Competing for a Starting Job



SAN FRANCISCO – As the 2017 season approaches, it’s time for the San Francisco Giants to start assessing opportunities for the number five starting spot.

The position is open to Tyler Beede, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound right-hander. His success in 2016 has proved him to be a top competitor that has potential of pushing by the others. The first-round pick in 2014 will begin his season at Triple-A Sacramento. Beede isn’t the only one up for the starting spot.

Matt Cain can also be expected to show serious effort to secure the spot. Ty Blach, a left-hander who helped the Giants grab the 2016 Wild Card Game over the Dodgers, and Clayton Kershaw. Chris Stratton and Clayton Blackburn will also be given serious consideration for the starting job. Albert Suarez, a right-hander, will continue to be a favorite for relief duty if he doesn’t win a starting spot. With spring training getting underway, Tyler Beede will be one to keep an eye on.

– Meghan Burke


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