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(Left to Right) Mark DeRosa, Tim Lincecum, and Pat Burrell
No one doubts that Pat Burrell was a major factor in getting the Giants to the post-season last year. And, with Burrell’s one-year contract (signed without an agent), he is now ready to do whatever it takes to help the Giants win the NL West once again.
Whether it be some time in left field, or a clutch pinch-hit late in the game, Burrell’s spring training stats, so far, are proving that he is ready for opening day.
Many will agree that Mark DeRosa’s numbers this spring training are proving that his wrist is doing well. After missing the majority of last season due to his wrist injury and surgery, DeRosa is ready to contribute wherever he can. Whether it be sharing some time at third base, or playing a corner outfield position, DeRosa is eager to help the Giants improve even more this season.
This spring has also shown that if experienced second baseman Freddy Sanchez were to get injured, Mike Fontenot will certainly be ready to step in and not miss a beat. Fontenot is batting .286 this spring, and he is confident that he can produce when his number is called this season.