A few roster moves to report on this warm and sunny Mother’s Day morning.
Conor Gillapsie was optioned to Fresno as the corresponding move for Culberson. Culberson will be starting at second base today, which, frankly, probably can’t be worse than the other options. It makes sense to see what they have as middle infield options since Pablo Sandoval seems to be recovering quickly and Joaquin Arias has been good at third, and the middle infield is likely to be a more ongoing concern. On the Affeldt front, Blackley has been fine, but was never going to be a long term solution to any bullpen questions, so that’s not a move that should be a surprise.
The Giants behind Barry Zito take on Joe Saunders and the Diamondbacks at 1:10 this afternoon.