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Suarez, Rodriguez full go for SF rotation

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy has yet to set the order of his starting rotation post-All-Star break, but 25-year old Andrew Suarez and 26-year old Dereck Rodriguez will be pitching with little restriction.

"We're comfortable not skipping them or having to back off at this point," Bochy said of the two rookies. "Now, that could change in a month if they're showing any kinds of signs that they could use a break. There's no plan right now to back off with either one of them."

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy has yet to set the order of his starting rotation post-All-Star break, but 25-year old Andrew Suarez and 26-year old Dereck Rodriguez will be pitching with little restriction.

"We're comfortable not skipping them or having to back off at this point," Bochy said of the two rookies. "Now, that could change in a month if they're showing any kinds of signs that they could use a break. There's no plan right now to back off with either one of them."

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Rodriguez threw three scoreless frames in Wednesday's 13-inning game and was rewarded with the win. He'll be available out of the bullpen throughout the Giants' weekend series against Oakland, according to Bochy.

Suarez is set to start the series finale Sunday.

Left-hander Derek Holland has transitioned into the bullpen since the return of Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija. Bochy expects Holland to get some starts after the All-Star break.

"There will be a time when [Holland] does get a start where we think it makes sense to give somebody a break," Bochy said. "That's the value that he gives you. He's ready to help out anywhere. It says a lot about him because he's thrown the ball well whether it's in the bullpen or starting."

Longoria nearing rehab stint
Evan Longoria has been fielding grounders and taking swings. The third baseman is "coming along really nice," per Bochy.

"He took BP in the cage, that's always a great sign," Bochy added. "I would say we're looking at seven to 10 days [from Friday] and then him starting rehab."

Giants add outfield depth
After trading Austin Jackson last week, the Giants signed veteran outfielder Peter Bourjos to a Minor League contract. In his ninth Major League season, Bourjos slashed .205/.239/.364 through 36 games with the Braves and is expected to report to Triple-A Sacramento.

"[He's] still a good athlete," Bochy said. "Can fly, really good defender. He's a right-handed bat who has a knack for scoring runs."

Martin Oppegaard is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @MartinOppegaard.

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