SCOTTSDALE -- Asked how his wrist was feeling a day after getting nicked by a backswing, Trevor Brown responded by taking out his cell phone. He had taken a photo Monday of a left arm that was badly bruised and swollen. A day later, you could hardly tell Brown had gotten hurt.
The young catcher was feeling strong enough Tuesday that he took BP on the field and swings in the cage. Brown wasn't ready to play in a split-squad doubleheader, but he should return in a day or two. "I'm feeling pretty good," he said.
Brown's competition for the backup spot, Andrew Susac, is also making strides. Susac will catch five innings in a minor league game on Tuesday afternoon and then return to Scottsdale Stadium to let it loose in the cage. He has a bone bruise and inflammation in his surgically-repaired right wrist, and while throwing and receiving hasn't been an issue, Susac feels shooting pain when swinging at 100 percent. The Giants are still trying to figure out exactly what the issue is.
"Susac is a mystery, to be honest, with how he feels," manager Bruce Bochy said after Monday's game.
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The Giants added minor league catcher Miguel Olivo and prospects Aramis Garcia and Matt Winn for the day so they could make it through the doubleheader. Buster Posey and George Kottaras are the only fully healthy catchers in camp at the moment, and Posey had a pre-planned day off. Olivo will catch Jake Peavy, which should provide a weird moment for Bochy. Olivo last caught Peavy in 2005 with the Padres, when Bochy was their manager.
"He threw 98 back then," Olivo said, smiling.