At this point in the spring, players are focused on getting their work in to be ready for the start of the season. Unless you’re a rookie or marginal player trying to land a job, statistics are largely meaningless.

With more than three weeks remaining before the start of the season, there is still plenty of time for a player to find his groove.

Spring training in 2015 for the Giants has already been more eventful than last year. Manager Bruce Bochy underwent a heart procedure and right fielder Hunter Pence broke his arm when he was hit by with a fastball from Cubs prospect Corey Black.

Pence is expected to miss six to eight weeks, which will place his return sometime into mid-to-late April. His string of 383 consecutive games, the longest current streak in baseball, will come to an end.

As the defending world champions, the Giants ideally want a quieter and less eventful spring training.

On the positive, Matt Cain and Tim Hudson, who are both returning from surgeries, look strong and have suffered no setbacks.

However, there are players who are off to slower starts than is ideal. Nevertheless, there is still plenty of time for those players to get on track.

Let’s take a look at five players who have had sluggish or disappointing springs thus far.



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