Giants Rumors & News

  • A's make it three in row over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland A's rookie Sean Manaea knew he was on a pitch count Wednesday night when he came off the disabled list to make his 10th career start, so he made quick work of the San Francisco Giants. Manaea (3-4) pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings in a 7-1 victory against the Giants..." June 30

  • Smolinski's pinch homer helps A's rally past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Jake Smolinski had it all figured out. The Oakland Athletics reserve outfielder would pinch-hit against San Francisco Giants left-hander Javier Lopez late in Tuesday night's game and take him up the middle for a hit. Turns out he was right ... except for one little..." June 29

  • Giants scratch Joe Panik from lineup with concussion-like symptoms

    Sacramento Bee "After Joe Panik took a pitch to the head against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Giants were concerned enough to put the second baseman through three days of concussion tests. Panik passed those tests, manager Bruce Bochy said. But nine days after the initial beaning, Panik reported feeling..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Semien helps A's top Giants in Mengden's first win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- In the great debate of who got the better of the Marcus Semien-Jeff Samardzija trade in December 2014, the Oakland Athletics' import made the loudest statement Monday night. Semien blasted a three-run homer off his former trade partner in a five-run second inning and rookie..." June 28

  • Romo set for at least one more in minors

    CSN Bay Area "Bruce Bochy's phrase of the spring was "slow-play," and while he hasn't come out and said he's doing it with Sergio Romo right now, that's exactly what the Giants are doing. Romo appears ready after a second round of rehab appearances, including one yesterday in Stockton, and he says he feels..." June 28

  • Giants could let Bumgarner hit in lieu of DH "An intriguing issue was raised Monday, but not answered: Will the Giants scrap using a designated hitter when Madison Bumgarner starts Thursday at Oakland and let the adept-hitting pitcher take his cuts instead? Giants manager Bruce Bochy skirted the issue for now. "Too early to commit," he..." June 28

  • Bruce Bochy joins Sparky Anderson as the only managers to win 800 games with two teams

    Hardball Talk "Bruce Bochy won his 800th game as the Giants’ manager in dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon, as his club pulled out a walk-off 8-7 victory against the Phillies. He leads active managers in wins with 1,751 and joins Sparky Anderson as the only managers in baseball history to win 800-plus games..." June 28

  • Sean Doolittle Drawing Interest; Giants Looking At Josh Reddick

    Fox Sports "Here's an idea for the Athletics, a relatively radical idea considering the team's history of trading its best players: Keep the core together. Sign right fielder Josh Reddick long-term, and do not trade right-hander Sonny Gray, catcher Steven Vogt and reliever Sean Doolittle. Oh, Billy..." June 28

  • Rupp homer propels Phillies past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- When explaining why he was planning to start Carlos Ruiz in Sunday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants, Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin noted that "he's my best-hitting catcher." But after watching Cameron Rupp's power display Saturday night, the..." June 26

  • Gillaspie walk-off double pushes Giants past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants added to their major-league lead in walk-off wins Sunday. It came from an unusual source. Conor Gillaspie followed a double by Ramiro Pena with a double of his own into the right-field corner, providing the Giants an 8-7 win over the..." June 26

  • Mets, Giants Interested In Yunel Escobar; Angels “Listening”

    MLB Trade Rumors "SUNDAY: The Mets have also shown interest in Escobar, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports (Twitter link). Escobar could directly serve as a replacement for the injured David Wright at third, or his multi-position versatility could further add to a plethora of infield options for New..." June 26

  • The Giants have asked the Reds about trading for Jay Bruce

    Red Reporter "Just about three weeks ago, I stated the obvious: the San Francisco Giants needed Jay Bruce, and they needed him right that very moment. The banged up outfield was without Angel Pagan for a series of weeks and All Star Hunter Pence for a couple of months, leaving a clear void in both the field..." June 26

  • Giants rally past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants began play Friday with a .397 batting average with the bases loaded, tops in baseball, whereas the Philadelphia Phillies were at .192, the third-worst in the majors. Three critical situations later, the Giants are now at .407, the Phillies at..." June 25

  • Mac Williamson making case to be Giants’ future left fielder

    San Francisco Chronicle "Brandon Crawford eyeballed Mac Williamson’s sixth-inning homer Thursday and guessed 440 feet. Statcast said 446. What’s 6 feet between guys who might play every day together sometime? Williamson knows the Giants might trade for an outfielder. In his fourth call-up from Triple-A this season, the..." June 24

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Pagan's grand slam helps Giants crush Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It was the National League wild-card game 2013. Johnny Cueto, then with Cincinnati, let the Pittsburgh fans get to him with their loud jeers of "Cueeee-toooo" and the Reds lost. He has not forgotten, even now that he is with San Francisco. Cueto ran his record against the..." June 22

  • Giants escape five-run hole, edge Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The way the Giants and Pirates are going in opposite directions, a five-run difference didn't feel all that discouraging to San Francisco or all that safe to Pittsburgh. Joe Panik's two-run, sixth-inning double finished off San Francisco's comeback from a five-run deficit, and..." June 22

  • Pirates, Locke halt Giants' eight-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It was a scenario that seemingly would have been impossible to predict this side of a fictional tale. Third-string catcher Erik Kratz hit a home run and struggling starter Jeff Locke led a contingent of four Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers in shutting down the high-flying San..." June 20

  • Giants pull away from Rays for eighth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Clutch hitting once again carried the San Francisco Giants in the late innings on Sunday as they rallied for four runs in the eighth in a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The victory completed a three-game sweep and extended San Francisco's win..." June 19

  • Giants' Jake Peavy: Will pitch Sunday against the Rays

    CBS Sports "Peavy will start Sunday against Tampa Bay, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Giants are going with Albert Suarez for Saturday's game and will start Peavy on Sunday in a matchup against Jake Odorizzi." June 18

  • A minor adjustment is paying off big for Brandon Belt

    ESPN "Brandon Belt just wanted a little more time. The 6-foot-5 first baseman takes a bit longer than most to unfurl his long frame as he swings. And after Belt struck out a career-high 147 times in 2015, San Francisco slugger and hitting coach Hensley Meulens suggested a minor change that's paying..." June 18

  • Panik's 3-run HR in ninth sends Giants past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In the fifth inning on Saturday, Giants second baseman Joe Panik drove in a run by taking a pitch to the helmet with the bases loaded. With two out in the ninth, he found a better way to bring in some runs. An inning after the Giants tied the game, Panik crushed..." June 18

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Giant love for Tim Lincecum on the eve of his Angels debut

    Los Angeles Times "The best views in baseball are the ones at AT&T Park. On a clear day, you can look beyond the outfield and across San Francisco Bay, with the Oakland Coliseum in your sights. The San Francisco Giants will extend their hearts across the Bay on Saturday. Tim Lincecum, whose artistry on the mound..." June 16

  • Giants put Cain back on DL with same hamstring injury

    CSN Bay Area "Matt Cain's return to the rotation didn't last long. The Giants put Cain back on the 15-day disabled list before Tuesday's game with the same right hamstring strain that he had just come back from. "He was very sore in the hamstring area again," manager Bruce Bochy said after a 3-2 win over the..." June 15

  • Giants, Cueto dominate Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The Milwaukee Brewers never made it easy on Johnny Cueto during their seven-game losing streak to the former Cincinnati Reds ace. That all changed during win No. 8 Wednesday. Aided by a Brewers comedy of errors in the field that helped the San Francisco Giants stake..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Span's opening blast sets tone for Giants' romp

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Shortstop Brandon Crawford called it the best start the San Francisco Giants enjoyed all season. Indeed, it would be tough to top leadoff hitter Denard Span's homer into the bay in the bottom of the first inning, which touched off an offensive ignition switch in the Giants'..." June 14

  • Brewers trade rumors: ‘Minimal’ talks on Braun going to Giants

    MLB Daily Dish "Hunter Pence has everyone talking. No, not because he suddenly ran out into a desolate back road at night, causing a driver to have to swerve out of the way and nearly have a heart attack. It’s because his torn hamstring is creating an outfield need for the Giants that may be filled by someone..." June 14

  • Giants sign Ruben Tejada to minor league deal

    KNBR "In yet another move to bolster the Giants’ depth, has learned the Giants inked infielder Ruben Tejada to a minor-league deal, pending his physical on Monday. The 26-year-old was released June 1 by the Cardinals, a team that quickly shot Jedd Gyorko and Aledmys Diaz past Tejada on the..." June 14

  • Peavy, Giants hold off Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- When San Francisco Giants right-hander Jake Peavy woke up with a stiff neck earlier this week, he was reminded that he's every bit of 35 years old. With that in mind, he was asked after outpitching 19-year-old Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Julio Urias in a 2-1 Giants win Sunday..." June 13

  • Ryan Braun to San Francisco Giants?

