The shuffling has begun.
Ahead of today’s 1 p.m. deadline, the Giants have started officially sorting out who will be at their summer camp 2.0. Billy Hamilton, Trevor Cahill, Pablo Sandoval and Yolmer Sanchez all will be there after a procedural move Sunday morning, in which the four were released, but they all were set to re-sign before the deadline.
The quartet came into spring training 1.0 on minor-league deals, and it’s possible those contracts contained opt-outs that explain the need for new pacts. Regardless, the four will be there starting Wednesday, all with solid chances of latching on to the 40-man (and 30-man) roster once games begin. Because the 40-man roster is full, that indicates a lot more moves are coming.
On Friday, the Giants released two veteran righties and an outfielder, Tyson Ross, Nick Vincent and Jaime Westbrook, anticipating there would not be room in the 60-player pool that they must decide upon today. There will be a crunch that is exacerbated by an obligation to bring at least four top prospects in to ensure reps, as Farhan Zaidi has confirmed Joey Bart, Heliot Ramos, Marco Luciano and Hunter Bishop will be in camp. There may be others as well.
Most, if not all, of the 40-man roster is expected to take part in the Oracle Park training, as well as those prospects and several invites on minor-league deals. Others who were in major league camp 1.0 on minor-league deals include Darin Ruf, Zach Green, Tyler Heineman, Rob Brantly, Andrew Triggs and Trevor Oaks.