Jean Machi

SFG: San Francisco Giants Mailbag: Bullpen, Joe Panik, Kontos or Machi

Mar 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) signs autographs for fans prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) signs autographs for fans prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants are getting closer and closer to the end of Spring Training and the beginning of the 2015 season. There are still position battles to be sorted out, players recovering from injuries, and other more general questions heading into the 2015 season.

In this week’s Giants Mailbag, we discuss the potential overuse of the bullpen in 2015, if Joe Panik will step up in Pablo Sandoval’s absence, and which pitcher, George Kontos or Jean Machi, will earn the final spot in the bullpen.

Click here to read the rest of the story at Golden Gate Sports.

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San Francisco Giants: Position Battle Updates

Feb 26, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Francisco Giants pitcher Jose Casilla (72) stands with his teammates during opening ceremonies at Scottsdale Stadium prior to their exhibition game with the Oakland Athletics. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

This article was originally published on Golden Gate Sports.

Going into Spring Training for the San Francisco Giants, there were about four or five open spots on their 25-man roster.

The position battles that have to be worked out in Spring Training are for two, possibly three, spots in the bullpen, a backup infielder spot, and a fifth outfielder spot.

Here are some updates on each position battle: