Three reasons to watch the Giants in 2015
| Rob Neyer
Rotowire: Mar 5 / 9:58a ET
News: Casilla (shin) pitched an inning of relief Wednesday and showed no signs of the shin contusion that he suffered a week ago.
Impact: Casilla had a bit of a scare during a live batting practice session on February 26 when Casey McGehee drilled a ball off of the closer's shin. The injury was never considered serious, and Casilla's appearance in Wednesday's game further proved that theory. He should be fine going forward and is currently penciled in to be the Giants' closer to start the year.
Rotowire: Feb 26 / 11:40a ET
News: Casilla was hit on the left foot by a Casey McGehee line drive during live batting practice Thursday, but merely suffered a contusion, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The incident provided a bit of a scare, but Casilla walked off under his own power and manager Bruce Bochy later confirmed that the right-hander escaped with just a bruise. Casilla recorded 16 saves over the final three months of the 2014 season after taking over closer duties from Sergio Romo, and then turned in nine scoreless appearances in the postseason en route to a World Series win. He's expected to serve as the team's endgame option this upcoming season.
StatsLLC: Feb 26 / 12:00a ET
News: Casilla was hit on his left shin by a batted ball and left for X-rays during a spring training workout Thursday.
Impact: Casilla was throwing batting practice to Casey McGehee when the reliever got hit. Casilla sustained a bruised shin and could miss his next throwing session due to soreness.