Bochy still hoping to greater utilize Theriot

Bochy still hoping to greater utilize Theriot

Bochy still hoping to greater utilize Theriot
SAN FRANCISCO -- With Marco Scutaro thriving at second base, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he still remains concerned with finding playing time for Ryan Theriot, the Giants' previous starter at the position.

Since being acquired from the Rockies, Scutaro has hit .322 with 33 RBIs in 36 games and has registered multi-hit games in 10 of his last 19 games entering Tuesday. Theriot lost his regular job when Scutaro shifted from third base to second after Pablo Sandoval returned from a hamstring injury, and Theriot has been mostly relegated to pinch-hitting duties as of late.

Bochy, who has left open the option of having Theriot play left field, credited the 32-year-old veteran with remaining upbeat and ready to contribute. Theriot got a rare start last Friday against the Cubs, notching two hits and a walk as well as scoring a run.

"He got the start in Chicago, but it's hard to take Marco out," Bochy said. "He's going to be out there, and I'm going to have to find ways to keep [Theriot] sharp. I will say, though, that he's been doing a nice job of keeping himself ready. He had a nice game in that start against the Cubs."