SS Brandon Crawford among position players in camp

JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Published:

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Brandon Crawford walked into the clubhouse followed by a team camera crew. They began with him back in the Bay Area and tracked his journey to spring training.

A stylish hat covering his shaggy hairdo, San Francisco's shortstop of the future is going to have a tough time going incognito anymore.

The 25-year-old Crawford knows the starting job is his to lose in 2012. That's a big reason why he is among a handful of Giants position players already working out at Scottsdale Stadium a week before the first full-squad workout.

Pitchers and catchers reported Saturday ahead of Sunday's first practice, which will mark 2010 NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey's first formal session with the team since a season-ending leg injury in a collision at the plate May 25.