Blanco slated for lion's share of time in left

Blanco slated for lion's share of time in left

SAN FRANCISCO -- With the Xavier Nady-Gregor Blanco platoon in left field on hold due to Nady's strained left hamstring, the left-handed-batting Blanco got the start against the Dodgers and lefty Chris Capuano on Saturday.

Bochy said that Blanco will get the regular playing time in left as Nady recovers, and that Brandon Belt will only shift to left field from first base when Buster Posey takes a game off behind the plate by manning first.

"For the most part, you'll probably see Gregor out there when we don't have Belt [in left]," Bochy said.

Belt got his first playing time in the outfield this season when he started in left field Friday, and Belt said before Friday's game that he felt comfortable with the position switch, joking that he'll try second base and catcher next. He was back at first base Saturday.

"He was comfortable and he felt fine out there and saw the ball well," Bochy said Saturday. "The day games are a little tougher here with the sun coming out, and that's why Gregor is out there today."