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Wednesday BP: Alex Wood could return next week

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The Giants have rotation decisions to make.

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Hello and happy Wednesday.

The San Francisco Giants had a presumed starting rotation when they entered Spring Training: Kevin Gausman, Johnny Cueto, Anthony DeSclafani, Aaron Sanchez, and Alex Wood.

Then Wood suffered a physical setback with his back, and Logan Webb stole the show at Spring Training, and suddenly the rotation looked different.

But now Wood is about ready to return. He pitched on Tuesday for the San Francisco By Way of Sacramento Alternate Site Giant River Cats (that’s the official team name, buy some merch), and seems to be healthy. Manager Gabe Kapler has been transparent that Wood will return to the active roster soon, and that the Giants view him as a starter.

So now what? Through two passes of the rotation, Webb is the only starter who looks shaky, so a demotion for him seems the clear move. Will that be to the bullpen, or to the Alternate Training Site? And what happens if, say, Sanchez has a horrible outing next week?

Not knowing what talented player to demote to make room for another talented player is a good problem to have, but it’s certainly not one that Giants fans are particularly used to.


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What time do the Giants play today?

The Giants play the Reds today at 12:45 p.m. PT.

Hope you all have a great Wednesday.