SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants didn't take batting practice on the field today, but there was a Giant out there an hour before first pitch. Sergio Romo played another game of long toss with bullpen catcher Taira Uematsu, the final step before starting a rehab assignment.
Romo is scheduled to pitch an inning -- or throw about 20 pitches -- for the Sacramento River Cats on Monday. That'll start the "check the boxes" tour. He'll go back-to-back games at some point and then possibly pitch a multi-inning stint. It appears Romo will be back soon, which would leave just one player -- Ehire Adrianza -- on the disabled list. Elsewhere on the health front, the Giants got good news with Angel Pagan. He's ready to go tonight after missing a game with a sore hamstring.
"It is a good sign," Bochy said of Pagan, who earlier missed 11 games with a strain in the same hamstring. This time, it was just one day of soreness, and Bochy thought that might have been related to all the running around Pagan did on the bases Friday. Pagan felt enough tightness afterward "to make him nervous."
As for the other corner outfielder, Hunter Pence (hamstring soreness) needs another day. "My sense is he'll be ready to play (Monday), but that's not definite," Bochy said.
The Giants only carry one true backup outfielder, but Kelby Tomlinson will start doing more work out there during BP. Before talking to reporters, Bochy met with general manager Bobby Evans. They both agreed that Tomlinson can handle more on his plate.
"He's so comfortable at shortstop and second, he can start getting more work pre-game in the outfield," Bochy said.
--- The starters are out for the upcoming series against the Padres: It'll be Johnny Cueto vs. Drew Pomeranz, Jeff Samardzija vs. Andrew Cashner, and Jake Peavy vs. James Shields.
--- The Giants' .700 winning percentage in May is the best in the big leagues.