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Hunter Bishop called back up for a special Giants-Mariners family affair


PEORIA, Ariz. — The Bishop brothers will share a field again.

Hunter Bishop, the Giants’ outfield prospect, was called back up to major league camp Thursday and is set to sub in for Mike Yastrzemski. When he does, he’ll be roaming the same territory as Braden Bishop, his older brother, who debuted last season for the Mariners.

The 26-year-old Braden is in Seattle’s starting lineup in center for the afternoon game at Peoria Sports Complex, which will be the second time Hunter takes a major league field for a game. The first-round pick last year debuted in major league spring camp Tuesday, going 0-for-2 against the White Sox.

It’ll be a special moment for the Bay Area brothers, Hunter a graduate of Serra High School in San Mateo, Braden St. Francis in Mountain View.

Hunter has played center most of his life, and the Giants haven’t shown a desire to move him to a corner. Meanwhile, the flexibility around the team is being showcased Thursday.

Yolmer Sanchez, who has played second and short so far, is getting a look at third. Austin Slater, who played everywhere with Triple-A Sacramento, is getting his first game action at first this spring.

Slater said he has a glove for just about every position except catcher, and he’ll need it this season as they try to fit his right-handed bat in the lineup.

Here’s the full lineup for a game that will include Tyler Beede’s and Logan Webb’s camp debuts:

1. Mike Yastrzemski, CF
2. Wilmer Flores, 2B
3. Alex Dickerson, LF
4. Austin Slater, 1B
5. Joe McCarthy, RF
6. Yolmer Sanchez, 3B
7. Tyler Heineman, C
8. Donovan Solano, SS
9. Joey Rickard, DH

 

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