Giants contemplating next step for Mota

Giants contemplating next step for Mota

SAN FRANCISCO -- A week and a half removed from losing Melky Cabrera to a 50-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, the Giants are close to being able to activate Guillermo Mota from his 100-game ban.

Mota is eligible to play again starting Tuesday and has been pitching for Triple-A Fresno for the past week to get ready for a possible return.

"He threw last night, and he's throwing the ball well," Bochy said before Friday's game against the Braves.

Bochy said the team isn't sure what course of action it will take once Mota becomes eligible to return and that he will meet with general manager Brian Sabean and vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans in the near future to discuss their plans.

"We'll talk about that situation and about what we'll do," Bochy said.