SAN FRANCISCO -- At the current rate, Melky Cabrera might be able to double his 2012 salary of $6 million by entering free agency this offseason.But Cabrera, baseball's hottest hitter in May, insisted that pre-empting free agency by negotiating during the season for a contract extension doesn't concern him. "I never think about that," Cabrera said. "I leave that to my agents. They're they ones who know. I never think about contracts, just about staying focused on baseball." How much the Giants can spend in attemping to retain Cabrera is debatable. They already have nearly $81 million in salaries for 2013 committed to eight players, including Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Barry Zito, Pablo Sandoval, Javier Lopez, Ryan Vogelsong and Madison Bumgarner. Moreover, like Cabrera, outfielder Angel Pagan also will be eligible for free agency after the season ends. And salary arbitration-eligible performers such as Buster Posey, Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla will be in line for significant wage increases.
Knee injury sidelines reliever Romo
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said prior to Wednesday's game that Sergio Romo has been unavailable the last two games with a subluxed patella in his right knee, and that the reliever remains day to day.
"He's available to pitch today, but ideally we'd like to get him off today, and tomorrow's a day off," Bochy said. "We think he'll be ready on Friday."
Romo injured his patella while stretching prior to Monday's game, and an MRI confirmed the partial dislocation.
"He's walking around and he's in the dugout," Bochy said. "We just don't want to put him on the mound."
Bochy said everyone else was available to pitch out of the bullpen, even closer Santiago Casilla, who had saved each of the Giants' last three games.
"I'll tell you I'd like to stay away from Casilla, but he's going to tell me he's fine," Bochy said. "It'd be nice to give him a couple days [off]; he's gone three in a row."
Movie on former Giant Torres gets screening
SAN FRANCISCO -- The documentary film chronicling the life of former Giants outfielder Andres Torres is near completion."Gigante," which tells the tale of Torres' struggles with ADHD, will be presented in a test screening Thursday night at the New York University School of Medicine. Will Chang, one of the principal partners in the Giants' ownership group, is one of the film's executive producers. Chusy Jardine, who's writing, producing and directing the film, said in an email interview that this event will help shape the final product.
"Depending on the audience response and feedback, we will go back to the editing room to address communication issues and so on," Jardine said.Jardine said that he and others reconsidered the film's title after the offseason trade that sent Torres and right-hander Ramon Ramirez to the New York Mets.
"It also added a chapter of possible change for Andres as he takes more assertive steps to deal with his disorder as he suits up with his new team," Jardine said.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Jay Lee is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.