Giants Rumors & News

  • 10h
    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Travis Ishikawa has been reinstated from his rehab assignment and then designated for assignment. #SFGiants

  • Chad Bettis leads Rockies to win over Giants

    Denver Post "The sun finally broke through at Coors Field on Sunday afternoon, and it shined directly on Chad Bettis. When the right-hander walked to the dugout in the ninth inning, he received a standing ovation from Rockies fans, who watched him pitch eight of the best innings in franchise history. At one..." May 25

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Peavy is scheduled to start in Sacramento on Wednesday. River Cats say Barry Zito will pitch there Tuesday. He's with A's Triple-A team.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants today: Aoki LF, Panik 2B, Pagan CF, Posey C, Belt 1B, Pence RF, Duffy 3B, Arias SS, Hudson RHP

  • David Hale, Daniel Descalso lead Rockies to 5-3 win over Giants

    Denver Post "More than a few Rockies fans would have trouble picking David Hale and Daniel Descalso out of lineup. But that unlikely duo propelled the Rockies to a much-needed 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants late Saturday night at chilly Coors Field. The victory gave the Rockies a doubleheader..." May 24

  • Two out runs lead Giants to win over Rockies in first game of double-header

    CSN Bay Area "Chris Heston would gather his glove and hat, lock back in mentally, and prepare to head back to the mound. And then he would wait. And wait. And wait. The Giants kept rallying with two outs on Saturday afternoon and they kept putting more runs on the scoreboard, winning 10-8 in the first game..." May 24

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    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Prior to today's game #SFGiants have designated IF Casey McGehee for assignment and have recalled RHP Hunter Strickland from triple-A.

  • 2d
    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Bochy was encouraged by Cain's mound session. He mixed in offspeed pitches. Next step, if he bounces back, is to face hitters Tue. In MIL.

  • Giants survive Rockies rally after long delay

    CSN Bay Area "The scoreless streak was absolutely going to end at Coors Field, but Ryan Vogelsong still took it deep into Friday’s bizarre, rain-delayed game. The scorching lineup did the rest. Vogelsong pitched six scoreless innings and the lineup exploded before the Rockies finally got on the board. The..." May 23

  • Bumgarner, Giants sweep Kershaw, Dodgers

    CSN Bay Area "Round III lived up to the hype, and once again Madison Bumgarner was the lefty who got to walk through a handshake line. Bumgarner and the Giants beat Clayton Kershaw for the third time this season, winning 4-0 at AT&T Park to extend their winning streak to a season-high six games. The Giants..." May 22

  • Giants’ Posey develops into strong defender at 1st base, too

    San Francisco Chronicle "When he’s catching, much of Buster Posey’s busy pregame work involves reviewing scouting reports, studying video of opposing batters, and meeting with his pitcher and pitching coach to discuss strategy. Posey doesn’t generally work at first base except on days he’s actually playing first base,..." May 22

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Peavy cleared for 50 pitches Friday in San Jose, then will start for @RiverCats next Wednesday. Said he is pain-free.

  • Giants blank Dodgers again as Lincecum reaches milestone

    San Francisco Chronicle "AT&T Park has not been a happy place for the Dodgers this year. Nowadays, the 15-year-old house of bricks and garlic fries and late-night seagull invasions is not a happy place for visiting hitters. Pitching is spearheading a Giants surge that has landed them 2½ games out of first place in the..." May 21

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    San Francisco Giants @SFGiants

    Tonight's #SFGiants Lineup: Pagan CF Panik 2B Posey 1B Pence RF Maxwell LF Susac C Crawford SS Duffy 3B Lincecum RHP

  • Hudson, Giants blank Dodgers

    CSN Bay Area "May 19 is far too early to take a meaningful look at the standings. But when you lost eight straight games at one point, fell six games under .500, and have spent seven weeks chasing the richest team in pro sports, there’s never truly a bad time to appreciate how far you’ve come. After a 2-0..." May 20

  • Giants clobber ball again with 9-8 win over Reds

    CSN Bay Area "Brandon Belt homered for the third time in three games, Nori Aoki drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-8 Sunday after nearly wasting a five-run lead. Hunter Pence homered in his second game back from a broken forearm. The World Series champions won three..." May 18

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Aoki-san back in for #SFGiants. Pagan off. Aoki LF, Panik 2B, Posey C, Belt 1B, Pence RF, Crawford SS, Blanco CF, Duffy 3B, Heston P

  • 8d
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Bochy said Pagan had back spasms. "I think Angel will be fine," Bochy said. Still, look for Pagan to get a day off tomorrow. #sfgiants

  • Crawford drives in six as Giants pound Reds in dominant win

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants enjoyed watching Hunter Pencerun around the bases. Brandon Crawford's grand slam was a pretty good moment, too. Crawford hit his fourth career grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs Saturday night, and Hunter Pence scored three times in his return from a broken forearm,..." May 17

  • Matt Cain progressing, but still has a ways to go

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain continues to progress in his rehab, throwing 30 pitches off a bullpen mound Friday and awaiting his next session Tuesday. Cain isn’t close to returning to the Giants’ rotation — he hasn’t thrown breaking pitches and won’t face hitters anytime soon — and might not be activated until..." May 17

  • 9d
    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    A bit of breaking news: Hunter Pence is on his way to Cincy from Las Vegas today, I'm told. Won't be activated until tomorrow.

  • Belt blasts Giants to bashing win vs. Reds

    CSN Bay Area "From Game 4 of the World Series through the end of the last homestand, the Giants never got past the six-run mark. They’ve now done it twice in four games. Brandon Belt broke through and hit his first homer and the rest of the Giants followed along in a 10-2 demolition of the Reds at a..." May 16

  • Smokestack fire at Great American Ball Park put out during game

    ESPN.com "One of the fireworks smokestacks at Great American Ball Park caught fire and spewed dark smoke for an inning on Friday night until firefighters extinguished it during a game between the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants beat the Reds 10-2. The game continued..." May 16

  • Marlon Byrd's homer helps Reds past Giants, 4-3

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It's hard to believe anyone has benefited more from the calendar flipping from April to May than Cincinnati Reds outfielder Marlon Byrd. Byrd's eighth-inning, line-drive home run to left lifted the Reds to a 4-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants before a crowd of 21,792 at Great American..." May 15

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    A bit of breaking news: Hunter Pence is on his way to Cincy from Las Vegas today, I'm told. Won't be activated until tomorrow.

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • The 2015 MLB All-Star Game caps have apparently been leaked

    Hardball Talk "Via Phil Hecken of Uni Watch, the caps for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game have apparently been leaked. Check them out below: This year’s All-Star Game is set to take place in Cincinnati. Just in case it wasn’t obvious, these caps were inspired by the pillbox hat of Reds mascot Mr. Redlegs. The..." May 15

  • MLB's culture clash, or why baseball is boring

    Vice Sports "Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago White Sox cracked a home run Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds and made a big show of flipping his bat. He saluted the gods, rounded the bases with his arms out as if he were an airplane, and when he crossed home? He leaped into the crowd, giving fans a chance to..." May 15

  • George Springer’s 8th-inning bomb salvages split in 2-game series with Giants

    Houston Chronicle "The manager delivered a small love letter to his right fielder before Wednesday night’s 4-3 win over the Giants, George Springer’s first game after he suffered a concussion last week. A.J. Hinch told reporters of the 25-year-old’s infectious personality, about a high-energy kid who can take a..." May 14

  • Pence, Cain, Peavy getting closer for Giants

    CSN Bay Area "Bruce Bochy addressed the media prior to the Giants' Wednesday evening game in Houston and provided updates on a trio of injured players. Hunter Pence, who is recovering from a fractured forearm suffered when he was hit by a pitch on March 5, is getting to the point where he will be evaluated..." May 14

  • Giants sign Tommy Hanson

    McCovey Chronicles "Back in 2011, Ryan Vogelsong was the super-happy story to warm our super-fun hearts. He was pitching much better than anyone could have anticipated, and with his manager getting to pick the pitchers for the All-Star Game, well, Vogelsong was an easy All-Star selection to root for. One of the snubs..." May 14

  • Heston, Duffy fuel Giants in win over Astros

    CSN Bay Area "With stops in Houston and Cincinnati, you figured this would be the trip the Giants ended their run of scoring six or fewer runs, and they didn’t wait around to do it. Matt Duffy drove in five runs to lead the way as the Giants walloped the Astros 8-1 on the first night of a six-game road..." May 13

  • Barry Bonds to sue MLB for colluding against him after the 2007 season

    CBSSports.com "All-time home run king Barry Bonds is going ahead with a case against MLB regarding his claim of collusion by teams that prevented him from obtaining a playing job following the 2007 season, people with knowledge of the case said. Bonds has long contended that a collusion of MLB owners..." May 12

  • Giants rally in ninth, beat Marlins on walk-off

    CSN Bay Area "What looked like it would be a just a decent homestand turned into a pretty strong one in the bottom of the ninth on Sunday. Matt Duffy hit a walk-off single and the Giants got a 3-2 walk-off win over the Marlins that was their seventh victory of the 10-game homestand. The Giants trailed by a..." May 11

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    ricky romero has agreed to a minor-league deal with #SFGiants. will report to extended spring. @elliottbaseball on this.

  • 15d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Joe Panik, No. 3 Hitter: Aoki LF, Duffy SS, Panik 2B, Belt 1B, Maxwell RF, Susac C, Blanco CF, McGehee 3B, Vogelsong RHP

  • Ozuna leads Marlins past Bumgarner, Giants to 6-2 win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marcell Ozuna homered off Madison Bumgarner in a three-run fourth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI doubles in the fourth and Donovan Solano hit a two-run double in the eighth to help the Marlins win for..." May 10

  • Lincecum, McGehee carry Giants to 6-0 win over Marlins

    CSN Bay Area "Casey McGehee was given his 2014 National League Comeback Player of the Year Award before the first pitch at AT&T Park on Friday night. It turned out to be a sign of things to come. This night was all about the comebacks, a stunning one for McGehee and a continued one for right-hander Tim..." May 09

  • Haren pitches, hits Marlins past Giants

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dan Haren drove in two runs, scored two more and took a shutout bid into the seventh inning to almost single-handedly lead the Miami Marlins to a 7-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night. Marcell Ozuna added a two-run homer off Tim Hudson (1-3), Giancarlo Stanton drove in two..." May 08

  • Pence likely to start rehab assignment Friday in Sacramento

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants' new affiliate in Sacramento is getting a nice surprise in the second month of the minor league season. Manager Bruce Bochy said that Hunter Pence was getting checked by trainers one final time Thursday afternoon, and that if he passed all the tests he would start a rehab assignment..." May 08

  • Padres break out in 9-1 rout of Giants

    San Diego Union-Tribune "When Yonder Alonso grounded into a bases-loaded double play to end the top of the first, Wednesday's game at AT&T Park struck a familiar nerve for the Padres, who had been shut out each of the two previous nights. When Ian Kennedy struck out to end the top of the second, the Padres' scoreless..." May 07

  • MLB commissioner remains open to 154-game schedule

    Sporting News "In his first year as commissioner, Rob Manfred already has overseen an improvement in pace of play on the field. Might he be up for shortening the length of the season, too? Manfred certainly appears open to the possibility. At a news conference Wednesday night in Houston, Manfred indicated..." May 07

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    #WeAreSF #WeAreGiant @SFGiants

    Today's #SFGiants Lineup: Aoki LF Panik 2B Pagan CF Belt 1B Crawford SS Maxwell RF Susac C Duffy 3B Heston RHP

  • Vogelsong throws seven scoreless, Giants win 6-0

    CSN Bay Area "If Bruce Bochy had other options, the odds are good that Ryan Vogelsong would not have started Tuesday night. The veteran right-hander gave up four homers in his last start, but the Giants are without Jake Peavy and Matt Cain and already have recalled Chris Heston from Triple-A. So Vogelsong..." May 06

  • Bumgarner pitches Giants past Padres

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner is an October legend. He is a World Series MVP and three-time champion at the age of 25. He owns a truck with technology and stuff. He is pals with Khal Drogo from "Game of Thrones." But Bumgarner has not achieved it all. Unlike Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum, he hasn't thrown a..." May 05

  • 21d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Pence scheduled for BP through Friday, after that a rehab assignment becomes more realistic.

  • 21d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    #Giants looking to trade for long-term solution at 3B rather than one-year stop gap like Aramis Ramirez. Willing to trade minor lg Pitching

  • 21d
    Joe Ritzo @JoeRitzo

    Travis Ishikawa is here in San Jose restarting his rehab assignment. Will bat fourth and play first base tonight.

  • Tim Lincecum pitches Giants to another sweep of L.A.

    San Francisco Chronicle "Members of the public and press should be forbidden from using the worn and obvious wordplay on Joe Panik’s name, out of human decency and respect for the English language. If he chooses to commit the blasphemy, well, he has the right. “Early in the year, we got into a funk,” Panik said. “When..." May 04

  • Agent Scott Boras wants more leeway to trade draft picks

    Arizona Republic "Major League Baseball informed clubs last week of a rules change regarding trading recently drafted players, an adjustment that allows teams to deal players the day after the end of the World Series rather than having to wait until a year after they sign. Agent Scott Boras welcomes the change,..." May 04