Giants reliever Smith still on track for Opening Day

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March 18, 2017 - 6:43pm
Giants reliever Smith still on track for Opening Day In the competition to become Mark Melancon's principal setup man, do not sleep on left-hander Will Smith. Smith largely has been forgotten this spring because of an elbow injury, but he debuted with a scoreless inning against the Rockies on Friday night could challenge Derek Law and Hunter Strickland for eighth-inning supremacy. Will Clark arrived for his annual camp visit Friday, later than usual because he underwent hip-replacement surgery in January. The ever-popular former Giant has resisted full-time coaching work because he wanted to be home to raise his autistic son, Trey. [...] Trey is grown and Clark expanded his role with the Giants last year at general manager Bobby Evans' behest, seeing the minor-leaguers every other week and occasionally coming to San Francisco to work with big-leaguers.

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