Giants Rumors & News

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Michael Morse was scratched from Game 2 lineup after injuring himself in BP. A hip, Bochy thought. Arias starts at 1B.

  • Giants crush Brewers, ending August on hot streak

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants didn't want August to end. But couldn't wait for September to begin. Capping the penultimate month of the regular season with a six-game win streak, the Giants are playing their best overall ball in months, since they owned the majors' best record in early June - just before their..." September 01

  • Lincecum rusty in two-inning relief outing

    MLB.com "Perhaps the only sour note on an otherwise brilliant Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park for the Giants was the performance of Tim Lincecum. The righty made his first appearance since his move to the bullpen in the eighth inning of the Giants' 15-5 victory against the Brewers. He gave up a solo home..." September 01

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    St. Louis Cardinals @Cardinals

    #STLCards send RHP's Michael Wacha & Jason Motte on injury rehab assignments with @Sgf_Cardinals. Both expected to pitch tonight at Tulsa.

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    As of this morning, San Francisco is not a potential landing spot for Adam Dunn in a trade.

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Bochy: 10 days before Belt (concussion) does baseball activity, Belt said see doctor 9/8, confident he'll play again this year. #sfgiants

  • Giants' Peavy flirts with no-hitter in 3-1 win over Brewers

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jake Peavy appeared in three postseasons and a World Series. He made three All-Star teams. He played in a World Baseball Classic. He made 331 regular-season starts before Saturday, six of which were with the Giants. He had never pitched as many as seven hitless innings in his career. Then..." August 31

  • Posey leads 19-hit attack in Giants' 13-2 win over Brewers

    San Francisco Chronicle "The postseason is filled with teams that share a similar story: They got hot at the right time. The Giants registered bright red on the heat chart Friday night in the first of three games against a division leader. They pounded 15-game winner Wily Peralta for six runs in three innings, then..." August 30

  • Petit's strong start for Giants leaves Lincecum in limbo

    San Francisco Chronicle "He didn't play in the game. And he didn't speak to reporters before or after the game, begging off beforehand and slipping out with earbuds securely in place shortly after the Giants secured their third straight win. But Tim Lincecum was still a dominant presence Thursday afternoon. That's..." August 29

  • Panik gets shot in Pence's No. 2 slot in Giants lineup

    San Francisco Chronicle "Manager Bruce Bochy dropped Hunter Pence to fifth in the order Thursday, the first time Pence has batted lower than second since April 19, a move that could portend a significant shift in 2015. A lot of that depends on the development of rookie second baseman Joe Panik, who batted..." August 29

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy considered using Casilla in eighth but matchups favored Romo. Seems they're back to a committee, with Romo back in closer mix.

  • Petit sets record while pitching Giants to 4-1 win over Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "For a man of faith, there are no coincidences. Less than a year ago, Yusmeiro Petit was a strike away from a perfect game and he lost it. When the Giants' swingman started in place of a struggling Tim Lincecum on Thursday, he needed to retire the first eight Rockies to set the big-league record..." August 29

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    HISTORY! Giants P Yusmeiro Petit sets new MLB single-season record by retiring 46 straight batters over his past 8 appearances (6 relief).

  • Petit's strong start for Giants leaves Lincecum in limbo

    San Francisco Chronicle "He didn't play in the game. And he didn't speak to reporters before or after the game, begging off beforehand and slipping out with earbuds securely in place shortly after the Giants secured their third straight win. But Tim Lincecum was still a dominant presence Thursday afternoon. That's..." August 29

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy considered using Casilla in eighth but matchups favored Romo. Seems they're back to a committee, with Romo back in closer mix.

  • Posey, Giants walk off in ninth over Rockies

    CSN Bay Area "It’s official now. The Giants are strapped to Buster Posey’s back, and the grade isn’t proving too steep. Just as the Colorado Rockies began to buzz around like mosquitoes, pestering the Giants with another late-inning comeback, Posey stepped to the plate and announced he simply wasn’t having..." August 28

  • Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit closing in on historic mark

    USA Today "Yusmeiro Petit hardly inspires thoughts of the near-perfection demonstrated by San Francisco Giants teammate Madison Bumgarner in his one-hit shutout Tuesday. The journeyman right-hander from Venezuela barely touches 90 mph with his fastball, and he hasn't won more than four games in any of his..." August 28

  • Concussions will end season for Giants' Hector Sanchez

    San Francisco Chronicle "Hector Sanchez has more pressing issues than his season being all but over. "A couple days ago," Sanchez said, "I was at the market with my wife, and I started getting dizzy when getting in the car. That's not a good feeling." Sanchez was shut down after suffering his second concussion..." August 28

  • Giants' Madison Bumgarner shuts out Rockies

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner and AT&T Park haven't been on friendly terms for much of 2014, but Tuesday night they very nearly aligned perfectly in a 3-0 win. The 25-year-old left-hander came within six outs of the second perfect game in franchise history, retiring 21 consecutive batters until Colorado's..." August 27

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    Carl Steward @stewardsfolly

    Lincecum out of rotation, Petit in. Could be just one start. Depends on results of both pitchers.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Pagan's calf still a little tight, but he's available off bench and is expected to start tomorrow.

  • After weird first inning, Jordan Zimmermann and Nationals dominate Giants

    CSN Washington "Two batters into Saturday evening’s game, Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals already were trailing the Giants 2-0, and a rain-soaked crowd of 34,137 was murmuring, perhaps worried all the good vibes of the 10-game winning streak that ended Friday night were about to disappear into thin air. On..." August 24

  • Tim Lincecum doesn’t have it — will he make his next start?

    San Francisco Gate "The Giants will be discussing Lincecum’s status in the rotation. After the two-time Cy Young Award winner was pulled in the third inning of Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Nationals, manager Bruce Bochy wouldn’t commit to Lincecum making his next start. “This is something we need to talk about..." August 24

  • Posey, Panik power Giants to end Nats' 10-game run

    San Francisco Chronicle "The old man of 27 still has it. Not that he ever lost it. But based on chatter from certain columnists, bloggers, tweeters and radio talkies, the time is coming for Buster Posey to hang up his shin guards and order a new line of first baseman's mitts. To which Posey says..." August 23

  • Giants outbid on Cuba's Rusney Castillo

    San Francisco Chronicle "In the end, the Giants couldn't compete. They were interested in Rusney Castillo, the latest sensation from Cuba, and were reportedly among a handful of teams in the running earlier this week. But Castillo was working to finalize a seven-year, $72.5 million deal with the Red Sox on Friday, and so..." August 23

  • Petit impresses in relief in resumption of suspended game

    San Francisco Chronicle " Yusmeiro Petit did a nice impression of the King of King and his Court fame, needing a minimum of defenders to throw two perfect innings in Thursday's completion of a suspended game. Five straight strikeouts and a comebacker." August 22

  • Bumgarner, Posey, Panda help Giants win Cubs 'nightcap' 5-3

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants' mood swings were off the charts in three extraordinary days at Wrigley Field. The takeaways: A grounds crew that made history, a 2-0 loss, a successful protest that wiped out that 2-0 loss, new knowledge about Rule 4.12(a)(3), an 8-3 win, the 2-0 loss that turned into a 2-1 loss,..." August 22

  • Cubs win ‘Tarpgate’ game over Giants

    Chicago Sun-Times "It took another seven-plus hours Thursday – including nearly two more hours of rain delay – but the Cubs finally completed a victory they thought they’d already won Tuesday, then finished a three-game series against the San Francisco Giants with a 5-3 loss in a regularly scheduled..." August 22

  • Giants beat Cubs to complete win-win day

    San Jose Mercury News "Jake Peavy walked into the cramped visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field shortly after batting practice and announced that the teams would play two on Thursday. Travis Ishikawa's head dropped. "My first thought was, 'Gosh, did we get rained out?' " Ishikawa said. It was all clear a night after..." August 21

  • Giants' first baseman Brandon Belt hopes to play again this season

    San Jose Mercury News "Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he expects Brandon Belt to play again this season. During an appearance on 95.7 The Game, the first baseman said the same. "I'm definitely planning on playing this season," Belt said while on "The Wheelhouse." I'm definitely planning on being there..." August 21

  • Second concussion could end Sanchez's season

    CSN Bay Area "Hector Sanchez was diagnosed with a second concussion and Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged the switch-hitting catcher’s season could be over. “Sure, it has to be (a possibility) with the second one,” Bochy said of Sanchez, who took another foul tip off the mask in a rehab game for..." August 20

  • Giants have grounds for frustration - could protest, Bochy says

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants lost 2-0 Tuesday night in a game that was called after 4 1/2 innings, and they were furious with how it was handled by the Cubs. Give the win to Chicago starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada and the save to the Wrigley Field grounds crew, which fouled up covering the infield when rain..." August 20

  • Cubs vs. Giants: What happened at Wrigley Field?

