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SF Giants’ Opening Day roster includes Joey Bart, but not Marco Luciano

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SF Giants' Opening Day roster includes Joey Bart, but not Marco Luciano

SAN DIEGO — Joey Bart’s last day in the Giants’ organization hasn’t arrived yet.

Finalizing their Opening Day roster Thursday morning, the Giants opted to carry three catchers, including the former second overall pick. While the team won’t carry three catchers all season, Bart cannot be sent to the minors without passing through waivers and the move potentially increases the chances he goes unclaimed.

By using one of the 26 roster spots on Bart, the Giants will open the season with only 12 pitchers. The group includes Blake Snell, though the recently signed reigning Cy Young winner isn’t expected to pitch until at least the second turn through the rotation.

Also among the pitchers to break camp with the big club was Landen Roupp, who started spring by not even throwing off a mound because of a back injury last year but pitched his way onto the big-league roster, likely as a swingman who can help lighten the load on the rotation that has at least two members — Snell and Keaton Winn — not at full strength to begin the season.



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