Come Saturday's game against the Padres at AT&T Park, Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum will once again see a familiar face behind the plate.
Buster Posey will catch Lincecum for Saturday's contest, a place he hasn't been for any of Lincecum's first three starts this season.
While that fact has fueled rumors of a discord between the two, the Giants have denied any bad blood, saying the decision is solely based on keeping Posey healthy.
However, with Posey getting a day off Thursday, he'll be well rested and ready for the challenges that come with catching Lincecum.
"There's no reason why he wouldn't catch him," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday.
Lincecum took a no-decision in his previous start against the Cubs, surrendering four runs on six hits in five innings of work.
"I didn't have a good rhythm," Lincecum said after the game. "Everything seemed a little off, especially with the offspeed pitch. After that I kind of settled down and everything started working again."
Meanwhile, Andrew Cashner will make the emergency start for the Padres. Originally scheduled starter Clayton Richard was scratched due to flu-like symptons.
The Padres envision Cashner as a starter, but he's been pitching in relief and is capable of throwing 60 or so pitches. The hard-throwing right-hander has a 3.86 ERA in five appearances this season.
Padres: Maybin gets treatment on sore wrist
Center fielder Cameron Maybin, who went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, got a cortisone shot in his right wrist Friday and has been fitted for a splint.
Maybin went on the DL with what the team called an impingement of his wrist, which has bothered him off and on the last two seasons but hasn't required a disabled-list stint to this point.
"He's got to let the wrist calm down," Black said. "He jammed it into the ground pretty good. [The shot] helps the recovery."
Giants: Mays' wife dies
Mae Louise Allen Mays, the wife of Giants legend Willie Mays, died in her sleep Friday morning in the couple's Atherton, Calif., home after a 16-year bout with Alzheimer's disease. She was 74.
Mays and his wife of 41 years initially crossed paths in 1951, his rookie season with the New York Giants. As Mays recounted in "Say Hey," his 1988 autobiography with Lou Sahadi, he autographed a photo for Mae.
"Mae died peacefully and without pain," Malcolm Heinicke, the Mays family attorney, said in a statement. "Willie is now grieving the loss of his beautiful wife of more than four decades, but he is staying strong by remembering all of the many experiences they enjoyed together. Mae was a beautiful person, and although her illness took some of her memories late in life, Mae passed with full knowledge that Willie loved her dearly. Willie appreciates all of the well wishes of his friends and fans during this difficult time."
• The Padres' bullpen has 51 strikeouts so far this season, a mark that is tied for second best in the National League.
• The Giants are 7-1 this season when they score first.
Quinn Roberts is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.