SF Giants' Spring Training Report: Full Update of Surprises, Busts and Injuries

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SF Giants' Spring Training Report: Full Update of Surprises, Busts and Injuries
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Barry Bonds spent a week with the Giants as a hitting instructor.

With less than two weeks remaining before the regular season begins, the San Francisco Giants are preparing in earnest for the upcoming season. 

After a very disappointing 76-86 season in 2013, the Giants are focused on playing better fundamental baseball, making the playoffs and another postseason run.

Perhaps the biggest thing that can be said about this spring is the lack of drama in the Giants' camp. While this can be a bit boring, what it really means is that things are progressing fairly smoothly and the Giants are going about their business.

In this case, no major surprises is a good thing. If the biggest news out of Scottsdale is that Barry Bonds spent a week in camp as a hitting instructor, then things are just methodically moving forward, which is just how manager Bruce Bochy likes it.

The Giants are preparing for the marathon of a 162-game season. They have made some key additions to their roster, including Tim Hudson and Michael Morse.

In addition, the Giants brought back several of their own players whose contracts had expired at the end of the 2013 season. Hunter Pence, Tim Lincecum, Javier Lopez and Ryan Vogelsong, all members of the 2012 world championship team, are back in the fold.

With the final cuts just a few days away, let's take a more detailed look at some of the more interesting storylines coming out of the Giants' camp this spring.

All regular season stats courtesy of baseball-reference.com.

All spring training stats courtesy of mlb.com.

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