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When it came time to look at free-agent offers, Morse said DeRosa was a big reason he chose to play in San Francisco.

“He told me this was the place to play,” Morse said. “He thought highly of this place.”

DeRosa played with the Giants in 2010-11.

NOTES: Position players are scheduled to report Tuesday. … Hard throwing LHP Edwin Escobar is expected to start the season at Triple A, after making 10 starts in Double A a year ago. “We want him starting for now,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “He’s ahead of where he was last year at this time. He has a better look about him.” … Bochy said there’s an emphasis on pitcher’s fielding drills earlier this year. It was a problem last season. “I don’t think we executed as well as we should have,” he said. “We’re spending more time on it and getting people focused.”