    CSN Chicago "What just happened at Wrigley Field? The Cubs and San Francisco Giants came to a standstill as Tuesday night turned into Wednesday morning, leaving both teams hanging around the dugouts for hours, waiting for answers that didn’t satisfy anyone. The bleachers and upper deck were almost..." August 20

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    Bruce Miles @BruceMiles2112

    Giants not confirming it but sources say they won protest. Tuesday game to be picked up at 4 Thursday. #Cubs

  • Tigers, Giants and others may view Castillo as a pennant-race plus

    CBSSports.com "Talks are heating up involving Cuban star Rusney Castillo, and it's a good thing because he has designs on playing in the big leagues this season, according to people familiar with his situation. There is said to be urgency on the part of some of the teams involved in talks, and that makes..." August 20

  • Giants file official protest over controversial loss at Wrigley

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants have filed an official protest with Major League Baseball following Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss at Wrigley Field, when a 15-minute rainstorm in the fifth inning left the field unplayable because the grounds crew failed to fully cover the infield. A club source confirmed the Giants went..." August 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Tigers, #RedSox, #SFGiants still in mix for Rusney Castillo. #Cubs, #Yankees, #Phillies not expected to place high bid.

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Bochy said Belt to miss 2-3 more weeks at least.

  • Giants impressed with Cuban signee Daniel Carbonell

    San Francisco Chronicle "San Jose Giants fans have an opportunity to see a rarity, a Cuban player in their system, and so far the organization likes what it has seen from outfielder Daniel Carbonell. Carbonell, listed as 23, is 6-for-16 with a triple over his first four games for the Class A Giants after he hit .314..." August 17

  • Barry Bonds' role with Giants a next-year thing

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants President Larry Baer plans to speak after the season with Barry Bonds about possible roles on and off the field in 2015 for the all-time home run leader, but there have been no talks about Bonds reprising his spring training-instruction gig during what is left of 2014. Bonds visited AT&T..." August 17

  • Joe Panik's 2 hits help Giants rally for 6-5 winover Phillies

    San Francisco Chronicle "Maybe the Giants have their second baseman. "I think he's earned going out there every day, the way he's played," manager Bruce Bochy said of Joe Panik. "It certainly helps your decisions at the end of the year when looking at your needs." The Giants didn't find a second baseman before the..." August 17

  • Sergio Romo gets 1st save since June 22 for Giants

    San Francisco Chronicle "Santiago Casilla had lost consecutive outings for the first time in his career, and manager Bruce Bochy was determined to give his closer a rest. So he summoned Sergio Romo to close Saturday's 6-5 victory, and Romo entered with one out in the ninth and retired two of three batters for his first..." August 17

  • Phillies 5, Giants 3 (10 innings)

    CSN Philly "Cody Asche belted a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th as the Phillies rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants, 5-3, at AT&T Park on Friday night. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the..." August 16

  • Ex-White Sox righty Jake Peavy saw the star with Chris Sale

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Peavy was one of the first to tout Chris Sale as the next big thing, but as Peavy said Tuesday, “I wasn’t some prophet.” Sale’s talent was plain to see when he and Peavy were teammates during Sale’s first full season in 2011. What Peavy liked, and thought would set Sale apart, was his..." August 16

  • Can the Giants make adjustments to right the ship?

    USA Today "The San Francisco Giants were in desperate need of a spark, anything that could snap them out of a two-month-long malaise. One-run deficits had become nearly insurmountable, and what was once the best team in baseball was quickly fading in the NL West race. The return of fiery leadoff man..." August 15

  • Giants shut out, win 7-1 via appellate court ruling

    McCovey Chronicles "I'm not okay with that. I am vehemently against home-plate collisions. I was before Buster Posey; I really was after Buster Posey. I've written thousands and thousands of words about home-plate collisions. I've been called a "limp-wristed, dress-wearing, SF girly man writer who knows NOTHING..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • White Sox overcome yet another bullpen failure, beat Giants in 10

    CSN Chicago "Last season the White Sox couldn’t score for Chris Sale. The 2014 club can’t hold any of his leads. The White Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 in 10 innings on Tuesday night but not before they blew another victory for Sale. The three-time All-Star exited with a two-run lead after eight..." August 13

  • Giants, Sandoval willing partners in contract dance

    CSN Bay Area "Aside from passing pleasantries, there haven’t been any conversations between the Giants and the agent for third baseman Pablo Sandoval in months. But Gustavo Vasquez said he remains on good terms with the team, and his camp remains open minded. As you might recall, Vasquez said in the..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13