SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy is entertaining the possibility of returning Aubrey Huff to first base while playing Brandon Belt, who has been stationed exclusively at first, in right field. Belt played 14 games in the outfield last year, his first professional season. He occupied right field in 11 of those games and left field three times at Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Fresno (he played only first base at Class A San Jose). He did not commit an error as an outfielder. For the second day in a row Tuesday, Belt has refreshed his outfield skills by shagging fly balls in right during batting practice. Bochy indicated that Belt might be ready to make the switch in "another day or two."
Bochy has been dissatisfied with San Francisco's defense, which could benefit from Huff's return to the spot where he started 97 games last year.