Manager Bruce Bochy just told us the starters’ order for the first few Cactus League games, and in doing so let us know his current plans for the regular-season rotation.
That rotation would go:
Lincecum before Vogelsong is a bit of a surprise, given their seasons last year. Bochy offered no explanation for the reasoning but reiterated that nothing should be read into it.
“I don’t want these guys to get caught in it and I don’t want to send that message either,” Bochy said. “At the end of the year, if they’re all healthy, knock on wood, they’ll all all be in the same spot.”
Vogelsong will start Saturday’s Cactus League opener against the Angels. The regulars who will play are Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro and Buster Posey.
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