    Digital Journal "With two months of MLB action in the books and teams starting to battle for post season position, rumors are buzzing on social media about potential trades that could reshape the landscape of baseball over the second half of the year. Several teams are looking to move big money contracts and..." June 13

  • Giants offer Draymond Green tickets to Monday's game

    The Score "Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, which prevents him from setting foot inside Oracle Arena when the Golden State Warriors face the Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN's Marc J. Spears reported that Green is expected to watch the game from a suite inside Coliseum, where..." June 13

  • Posey delivers winning hit in 10th as Giants edge Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- After manager Bruce Bochy labeled Saturday's 5-4, 10-inning victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers his club's best win of the year, San Francisco Giants rookie Chris Stratton could do his skipper one better. It was the greatest moment of his career. "They picked me up..." June 12

  • Arrieta wants to join Bumgarner in Home Run Derby

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings against the Braves on Saturday to win his first start since his only loss in nearly a year. But it wasn’t until he was asked about his hitting, and about Madison Bumgarner’s effort to crash the All-Star Home Run Derby that Arrieta seemed to get fired..." June 12

  • Turner turns tables as Dodgers edge Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- With Clayton Kershaw having thrown his final pitch to end the eighth inning in a 2-2 tie, the San Francisco Giants seemed to have the Los Angeles Dodgers right where they wanted them late Friday night. Until Justin Turner stepped to the plate in the ninth, that is...." June 11

  • Giants' Angel Pagan: Will begin rehab Saturday

    CBS Sports "Pagan (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A El Paso, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. " June 11

  • Johnny Cueto's balk looms large in loss, but here's why it's a questionable call

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers beat the Giants, 3-2, Friday night to move within three games of the NL West lead. The game featured a pitcher's duel that did not disappoint. The lines: Clayton Kershaw: W, 8 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 13 K Johnny Cueto: ND, 8 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 K Again, the Dodgers won by one,..." June 11

  • Heyward's brother drafted while playing in NCAA tourney

    The Score "Saturday was quite the day for Miami outfielder Jacob Heyward, who played against Boston College in the Super Regionals and got drafted by the San Francisco Giants. The younger brother of Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, Jacob was selected by the Giants in the 18th round, 545th overall,..." June 11

  • Giants slip past Red Sox behind two solo shots

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants rookie Mac Williamson hasn't been around Major League Baseball long, but already he's developed a theory. When things aren't going your way early in a ballgame, you will eventually get another chance to further embarrass yourself. Such was the..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Giants agree to deal with Chris Denorfia, pending physical

    Baseball Essential "The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a deal with outfielder Chris Denorfia, pending physical, league sources said. With Hunter Pence out due to a serious hamstring injury, the Giants are adding depth to the outfield, and they likely aren’t done yet. Expect another signing in the near future." June 09

  • Giants Sign Travis Ishikawa To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are in agreement with first baseman/outfielder Travis Ishikawa on a minor league contract, as Damian Trujillo of NBC Bay Area first reported (on Twitter). Giants GM Bobby Evans confirmed the news to reporters last night, tweets Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area, citing a need for depth at..." June 09

  • Bogaerts' single pushes Red Sox past Giants in 10th

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- With one of the deepest rosters in the major leagues, the Boston Red Sox aren't likely to panic when they find themselves in a tight spot late in a close game. But that was exactly what one of the Boston players did Tuesday night, and it paved the way for yet another..." June 08

  • Madison Bumgarner not worried about hurting himself in Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner says he is not too concerned about hurting himself in the Home Run Derby, which is the one deterrent that’s been cited as a reason to keep him out of the competition next month. Most baseball fans seemingly would love to watch Bumgarner become the first pitcher to participate..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Four-run rally pushes Cardinals past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Even though it wasn't a hit, Yadier Molina saw it as a sign that perhaps his luck is about to change. Molina was mired in the worst slump of his career Sunday night, hitless in 20 consecutive at-bats, when he came up with the bases loaded in the sixth inning of a tie game..." June 06