SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Since the spring schedule has forced the Giants to wait a couple of days before launching their exhibition rotation in earnest, Yusmeiro Petit will start Wednesday's Cactus League opener against the Oakland A's.
Thursday is a scheduled off-day for the Giants. Rather than treat it as an interruption, the Giants will begin using their projected starting pitchers in sequence Friday, when they play split-squad exhibitions against Oakland and Milwaukee.
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