Logan Webb

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb warms up on the first day as pitchers and catchers report at Scottsdale Stadium, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Darryl Webb for Bay Area News Group)

Leading up to his first Cactus League start last season, Logan Webb’s rising status was highlighted by his budding relationship with his counterpart on the mound that night, All-Star sinkerballer Marcus Stroman. Now, with a full season firmly atop the Giants’ rotation, the mutual respect on display in his first spring start Monday afternoon carried even more weight.

Webb’s first assignment this spring: Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani.