• Gary Brown continued to perform impressively in the Giants' 4-3 exhibition loss to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, making two catches in center field where the swirling winds forced him to adjust the paths he took toward each fly ball drastically. "He's a gifted outfielder," Bochy said. "He has good speed and gets good reads on the ball."
• Competition for what probably will be one vacancy in the bullpen already has become more intense. Though the two-game sample size is small, Giants relievers have allowed one run and nine hits in 16 innings. "I was really concerned about where the pitchers would be as far as command. It's been pretty good," Bochy said.
• Of the 69 players in camp, 11 are appearing in their first Major League camp: right-handers Brett Bochy, Edward Concepcion, Edwin Escobar, Chris Heston and Jose Valdez, left-handers Michael Kickham and Josh Osich, and infielders Brock Bond, Adam Duvall, Ricky Oropesa and Kensuke Tanaka.