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Q and A with Giants GM Brian Sabean
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More with Brian SabeanQ: Randy Johnson has been on the disabled list since July 6 with a left shoulder strain. How is he doing? A: We'll test him when we get back home. He's in Arizona rehabbing. We don't know when he'll be able to throw. With each day that passes, you wonder what he'll be able to do when he gets the ball in his hands. To me, it's something we can't really count on. Q: Which position will Pablo Sandoval play long-term? A: At this point in time, he's our third baseman. What happens down the line is up to him. But he has to be open to what our needs are. He also could be above-average at catcher or first base. You watch him move around, it belies his look. He's pretty athletic, quick for his body type. Q: Early thoughts on Freddy Sanchez? With all the scouting reports, all the video you have (of him as an opponent), when you watch him every day, you can understand why he's won a batting title, why he's so adept at second base. He's got a clock for what he wants to do at home plate, what he needs to do in the field. He puts the bat on the ball, does what (a) situation dictates. He has power, a nose for RBI situations. He's as good at moving the ball around as anybody I've ever seen. Q: What are you going to do at catcher? Buster Posey is your top position prospect and was your first-round pick in 2008. Bengie Molina is your cleanup hitter and a free agent at the end of the season. A: We'll let it play out. Bengie has been our fourth hitter the last two years. At that position, he's still one of the better run producers. Posey is in Triple A. To me, that's a world away for a kid who is a year out of college. We'll address it at the end of the year, look at both options.
Ken Rosenthal, FOXSports.com