AT&T PARK — Sidelined starter Johnny Cueto is slowly making his way back to the San Francisco Giants.
Originally put on the 10-day disabled list on July 15 with blisters, Cueto, who’s rehab start last week was derailed by a mild flexor strain, was set to be checked out by team doctors before Monday’s game with the Chicago Cubs.
“He’s going to get looked at by the docs today,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “If they think he’s good to go, then he’ll start throwing in a few days.”
Tuesday rehab still a possibility for Melancon
The Giants still aren’t entirely certain when Mark Melancon’s next rehab outing will come, but it could be as soon as Tuesday for the High-A San Jose Giants.
“He threw a little bit today,” Bochy said. “He’s going to get evaluated. If all goes well, he could pitch in San Jose tomorrow.”
Melancon has been stuck on the DL since June 28 with a right pronator strain.
No updates on Belt
As of batting practice, Bochy didn’t have anything new to report on the concussed Brandon Belt, who he’d yet to see at the park.
“It’s going to be a few days before he’ll start feeling a little better, I think,” Bochy said. “He’ll get evaluated by our docs again today.
Bochy on 756: ‘You consider yourself fortunate to be a part of [it]’
Ten years to the day after Barry Bonds launched home run No. 756, the all-time home run king was hanging out in the dugout and behind the cage during batting practice.
“It was a historic moment that you consider yourself fortunate to be a part of,” said Bochy, who was in his first year with the Giants at the time.