Giants Manager Sets Pitcher's Role To Begin 2023 Season

The San Francisco Giants have seven potential starters.

Giants Manager Gabe Kapler has confirmed that Alex Wood will be a regular part of the team's starting rotation in the 2023 season.

Despite the Giants possessing seven potential starters, Kapler believes that Wood will be a valuable asset to the rotation.

Wood had a difficult 2022 season, finishing with a 5.10 ERA across 130.2 innings and struggling to find the right shape for his slider. However, he's made some adjustments to his pitching technique during the offseason, and his slider is reportedly back on track.

The thirty-two-year-old considers himself a starter and is excited about his progress and believes that his down year was due to not finding the right shape for his slider.

He has raised his arm slot by a few inches, which has helped him get his slider back on track. Wood likely slots in toward the back of the Giants' rotation, but Kapler has confirmed that he views him as a regular starter.

The southpaw starter is just one year removed from when he compiled a decent 3.83 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, with 152 strikeouts across 138.2 innings and 26 starts. He also held a 10-4 record. Photo Credit:  Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports