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He’s competing there with Brett Jones for the starting job and also brings value at guard, impressing team brass with the way he finished the 2017 campaign when given an opportunity. At 26, Halapio takes pride in being an improbable linchpin in the Giants’ reclamation project up front.
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He has done a very good job. Pio is very smart, he’s got good instincts – he snaps the ball well, which is a really refreshing thing for a center, Giants coach Pat Shurmur deadpanned. That was supposed to be humorous (laughs). But no, he does all of those things well and he’s very competitive and he knows how to play the game.

Football, on the other hand, entertains and inspires.

Dodgers: Hill (blister) will throw a four-inning sim game Saturday. He said he expects to be activated and pitch for the Dodgers next week if all goes well. … Santana (right rotator cuff strain) was placed on the 10-day disabled list. He had his right arm in a sling. … INF Justin Turner (soreness left wrist) was not in the lineup for the third time in last four games. He was available to pinch hit Friday. He could return to the lineup Saturday but is scheduled for Sunday. … Kershaw (back) played catch Friday … Maeda (right hip strain) threw a bullpen of nearly 40 pitches and could be back in the rotation next week.

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