Giants Rumors & News

  • Kemp homer lifts Braves past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Atlanta Braves slugger Matt Kemp has hit more home runs at AT&T Park than all but one of the San Francisco Giants' active opponents. But to hear him tell it, he has had way more fly balls sink to a meaningless death than clear the wall in his career. Kemp got the..." August 28

  • Giants' Hunter Pence: Likely to play Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Pence (hamstring) is considered likely to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports." August 28

  • Peavy to disabled list, Cain targeted to start in Chicago

    San Francisco Chronicle "Lots of Grateful Dead songs were played over the public-address system before Saturday’s game, but the Giants’ noted Deadhead was scratched from his scheduled start. The team said Jake Peavy had a lower back strain that flared up Thursday in Los Angeles and worsened Friday, prompting an MRI..." August 28

  • Giants pound out 18 hits in 13-4 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The difference between batting in front of Buster Posey and further down the lineup is pretty basic, San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik insists. With Posey on deck, you take a 2-0 fastball and hope to get one step closer to setting up the team's top slugger...." August 28

  • Don't count out the San Francisco Giants

    Yardbarker "The even-year magic may finally be kicking in for the San Francisco Giants. After back-to-back wins against the Dodgers and the Braves, the Giants sit one game back from first place in the National League West. Considering the Giants have only won 13 of the last 40 games, two wins is a lot to get..." August 28

  • Giants shut out Braves

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- One batter into the game Friday night, San Francisco Giants right-hander Jeff Samardzija knew he wouldn't be duplicating teammate Matt Moore's dramatic feat from the night before. So he focused on the next-best thing: Duplicating his result. Samardzija pitched out of..." August 27

  • Giants' Hunter Pence: Dealing with sore hamstring

    CBS Sports "Pence is dealing with right hamstring tightness and is considered day-to-day, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports." August 27

  • Giants place Jake Peavy on disabled list with back injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Jake Peavy, who was scheduled to make his first start since July 30 Saturday night against the Atlanta Braves, was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Giants with a lower back strain. Peavy, who was placed on the D.L. retroactive to Aug. 21, will be replaced as the starter by Albert..." August 27

  • San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

    Larry Brown Sports "Entering the All-Star break, the San Francisco Giants had the best record in baseball at 57-33. Since the All-Star break, they rest comfortably in the Major League Baseball cellar with a record of 12-25. Despite Matt Moore’s near no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on..." August 27

  • Giants' Moore just misses no-hitter vs. Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- In a day filled with drama for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Matt Moore produced some additional riveting theater to cap the night. The Giants left-hander came within an out of recording his first major league no-hitter, and San Francisco beat the Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night at..." August 26

  • Bruce Bochy makes wrong call sending Matt Moore out for no-hitter

    Larry Brown Sports "Few managers handle their pitchers and bullpen better than San Francisco’s Bruce Bochy, but the three-time World Series winner made the wrong call on Thursday night. Bochy allowed pitcher Matt Moore to bat for himself to lead off the top of the 9th inning against the Dodgers despite throwing..." August 26

  • Turner homer hands Dodgers 1-0 win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Rich Hill upstaged Johnny Cueto, and the Los Angeles Dodgers added to the woes of the reeling San Francisco Giants. Justin Turner's homer was the difference as the Dodgers recorded a 1-0 victory over the rival Giants on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. "Every win is..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Dodgers increase NL West lead with win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Rookie Andrew Toles and Rob Segedin sparked another power surge for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Toles and Segedin homered for the second straight game, and the Dodgers defeated the rival San Francisco Giants 9-5 before 46,899 at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. Toles hit a..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Syndergaard, Mets blank Giants to split series

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Noah Syndergaard overpowered the San Francisco Giants on Sunday night. Then Yoenis Cespedes took it to another level. Cespedes provided Syndergaard all the offensive support he needed with a two-run home run in the seventh inning as the New York Mets duo combined to..." August 22

  • Hunter Pence is not a fan of pitch clocks

    Hardball Talk "Last week, commissioner Rob Manfred said he would like to see the major leagues adopt a pitch clock, something that’s already in place in the minor leagues. While fans and writers have been chiming in, we haven’t heard much from the players. ESPN’s Eddie Matz caught up with Giants outfielder..." August 21

