NEW YORK -- San Francisco's temporary manpower shortage may be fixed by the end of Saturday's game. Ryan Theriot, who did not fly with the team on Thursday due to an illness, was expected to arrive at Citi Field sometime during the game, though he was delayed and thus unavailable.
"Theriot is not here right now, but he's on his way. I can't tell you what time he'll be here," manager Bruce Bochy said. "I'd use him in an emergency, but I'm sure he's pretty washed out. Still, the extra body, as you saw last night, can always help out."
Theriot, 32 years old, signed with the Giants in the offseason and is batting .190 -- with a matching on-base and slugging percentage -- in his first seven games. The versatile infielder won a World Series ring with the Cardinals last season, but he hasn't played since going 1-for-4 and playing 11 innings in Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Philadelphia.
The next day, when the Giants were scheduled to fly to New York, Theriot showed up under the weather.
"He was pretty bad," said Bochy. "When he showed up on the day off -- when we flew out here -- [they] said he was really bad and gradually got even worse. He threw up quite a few times, and doctors did not want him flying."