CHICAGO -- Don't expect right-hander Santiago Casilla to make a speedy return to the Giants' pitching staff from his injury rehabilitation stint with Class A San Jose.Manager Bruce Bochy didn't rule out the possibility of Casilla rejoining the Giants during their May 20-26 homestand against Oakland and Florida, but he indicated that the reliever will need more time to regain arm strength. Casilla, who was sidelined by an inflamed right elbow after making one regular-season appearance, began his rehab assignment by pitching a scoreless inning Friday night for San Jose. He was 7-2 with a 1.95 ERA in 52 outings last year, striking out 56 in 55 1/3 innings.
DeRosa gets nod at third in washed-out lineup
CHICAGO -- The Giants' lineup for Sunday's rained-out series finale against the Chicago Cubs reflected manager Bruce Bochy's intent to give Mark DeRosa a chance to entrench himself at third base.DeRosa was in the lineup, batting seventh and playing third for what would have been the second straight day. Miguel Tejada would have moved to shortstop. Tejada has started 11 games at third since Pablo Sandoval, the regular at that spot, was sidelined by a fractured hamate bone in his right hand. DeRosa was unavailable through most of that period with inflammation in his left wrist. Though DeRosa went 0-for-3 on Saturday, he twice connected solidly on ground balls, which represented progress. He's 0-for-10 since returning from the disabled list last Tuesday and 6-for-28 overall, dropping his average to .214.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.