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Bochy tabs Arias as Giants' emergency catcher

DENVER -- With Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list and Emmanuel Burriss in Triple-A, the Giants temporarily need an emergency catcher. In the wake of Friday's game, when Buster Posey left the game after eight innings and was replaced by Hector Sanchez, manager Bruce Bochy was asked Saturday which lucky Giant would have filled in behind the plate had Sanchez been sidelined.

Bochy's choice: infielder Joaquin Arias.

"He probably doesn't know it yet," Bochy jokingly said.

Arias makes sense due to his dexterity and versatility on defense. However, he has never played an inning behind the plate in 11 professional seasons.

DENVER -- With Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list and Emmanuel Burriss in Triple-A, the Giants temporarily need an emergency catcher. In the wake of Friday's game, when Buster Posey left the game after eight innings and was replaced by Hector Sanchez, manager Bruce Bochy was asked Saturday which lucky Giant would have filled in behind the plate had Sanchez been sidelined.

Bochy's choice: infielder Joaquin Arias.

"He probably doesn't know it yet," Bochy jokingly said.

Arias makes sense due to his dexterity and versatility on defense. However, he has never played an inning behind the plate in 11 professional seasons.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.