Giants start second half with Longoria beginning his minors rehab

While Brandon Crawford was at the All-Star game, Buster Posey was recovering from the cortisone shot he was to get in his left hip and the rest of the Giants were golfing, wine-tasting and checking in on Mickey Mouse during the break, the landscape of the National League West changed markedly.

When the Dodgers open the second half in Milwaukee, they will welcome beastly hitter Manny Machado to their lineup. When the Giants take the field at the Oakland Coliseum, in their ceaseless bid to prove they really are more than an 81-81 team, their biggest news will come from the training room.
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