Arias returns to action after injury

Arias returns to action after injury

Arias returns to action after injury
SAN FRANCISCO -- Joaquin Arias returned to the Giants' lineup Friday at third base, having recovered sufficiently from the bruised left forearm that forced him to miss Wednesday's and Thursday's games against St. Louis.

Arias was injured when he was hit by a pitch from Colorado's Jeremy Guthrie on Tuesday. X-rays revealed no fracture.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy had Arias in the original lineup but didn't finalize the utility man's playing status until watching him hit in batting practice.

"Is he 100 percent? No," Bochy said.