SCOTTSDALE -- Bruce Bochy has been all about the "slow play" this spring, but that should change by the middle of next week.
Bochy said Angel Pagan will make his spring debut Tuesday and Denard Span should trade in DH duty for center field around the same time. Hunter Pence (Achilles tendinitis) returned to workouts Saturday and could be in right field by Wednesday or Thursday. That's about the date the Giants have targeted for Brandon Crawford (sore shoulder) to play shortstop. Finally, Matt Cain is a day or two away from playing catch after having the stitches removed from his right arm.
It's unlikely that Bochy will put all the regulars together in the same game, but at the very least the Giants could get an early look at their new outfield: Pence in right, Span in center and Pagan in left. Bochy is already pleased with what he's seen in workouts.
"To watch (Pagan) every day and the time he's putting in out in left field, he's really spending a lot of time," Bochy said. "He wants to get where he needs to be."
The Giants had a split-squad day on Saturday so both lineups lacked regulars. Buster Posey was the only starter playing the field at Scottsdale Stadium after Brandon Belt got scratched because of a sinus infection.
Other notes from a day the Bochys lost 7-5 to the Rangers but Ron Wotus got a 6-2 win out in Goodyear ...
ICYMI: Mac Williamson was the standout at Scottsdale Stadium. Here's my story about his two-homer day. And here's my feature on Ricky Romero, the former All-Star trying to resurrect his career with the Giants.
AROUND THE LEAGUE: James Wagner of the Washington Post wrote a feature about Yusmeiro Petit, who is now a National.
NOTEWORTHY: If you’re a Rangers fan and you’re reading this for some reason, congrats on Joey Gallo! The massive prospect put on the type of BP show that you almost never see from big leaguers, hitting one blast so high that it nearly hit the top of the light tower as it came down. If he’s in the big leagues and you have a chance to go watch him take BP, do it … Juan Ciriaco got George Kontos out of a jam, leaping to catch a soft liner to third and then throwing to first to complete a double play … Trevor Brown drew two walks and scored twice as the backup first baseman.
THE OTHER GAME: Across the valley in Goodyear, Chris Stratton and Adalberto Mejia combined for four scoreless innings to start the day ... Cory Gearrin struck out two in his inning ... Ray Black finally got into a Cactus League game, walking one in a scoreless inning.
QUOTABLE: "The first time out he might have been a little hyped up there." -- Bochy on Tyler Beede, who walked three in two-thirds of an inning.