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Bochy to reveal final roster cuts Saturday

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Manager Bruce Bochy said that the Giants will announce their final roster cuts Saturday to trim the contingent to the Opening Day limit of 25.

The Giants entered Friday with a 29-man spring roster. Two of the subtractions are obvious, as second baseman Marco Scutaro (back) and left-hander Jeremy Affeldt (right knee) will go on the 15-day disabled list.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Manager Bruce Bochy said that the Giants will announce their final roster cuts Saturday to trim the contingent to the Opening Day limit of 25.

The Giants entered Friday with a 29-man spring roster. Two of the subtractions are obvious, as second baseman Marco Scutaro (back) and left-hander Jeremy Affeldt (right knee) will go on the 15-day disabled list.

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Juan Gutierrez, Derek Law and Jean Machi remain in contention for the final bullpen job. The fifth outfielder's role has come down to non-roster invitee Tyler Colvin and Juan Perez.

With Scutaro sidelined, infielder Brandon Hicks, a non-roster invitee who entered Friday hitting .364, likely will earn an Opening Day roster spot.

"I think he's the perfect utility player," Bochy said.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat.

San Francisco Giants, Tyler Colvin, Juan Gutierrez, Brandon Hicks, Derek Law, Jean Machi, Juan Perez