Beltran, Giants have series, flight together

The San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea firmly believes the Giants have interest in Carlos Beltran, he indicated via Twitter. And, in the interim, NL manager Bruce Bochy is due to get an extended look at Beltran.

Bochy was the person who selected Beltran for the All-Star team as a manager's pick.

After the three-game series between the teams at AT&T Park, Beltran and Jose Reyes are due to travel with the Giants' contingent -- which includes Bochy and pitchers Tim Lincecum, Brian Wilson, Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong -- to Phoenix for the All-Star Game together. Even unintentionally, that's plenty of time to get familiar on and off the field.