  • Giants pull away from Mets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants unveiled a new "victory flag" during a birthday party for 90-year-old legendary singer Tony Bennett before Friday's game against the New York Mets. Three hours later, they got a chance to raise it for the first time. Pinch-hitter Ehire Adrianza..." August 20

  • Giants Angel Pagan leaves with groin tightness

    Today's Knuckleball "After extending his hitting streak to 18 games earlier in the contest, San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan had to leave Saturday afternoon’s contest against the New York Mets with right groin tightness. He did have to extend himself to make a stab of a catch off the bat of Mets shortstop..." August 20

  • Marlins, Giants reportedly in the mix for Carlos Gomez

    Yardbarker "After failing to find a trade taker for Carlos Gomez, the Houston Astros have released the struggling outfielder outright, and a couple of National League teams could be interested in scooping him up on the cheap. The Astros designated Gomez for assignment earlier this month and finally..." August 20

  • Bumgarner homers as Giants outslug Mets

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Move over, Hal Jeffcoat. Madison Bumgarner is joining you in the record book. Whether he wants to or not. Bumgarner came to his own rescue with a two-run home run to cap a five-run fourth inning Thursday night, helping the San Francisco Giants outslug the New York Mets..." August 19

  • Could Papelbon, Gomez Be On Giants’ Radar?

    CBS Sacramento "The San Francisco Giants have struggled in the second half of the season. Injuries and an awful bullpen have diminished a lead in the National League West from 6.5 games at the All-Star break to just a half game over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Two former all-star players, who were released by..." August 19

  • Giants place Matt Cain (back) on disabled list, activate Cory Gearrin

    Sacramento Bee "The Giants added an arm to their bullpen and solved a rotation dilemma with one roster move Thursday. The Giants put Matt Cain on the 15-day disabled list and activated Cory Gearrin before the opener of a four-game series against the New York Mets. Manager Bruce Bochy said that Cain, who..." August 19

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Giants knocked out of first with loss to Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle would have loved to take credit for a fake intentional walk that played a pivotal role in the Pirates' win Tuesday night. Except that he doesn't have such a play in his playbook. New Pirates closer Tony Watson needed just two pitches to..." August 17

  • Pirates rally to complete sweep of Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The more you win, Pittsburgh Pirates star Andrew McCutchen says, the more you win. Surely, winning is getting contagious among the Pirates these days. McCutchen capped a six-run fifth inning with a two-run home run Wednesday afternoon, sending the Pirates to a 6-5,..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Vogelsong feted as Pirates top Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Ryan Vogelsong thought he had experienced it all in his 19-year professional baseball career. He had no idea. Enjoying what he labeled the thrill of a lifetime, Vogelsong rode a strong supporting cast and a never-ending source of energy provided by his old fans to a..." August 16

  • Giants, Joe Nathan Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Joe Nathan last donned a Giants uniform in 2003, but it looks like he’ll have the chance to do so again in the near future, as Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Nathan is set to sign a minor league pact with San Francisco (Twitter link). The deal is still pending a physical,..." August 16

  • Bumgarner, Span deliver in Giants' victory

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The Baltimore Orioles learned a valuable lesson Saturday night. If you don't want Madison Bumgarner to vent his frustration on you from the mound, then don't get him angry at the plate. Bumgarner responded to two offensive failures with seven shutout innings and Denard..." August 14

  • Giants' Crawford gets lifetime HOF pass after donating bat

    The Score "Brandon Crawford might not be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he'll never have to stand in line for a ticket. After the San Francisco Giants shortstop donated the bat he used in his historic seven-hit game on Tuesday, Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson met Crawford at AT&T Park..." August 14

  • Schoop's 3-run homer caps Orioles' rally vs. Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The late Earl Weaver didn't invent the three-run home run. He just popularized it. It was fitting, then, that on what would have been the Hall of Famer's 86th birthday Sunday, the three-run homer was back in vogue in Baltimore Orioles' baseball. Jonathan Schoop..." August 14

  • Trumbo, Davis homers help Orioles down Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Baltimore Orioles rookie Dylan Bundy had a bunch of new experiences in his interleague debut Friday night. But in the end, one thing was happily familiar: The win. Bundy recorded his third consecutive victory with 5 2/3 strong innings and Mark Trumbo belted his..." August 13

  • What to make of the struggling San Francisco Giants?

