Buster Posey is not in the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday.
This was actually a scheduled day off that was announced Monday. Posey hits the bench, Andrew Susac works behind the dish and Brandon Belt will handle first base. Posey is available off the bench if need be, but Bruce Bochy wants him to get a full day of rest.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Joakim Soria will throw a bullpen session Thursday.
Soria was acquired last season by the Tigers as an insurance policy for the struggling Joe Nathan but he found himself getting injured just six games after being acquired which forced him to miss more than a month. In 13 games with the Tigers last season Soria went 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA after posting a 2.70 ERA with the Rangers prior to the trade. The Tigers expect Nathan to be their closer heading into the season which will mean Soria will once again be in a set up role. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba