SPRING NOTES – FEBRUARY 23, 2012 TRAINING

NEWS AND NOTES FROM DAY 6 –Brian Wilson completed his second bullpen session of camp and he seemed to throw a lot harder than he did on Monday. Tim Lincecum also threw for the first time since being scratched with back stiffness. Dan Runzler also looked good in his session. Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti was pleased with how all three pitchers’ bullpens went today.

HI, MY NAME IS – New Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera made his first appearance at Giants camp today as this was the day that position players had to report. Minor league infielder Chris Dominguez also arrived today as well as outfielder Juan Perez.

BY THE NUMBERS – The Giants now have a total of 66 players in camp. The roster consists of 33 pitchers, 7 catchers, 16 infielders and 10 outfielders.

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “This is the best young catching talent that I’ve ever had in camp” – Giants manager Bruce Bochy on the Giants young catching corps.

CAMP CELEBRITIES – Former Giants great Will Clark is currently in camp. Clark leaves tomorrow but will be back in late March for another week. J.T. Snow and Jeff Kent are due to arrive tomorrow.

SMILE! – Giants team photographer Missy Mikulecky made her annual debut at camp today, taking pictures of players that the Giants Community Fund will use for their yearly Junior Giants pamphlet. Some of the pics that Missy had to get were of Jeremy Affeldt brushing his teeth, Javier Lopez applying sunscreen to his face and Nate Schierholtz eating vegetables.

PLEASE SIGN HERE – Today was the last day for players to sign baseball’s, bats and jerseys for the Giants’ Community Relations department. Madison Bumgarner, Mike Fontenot, Conor Gillaspie, Aubrey Huff, Buster Posey and Ryan Theriot, all spent a lot of time this morning and afternoon signing dozens of items.

GO WARRIORS! – Emmanuel Burriss and Brandon Crawford went to U.S. Airways Arena last night to witness the Warriors pull out a great win against the Suns. However, Burriss didn’t see the best quarter as he left in the third with the Warriors ahead by 20.

For more complete coverage of Spring Training go to sfgiants.com

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