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Theriot a team player despite lost playing time

Theriot a team player despite lost playing time

Theriot a team player despite lost playing time
SAN FRANCISCO -- With Marco Scutaro having taken Ryan Theriot's everyday job at second base, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he is concerned about getting Theriot more at-bats, though he credited the eight-year veteran for his attitude during the transition.

"I've talked to him a couple times," Bochy said. "He's been great about it. He understands that Scutaro plays a great role and has been playing great baseball. He had a great attitude, and he's here to help us win any way he can. It's refreshing to have players like him."

Scutaro shifted from third base after Pablo Sandoval returned from a hamstring injury and has been hitting .337 in 26 games since the Giants acquired him from the Rockies. Theriot has batted .284 in 67 games since returning from the disabled list May 24 and has only started one out of the last nine games.

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Theriot joined the Giants in the offseason after signing a one-year, $1.25 million deal.

"It's so refreshing," Bochy said. "He has no ego. He's not worried about next year, only worried about us winning this year. He says, 'I'm ready; I want to help any way I can.'"

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