The Giants have 10 uniformed personal from Venezuela on the field this season (shown here with a gravity-defying Greek): Yusmeiro Petit, Hector Sanchez, Ehire Adrianza, Jose Alguacil, Gregor Blanco, Pablo Sandoval, Guillermo Moscoso, Marco Scutaro and Jean Machi (Caracas native, Jose Mijares not pictured and George Kontos elevating)
On July 2, 1954 Ray Monzant became the first player from Venezuela to play for the Giants when he started the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. This year the Giants have 9 players and 1 coach representing the South American country.
Guillermo Moscoso & Pablo Sandoval
yusmeiro Petit & Marco Scuato
Pablo Sandoval & Gregor Blanco
Jean Machi & Guillermo Moscoso
A group of players working out on the main field
There’s a lot that goes on during Spring Training, but everything is done as a team. It may be stretching, going over the finer points of catching, taking BP, throwing, or even picking up baseballs; learning how to work together is just as important as everything else.
Another group works out on the 2nd field at Scottsdale Stadium
Mike Fontenot and Brandon Crawford
Austin Fleet and Shawn Sanford going to the 1/2 practice field
Nate Schierholtz takes batting practice while Aubrey Huff, Ron Wotus and Jose Alguacil look on
Andrew Susac, Buster Posey, BIlly Hayes and Eli Whiteside go over catching with Bruce Bochy
The outfield group picking up baseballs