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Melky back in action; Arias still out

Melky back in action; Arias still out

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Melky back in action; Arias still out
SAN FRANCISCO -- A partial day's rest for his ailing left foot was all that Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera needed to return to the starting lineup.

Cabrera was a late scratch Wednesday when an irritation similar to a corn, as manager Bruce Bochy described it, became excessively painful. Cabrera felt fit enough to pinch-hit in the eighth inning, though he grounded out to third base.

Cabrera, the only Giant to have appeared in every game this season, has a history of durability. He averaged 152 games per season from 2009 to 2011.

Infielder Joaquin Arias remained out of the lineup as he continued to mend his bruised left forearm. Arias tried hitting and fielding early Thursday morning, but Bochy decided to rest him for at least one more day.

"He's not quite ready," Bochy said. "He's still a little sore. He can't quite let the bat go."

Arias was injured Tuesday when he was hit by a pitch from Colorado's Jeremy Guthrie. He had started 15 of 19 games at that point.

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