26 names, which means we now know the likely Opening Day roster. Here it is:

Starting pitchers

RHP Johnny Cueto
RHP Anthony DeSclafani
RHP Kevin Gausman
RHP Aaron Sanchez
RHP Logan Webb

Right-handed relievers

Reyes Moronta
Tyler Rogers
Matt Wisler

Left-handed relievers

José Álvarez
Caleb Baragar
Jarlín Garcia
Jake McGee
Wandy Peralta

Catchers

Curt Casali
Buster Posey

Infielders

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

Outfielders

Alex Dickerson
Darin Ruf
Austin Slater
Mike Yastrzemski

Utility

Mauricio Dubón

There’s always the chance that the Giants will make some last minute moves, to trade for someone or grab a player off of waivers. You can never feel confident that they’ll stay put. But until that happens, this looks to be the crew that heads to Seattle.

A few short notes on it:

  • The Giants clearly feel that Brandon Belt is nearly ready after a wild offseason in which he had surgery, the coronavirus, and mono. He only had 9 plate appearances this spring, but the team feels comfortable putting him on the roster to start things off. There will be no Joe McCarthy situation this year.
  • Five left-handed relievers! Five! That’s fun.
  • Wandy Peralta is out of options, but his inclusion is probably still a surprise for many, especially at the expense of right-handers like Tropeano and Yamaguchi.

Your 2021 San Francisco Giants, folks. At least until things get invariably shuffled up.