Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants. The Pirates powered up early with home runs by Josh Harrison and Travis Snider, then rode Liriano for seven innings on a breezy and cool night at AT&T..." July 30
Giants source confirms 95.7 report that Matt Cain is going for a consultation with Dr. James Andrews.
Pagan set to do a full workout tomorrow. Feels good and #SFGiants hope to have a rehab assignment date after tomorrow's workout.
Belt passed concussion test and could begin working out today. Hector Sanchez failed his test, will have to wait at least another 3-4 days.
Belt passed concussion test, said he feels good. Hoping to do some baseball work today or very soon.
Giants remain interested in Zobrist despite giving up 2 prospects in Peavy deal. Giants had 2 scouts watching Rays this weekend.
Belt, Sanchez will be examined by specialist this afternoon. Belt still has concussion symptoms. Pagan could go to minors early next week.
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Dodgers doubled their lead from 2-0 to 4-0 in a three-hit sixth inning that included a throwing error by Giants second baseman Dan Uggla. Yasiel Puig led off the inning with an infield hit and advanced to third on a double by Adrian Gonzalez. Puig scored on a throwing error by..." July 27
CBSSports.com "The Giants are acquiring veteran starter Jake Peavy in a deal with the Red Sox, league sources say. Boston is said to be receiving minor-league pitchers in the deal. Peavy has been pitching better lately after a rough start in Boston this year, and part of the thinking may be that a switch..." July 27
Sabean said Cain not improving, likely going for more tests/second opinion. Wouldn't say if he'll pitch this year, that's up to doctors.
Hardball Talk "The Giants announced this afternoon that catcher Hector Sanchez was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Andrew Susac has been called up from Triple-A Fresno to take his place on the active roster. Sanchez left last night’s game against the Dodgers after he was hit in the mask by a..." July 26
Can confirm Peavy is starting tomorrow for Giants. Club putting out an announcement in less than 10 minutes.
Hector Sanchez has mild concussion. #SFGiants
Los Angeles Times "Yasiel Puig made history again Friday night, when his three triples in the Dodgers' 8-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants tied a single-game franchise record more than a century old. But in the future, this night could be viewed as historic for another reason. This could be the night Puig..." July 26
CBSSports.com "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25
San Francisco Chronicle "Joe Panik has a sprained ankle, Marco Scutaro's back remains balky and Ehire Adrianza might be headed to the disabled list after reinjuring his right hamstring Thursday. Logic suggests the Giants will promote just-signed second baseman Dan Uggla after two games in Fresno, but manager Bruce..." July 25
Sabean on @KNBR said Pagan could be back on next road trip. Also said Adrianza will go on DL tomorrow.
Adrianza re-strained R hammy and is a DL candidate. Bochy wouldn't say yea or nay on Uggla joining Giants tomorrow. Has to talk to GM first.
Bochy pre-game: Righetti back with team tomorrow ... Pagan took more swings yesterday, feels better ... Belt OK to fly back with team
San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner spent most of a 59-minute rain delay Wednesday in the dugout, staying warm in the moist summer air. As he headed out to the bullpen to prepare to throw again, manager Bruce Bochy called general manager Brian Sabean. With a depleted bullpen, a steady downpour and a day game the..." July 24
San Francisco Chronicle "Wednesday was not a good day for Brandon Belt. Shortly after he arrived at Citizens Bank Park, he returned to the hotel feeling terrible, his concussion symptoms not improving. Belt clearly will not be returning when eligible to come off the seven-day disabled list Sunday. Instead, he might..." July 24
Giants growing more concerned about Belt, who is still not feeling much better and was sent back to hotel. Team will do more tests in SF.
CSN Bay Area "Buster Posey made everyone work deep into the night. Brandon Crawford made sure it was worth the effort. And closer Tim Lincecum – yes, you read that right – led the handshake line after recording his first career save. For the second consecutive night, the Giants bullpen was a succession of..." July 23
The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23
San Jose Mercury News "Ryan Vogelsong pitched on an island for a month, getting zero run support in four consecutive starts. Besieged by the flu Monday, Vogelsong finally broke down and had a clunker. Naturally, this was the night he received help from every corner of the clubhouse. The Giants pounded out 15 hits and..." July 22
Cain said MRI showed no structural damage. Ligament is fine. #sfgiants.
Source: Uggla to #SFGiants.
Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe drops the following blurb in his weekly Sunday notes column … Chase Uthttp://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/20/blue-jays-giants-taking-their-best-shot-at-chase-utley/ley, 2B, Phillies — Right now it doesn’t appear that Utley is going anywhere because he..." July 21
Matt Cain placed on 15-day DL (retro to 7/11) with right elbow inflammation. #SFGiants
Belt going on DL. Bochy unsure if it's 7 or 15-day. Tests confirmed concussion. Plan is for Duvall to meet team in Philly.
San Francisco Chronicle "Want to know how odd this season has been? After the Giants beat the Marlins 5-3 on Saturday night, winner Tim Hudson talked about doing "what it takes to win ballgames, and get back into the race, and try to right the ship." Back into the race? Right the ship? The Giants have the best record..." July 20
Hardball Talk "The Giants, in need of infield help, have been considering shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and utilityman Mike Aviles as trade options, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. The Giants recently got Marco Scutaro back from the disabled list, but he has played in just one game since being activated on..." July 20
CSN Bay Area "Brandon Belt’s tough luck season continued Saturday night, when he was struck in the face by a thrown ball during batting practice. Belt started in the Giants’ 5-3 victory at Marlins Park but was removed in the bottom of the third inning because of dizziness and the club sent him for concussion..." July 20
CSN Bay Area "There isn’t enough truth serum in the world to make Matt Cain confess to any arm discomfort. But the signs were too great to ignore, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged that Cain, his longest tenured player, has been dealing with “crankiness” in his right elbow since spring..." July 19
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants did not merely start the second half with a win. They looked as if they were shot out of a cannon, beating the Marlins 9-1 on Friday night with homers from Brandon Crawford and Pablo Sandoval producing five of the runs. "It definitely looks like we came back hungry today," Madison..." July 19
I can confirm that Dan Uggla is under consideration for #SFGiants. He's being talked about.
Bochy said Cain's elbow "has been cranky." That's why they pushed him back, but he's not expected to miss a start.
MLB.com "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16
ESPN.com "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15
AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P
NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P
Giants have been told Hudson is going to All-Star Game. It'll be his fourth appearance, first since 2010.
Arizona Republic "When he thinks back to the Wade Miley of early this season, the one who lugged a 5.00 ERA around for much of the season's first three months, Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero remembers the delivery. It looked tight and unnatural, like someone trying to exert a little more from himself than..." July 13
Bochy said still no timetable for Pagan. He hasn't taken swings yet down in Arizona.
Scutaro return from rehab. Reinstated from 60 day DL. Hicks designated for assignment. #SFGiants