San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Could LaStella wind up winning the first base job?; Longoria to play at third Sunday

Former Oakland A’s second baseman Tommy LaStella seen completing the double play against the Houston Astros Alex Bergman (2) in game 4 of last season’s American League Division Series on Oct 8, 2020 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Now with the possibility of becoming the San Francisco Giants first baseman (AP file photo)

#1 With Brandon Belt out with on the injured the list the Giants are using Tommy LaStella at first base and plan on using him at the position while Belt is out. Giants manager Gabe Kaplan said LaStella has had a nice career and could see him winning the starting job there at first base.

#2 The Giants Wilmer Flores has been also been playing first base which Flores says that’s his best position but Kapler is leaning towars using LaStella at first base.

#3 Kapler plans to use Donavon Solano at third base when Evan Longoria takes a day off. Kapler will have Solano at third base, when LaStella and Flores are in the line up.

#4 San Francisco pitcher Johnny Cueto had shaken off second year Giants catcher Joey Bart to the point that they were taking too much time agreeing on what pitch Cueto was to throw. Cueto said the two are always lost and not a ringing endorsement for Bart who most likely will be sent down to Triple A Sacramento at the beginning of the regular season.

#5 Longoria didn’t play at third on Tuesday because of an inflamed heel, but he can swing a bat and he hit homers from the left and right sides. Kapler said Longoria most likely will get to see action as third baseman on Sunday afternoon.

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