Shaw joins Giants' Arizona Fall League roster

Shaw joins Giants' Arizona Fall League roster

SAN DIEGO -- Chris Shaw, the Giants' top outfield prospect, will attempt to develop his power and sharpen his defensive skills by joining the organization's Arizona Fall League contingent on the Scottsdale Scorpions roster.

Entering Friday, Shaw has hit 22 home runs in 119 games with Double-A Richmond and Triple-A Sacramento, his current affiliate. The left-handed batter has a .293/.347/.521 slash line.

Finding a suitable position for Shaw, 23, has been a challenge for the Giants. This season, the Boston College product has made 88 starts in left field and 18 at first base.

MLBPipeline.com ranked Shaw as the Giants' No. 2 prospect, behind infielder Christian Arroyo.

Right-handers Tyler Beede and Tyler Cyr, outfielder Steven Duggar and catcher Aramis Garcia were named Tuesday to play for the Scorpions, the traditional AFL haven for Giants prospects.

Worth noting

• Manager Bruce Bochy said that catcher Buster Posey (bruised left thumb) will return to the Giants' lineup "hopefully, maybe tomorrow."

• Bochy added that outfielder Austin Slater likely will start his Minor League injury rehabilitation assignment with Sacramento on Friday. Unfortunately for Slater and the Giants, the River Cats have only four games remaining. Slater may have to reclaim his playing shape by working out and making late-inning appearances with the Giants.

Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.