Giants Rumors & News

  • As Lincecum gets set for showcase, which teams could he help?

    SI "Tim Lincecum hasn't pitched competitively since last June and hasn't turned in a strong season since 2011, but even so, the eyes of the baseball world are on the two-time National League Cy Young winner. The 31-year-old righthander, currently a free agent coming off of hip surgery, will have a..." May 05

  • Reds hit four homers in win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- The condition of Zack Cozart's surgically repaired right knee is a day-to-day proposition with recurring tendinitis being something he will have to deal with throughout the season. After missing two games due to soreness, Cozart had a really good day on Wednesday, as did his..." May 04

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    Joe Panik doubtful to start until Saturday. Angel Pagan might return at some point this weekend. If not, DL could come into play.

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Bochy: Giants' interest in Lincecum rising

    The Score "Free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum is two days away from putting on a big showcase in front of more than 20 teams, and his former employer will be in attendance with a peaked level of interest. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed with reporters on Wednesday that his club's..." May 04

  • Samardzija, Giants top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Jeff Samardzija dominated Cincinnati Reds batters for much of his outing Tuesday night. However, it was his feat of strength in the eighth inning that both impressed and concerned San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy. After striking out swinging on a slider to end the..." May 03

  • Giants top Reds in Cueto's return to Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto said he was distracted at times during Monday night's game while facing his former team in the ballpark in which he debuted. However, he pitched well enough. "It was a little different (facing) the team that saw me grow as a professional player," Cueto said through..." May 03

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Tim Lincecum’s Showcase Set For Friday

    MLB Trade Rumors "Tim Lincecum will hold a long-awaited throwing showcase for scouts on Friday in Scottsdale, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter links). As many as 20 teams are expected to attend, including representatives from the Orioles, Padres and the Giants, Lincecum’s former team. As of February, a..." May 02

  • Giants end Mets' eight-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For one afternoon, the San Francisco Giants turned into the go-go Giants. A season-high four stolen bases by the Giants led directly to three runs Sunday, when San Francisco avoided being swept by the New York Mets with a 6-1 win in the finale of a three-game series at Citi..." May 01

  • Cain frustrated after winless streak stretches to 12

    The Score "Matt Cain is still chasing that elusive win. It's been nearly 10 months since the right-hander picked up a victory (July 22, 2015 against the San Diego Padres), and after dropping Saturday's contest to the New York Mets, the San Francisco Giants starter now sits at 12 straight starts without a..." May 01

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Cain: Penalties for PED users are 'strong enough'

    San Jose Mercury News "Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon will be suspended for 80 games after testing positive for a banned substance. He’ll forfeit half a season, which seems like a stiff penalty. Until you think of it this way: Gordon will end up forfeiting just $1.65 million of the $50 million extension he..." April 30

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Belt helps Giants complete sweep of Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants took advantage of a San Diego fielding error to score three runs in the first inning and continued to pound out hits in a 13-9 win over the Padres on Wednesday. With the win, the Giants completed a sweep of the three-game series with the Padres...." April 27

  • Cueto blanks Padres, becomes 12th Dominican to 100 wins

    The Score "Johnny Cueto reached an impressive milestone Tuesday night at AT&T Park, and the San Francisco Giants' newly signed right-hander did it in fashion. In his fifth start with his new club, Cueto stymied the San Diego Padres over nine masterful innings, allowing just seven hits and one walk while..." April 27

  • Cueto lifts Giants over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Football coaches often are warned: Don't take points off the board. But when it happened to San Diego Padres manager Andy Green in a baseball game Tuesday night, he had no choice. Johnny Cueto outdueled James Shields in a battle of former Kansas City Royals World..." April 27

  • Casilla's 100th career save helps Giants hold off Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants closer Santiago Casilla didn't just record his 100th career save Monday night. As manager Bruce Bochy proclaimed afterward, he "earned" it. Casilla got the Giants out of an eighth-inning jam, then shut the door on the San Diego Padres in the ninth,..." April 26

  • Baker compares Harper to Bonds: 'He's ahead of Barry'

    The Score "Bryce Harper is only 23 years old, but his manager, Dusty Baker, worked with seven-time MVP Barry Bonds for close to a decade during his time with the San Francisco Giants and knows a star when he sees one. After Harper hit a game-tying pinch-hit home run during a ninth inning come-from-behind..." April 25

  • Realmuto is a real force as Marlins edge Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Already with three hits under his belt in a ballpark where he'd never previously had even one, Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto decided to shoot for the moon in the eighth inning of a tie game Sunday. He missed, fouling a Josh Osich pitch straight back. Realmuto..." April 24

  • Ex-coach Flannery: Fire umps who have too many calls overturned

    The Score "Since retiring from baseball in 2014, former player and coach Tim Flannery has never been afraid to speak his mind when it comes to issues in the game. This past February, for instance, he held nothing back in his scathing critique of his old organization, the San Diego Padres, as well as their..." April 24

  • Giants option Mac Williamson, bring up Conor Gillaspie

    McCovey Chronicles "And, lo, the even year gods looked down from the clouds, which are made from the lather Buster Posey leaves behind in the tub, and they discovered the Giants were losing. Like, a bunch. And they decided to do something about this, verily, realizing they need a completely nonsensical, random player..." April 23

  • Bonds doesn't feel timing is right for Giants' tribute

    San Jose Mercury News "Not long after the Giants won their third World Series, former outfielder Barry Bonds said of AT&T Park: "I built this ballpark. Y'all just learned how to use it." He was joking. But only a little. Bonds returns Friday night to the house he once electrified. He arrives as, of all things, the..." April 22

