Worth noting

• Bochy plans on talking with Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera during the Giants' upcoming series at Toronto. San Francisco cut ties with Cabrera after he received a 50-game suspension last Aug. 15. Cabrera tested positive for testosterone, a banned performance-enhancing substance.

"What happened, happened," Bochy said. "That's behind us. He's a good person."

Bochy hinted that he would give Cabrera, the Most Valuable Player of last year's All-Star Game, his World Series ring.

"Maybe," Bochy said of a possible presentation.

• Batters are striking out at a record pace, prompting an intriguing take from Bochy. "Striking out is not that bad a thing sometimes," he said. "It is [bad] when you need a productive out. But it makes the pitcher log more pitches."

• Bochy hadn't settled on his final designated-hitter candidates for the Interleague series at Toronto beginning Tuesday. Options include Buster Posey, who filled the role in three games last year; Pablo Sandoval, a DH twice in 2012; and either Andres Torres or Gregor Blanco, depending on which one of them starts in left field.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.