Youngsters to see playing time down stretch

Youngsters to see playing time down stretch

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy has said he'll do what's best for the team in September and that means giving the young players a chance to play.

"You still go out there and try to win every game," Bochy said. "There's nothing wrong with making changes. That's what I had to tell Jeff Francoeur (who cleared waivers on Friday and is a free agent). He's a great guy to have in the clubhouse, but it's time to see what Brett Pill can do."

Nick Noonan, who will return when rosters expand on Sept. 1, will see more action at second base as Marco Scutaro will be given more time off during the last month of the season.

Outfielder Francisco Peguero, ranked as the Giants' 10th-best prospect, also will see more action now that he's recovered from a concussion.

"You'll see we'll try to get them in there as much as possible," Bochy said. "We'll try to do what is right."

Rick Eymer is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.