  • D-backs complete 4-game sweep in San Francisco

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The Arizona Diamondbacks lost seven of their first 10 games this season, leading to grumbling about the high-priced signing of free agent pitcher Zack Greinke. A week later, the Diamondbacks are winners of five straight and seven of eight after completing a four-game sweep..." April 21

  • Greinke leads D-backs over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Zack Greinke admitted Wednesday night he hadn't been at his best in his first three starts for the Arizona Diamondbacks. It's no surprise that seeing the San Francisco Giants would change all that. Catcher Welington Castillo broke a scoreless tie with a two-run,..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • D-backs ride one big inning to win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than four innings into San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain's start Tuesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks were on no-hit alert. As soon as they put that behind them, the Diamondbacks did what they do best -- win in San Francisco. Chris Owings' first-pitch..." April 20

  • Lamb, Diamondbacks rally past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- A pregame decision by manager Chip Hale paid big dividends late Monday night. Jake Lamb tied the game in the ninth inning with a two-out, two-strike home run that just cleared the right field barrier, and he added an RBI double in the 11th as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Dodgers' newest gem Maeda dominates Giants in win

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have a long history of investing wisely on the international market. Kenta Maeda looks like the latest addition to that. The Japanese right-hander finally gave up a run Sunday -- but only one. He outpitched San Francisco right-hander Jeff Samardzija as..." April 18

  • Giants coach Roberto Kelly pulled after getting hit by throw

    CSN Bay Area "Third base coach Roberto Kelly was taken back to the clubhouse in the top of the seventh inning Sunday after getting hit by an errant throw. Kelly was wearing his helmet at the time, but felt dizzy after getting hit by a throw from Dodgers infielder Corey Seager that bounced into the..." April 18

  • Hernandez powers Dodgers to win vs. Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Although he isn't African-American and is in fact from Puerto Rico, Enrique Hernandez nonetheless recognizes the contributions Jackie Robinson made on the game. "For him to be able to break that barrier and not only have an impact on baseball but throughout the world is pretty..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Giants told hotels to deny Sandoval room service

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants had their own way of making sure Pablo Sandoval stayed in shape. In an effort to keep Panda from ballooning during road trips, the club would tell hotels to refuse him room service after night games in an effort to prevent binge eating. "This is how concerned the..." April 16

  • Giants' Adrianza out 6 weeks with fractured foot

    McCovey Chronicles "Ehire Adrianza, in the best shape of his life and hitting dingers off Clayton Kershaw, is going on the disabled list after fracturing his left foot with a foul ball. Kelby Tomlinson will be the primary backup at shortstop for now, and he's starting against the Dodgers on Friday night. The..." April 16

  • Rockies take down Giants with nine-run inning

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado offense sputtered for four innings Thursday but came roaring to life in the fifth when the Rockies erupted for nine runs and beat the San Franciso Giants 11-6 in the rubber game of the series. The win enabled the Rockies to go 3-3 on their first homestand of the..." April 14

  • Arenado's seven RBIs carry Rockies past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nolan Arenado had been searching for his hitting stroke, trying unsuccessfully to get into an offensive groove. He accomplished that objective Wednesday night. Arenado led an extra-base barrage and had a career-high seven RBIs for the Colorado Rockies as they beat the San Francisco..." April 14

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Giants sign RP Alex Torres to minor-league deal

    Today's Knuckleball "Michael Mayer of Metsmerized Online reports that the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a minor-league deal with relief pitcher Alex Torres. Torres pitched well for the pennant-winning New York Mets last season, pitching to a 3.15 ERA (albeit with a 5.73 FIP) in 34.1 innings, although he did not..." April 14

  • Sergio Romo leaves Giants to have right elbow checked

    San Jose Mercury News "Sergio Romo, a core member of three World Series champion bullpens and a significant late-inning presence, is going back to San Francisco for tests on an aching right elbow. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Romo wasn’t available to pitch in the club’s 10-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies at..." April 14

  • Brown belts two homers as Giants bash Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Rookie catcher Trevor Brown had a memorable game, and starter Jeff Samardzija recorded his first win for the San Francisco on Tuesday night in the Giants' 7-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Brown hit a pair of two-run homers to become the first Giants player whose first three..." April 13

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Barry Bonds: Alex Rodriguez will not break my home run record in two years

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s nothing personal, A-Rod. It’s just a matter of simple arithmetic. Legendary slugger and current Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds commented on Alex Rodriguez’s pursuit of his all-time home run record, saying he doesn’t think Rodriguez will break it if he does indeed retire in two..." April 13

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Giants power past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy believes his team sent a message in the first week of the season. No, not to the three-time National League West defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers, or any of baseball's other 28 teams. Rather, to themselves. "We're..." April 10

  • Brandon Belt, Giants agree to 6-year deal worth $79M

    ESPN "The San Francisco Giants and first baseman Brandon Belt have agreed to a contract that reworks his 2016 deal and gives him a five-year extension, the tean announced Saturday. The total value of the six-year deal is $79 million -- similar to the six-year, $75 million deal signed by shortstop..." April 10

  • Short-handed Dodgers go long way to beat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- With 11 players on the disabled list and a 12th late getting to the park after a promotion from the minors, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had limited options available while trying to help his team mount a late comeback on Saturday. Turns out, that was a..." April 09