    Yardbarker "You’ll forgive San Francisco Giants fans if they checked their calendars in mid-July to make sure that it really wasn’t New Year’s Eve and it had suddenly become an odd year. That might be the only reasonable explanation for what’s happened to the team since then. The Giants have been beaten up..." August 13

  • Samardzija, Crawford help Giants edge Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Jeff Samardzija beat David Phelps in a pitching duel between former Notre Dame teammates as the San Francisco Giants posted a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park. Brandon Crawford provided the big blow by going deep in the fourth inning for his..." August 10

  • Crawford's seven hits help Giants outlast Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Brandon Crawford became the first player in the 133-year history of the Giants franchise to get seven hits in one game. Better yet for Crawford, his seventh hit was a game-winning single in the 14th inning as the San Francisco Giants beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Monday night at..." August 09

  • Brandon Crawford makes history with 7-hit game

    San Jose Mercury News "The right fielder sported a black eye. The cleanup-hitting catcher featured a raspberry scrape across his chin,a consequence of going face first into third base. Their manager? He watched from a hospital bed. Any major league game that ventures into the 14th inning takes on the feel of a street..." August 09

  • Bruce Bochy admitted to hospital, will not manage Giants in series opener at Miami

    San Jose Mercury News "Giants manager Bruce Bochy was admitted to the University of Miami Hospital Monday morning after feeling ill and will not be on the bench for the series opener at Marlins Park. Bochy will be monitored overnight and “is resting comfortably and expected to return tomorrow,” Giants senior media..." August 08

  • Roark outduels Bumgarner as Nationals beat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- On a day when the Washington Nationals weren't hitting, Wilson Ramos supplied all the offense that was needed. Ramos hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Tanner Roark pitched seven strong innings and the Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 1-0 on Sunday,..." August 07

  • With traded prospect Fox injured, Rays may seek more from Giants

    Tampa Bay Times "SS Lucius Fox, the highly rated prospect acquired from the Giants in the Matt Moore trade, came over as unexpectedly damaged goods with a foot injury and the Rays may seek additional compensation. Fox, 19, had a bruised left foot as the result of fouling a ball off it a week or so before the..." August 06

  • Gonzalez pitches Nationals past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Gio Gonzalez said he has not changed much about his pitching approach in his last six games. But one switch has been his teammates have provided more offense, and that was the case again Friday night. The Nationals had only six hits but that included two home runs and a..." August 05

  • Franco lifts Phillies to 12-inning win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- There was some dispute about the method of victory, but no dispute about the result. Maikel Franco, who tied the score with a two-run single in the eighth, added a game-winning single in the 12th as the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco..." August 04

  • Giants win on Span's homer in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Denard Span wasn't shy about putting a must-win label on an early August game. "We needed this win more than ever," Span said late Thursday afternoon. For the second day in a row, the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants needed extra innings to decide a winner...." August 04

  • Phillies blow 6-0 lead, still outslug Giants

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Aaron Altherr insists he is not trying to make up for lost time, despite missing most of the season after injuring his wrist in spring training. He is nonetheless doing just that for the Philadelphia Phillies. Playing just his fifth game since returning from the disabled..." August 02

  • Giants' Mac Williamson: Leaves with injury

    CBS Sports "Willamson exited Sunday's game in the sixth inning due to injury, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports." August 01

  • Giants To Acquire Matt Moore

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have reached agreement on a deal that will bring southpaw Matt Moore to San Francisco from the Rays, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter links). Tampa Bay has long been said to be pursuing trades involving its controllable starters, and this one comes in right at the..." August 01

  • Giants Acquire Will Smith

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants acquired left-handed reliever Will Smith from the Brewers, tweets Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. The Brewers will receive minor league pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac, tweets Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports." August 01