Giants brass considering tweaks to lineup

Seeking a spark for their struggling offense, Giants general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have discussed lineup changes, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Among the possible tweaks: first baseman Aubrey Huff moving to left field (in place of the injured Mark DeRosa), third baseman Pablo Sandoval shifting to first base, second baseman Freddy Sanchez taking over at third base and infielder Juan Uribe starting at second base.

That plan may need to be put on hold. Renteria tweaked a hamstring injury Tuesday night and Bochy said his shortstop "could be down for a little while."

For now, however, Sabean told the newspaper that the Giants won’t promote prospect Buster Posey, who can catch and play first base. According to Sabean, the Giants want to make sure Posey is ready and that they can guarantee him regular playing time before he is recalled. At this time, Bengie Molina still is the starter behind the plate.

DeRosa is eligible to come off the disabled list but likely won’t be activated until next week at the earliest. He told reporters Tuesday that he will travel to Baltimore this week to get a second opinion on his surgically repaired wrist. He has been diagnosed with nerve inflammation.

Seeking a spark for their struggling offense, Giants general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have discussed lineup changes, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Among the possible tweaks: first baseman Aubrey Huff moving to left field (in place of the injured Mark DeRosa), third baseman Pablo Sandoval shifting to first base, second baseman Freddy Sanchez taking over at third base and infielder Juan Uribe starting at second base.

That plan may need to be put on hold. Renteria tweaked a hamstring injury Tuesday night and Bochy said his shortstop "could be down for a little while."

For now, however, Sabean told the newspaper that the Giants won’t promote prospect Buster Posey, who can catch and play first base. According to Sabean, the Giants want to make sure Posey is ready and that they can guarantee him regular playing time before he is recalled. At this time, Bengie Molina still is the starter behind the plate.

DeRosa is eligible to come off the disabled list but likely won’t be activated until next week at the earliest. He told reporters Tuesday that he will travel to Baltimore this week to get a second opinion on his surgically repaired wrist. He has been diagnosed with nerve inflammation.

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