Giants Rumors & News

  • Giants release Marco Scutaro

    Sporting News "The Giants on Wednesday released veteran infielder Marco Scutaro, who is attempting to come back from offseason back surgery. Scutaro was designated for assignment Jan. 21 to make room for newly signed outfielder Norichika Aoki on the 40-man roster. A month earlier, Scutaro underwent surgery to..." January 29

  • 2d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Brandon Crawford settles with #SFGiants at $3.175M. Midpoint signing.

  • 3d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Sources: Brewers, #Rangers, #Giants, #Yankees, #RedSox, #Padres & #Dodgers among teams to see Moncada in private workouts this month.

  • 6d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Giants LF/1B John Bowker, #Nationals 1B Kila Ka’aihue back in U.S. after playing in NPB. Minor League Transactions

  • 6d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Sabean hopes Petit says in bullpen as “super reliever,” which would mean Lincecum, Vogy competiting for fifth spot. #sfgiants

  • 6d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Ryan vogelsong has 1-year agreement with #SFGiants pending physical. @hankschulman on this

  • 7d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    #sfgiants working toward a deal with Ryan Vogelsong. Looks like it will happen. One year.

  • Panda says he left money on the table in SF "Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio he didn't let the Giants make a final offer before signing with Boston, and he guaranteed the Red Sox would win the American League East this season. Sandoval -- who signed a five-year, $95 million contract with a $17..." January 22

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Vogelsong shifts course. No deal with #Astros. In serious discussions with #SFGiants.

  • 9d
    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Giants DFA Marco Scutaro to clear roster spot for Aoki. Scutaro had back surgery last month, will keep rehabbing with club.

  • Barry Bonds tutoring A-Rod at Bay Area facility

    San Francisco Chronicle "Alex Rodriguez, trying to make the comeback of the century, has gotten a few tips from the best hitter since Ted Williams. Barry Bonds, who spent time tutoring Giants hitters last season — Michael Morse credited Bonds after his majestic pinch homer in the pennant clincher — has broadened his..." January 21

  • 10d
    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Free agent pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is n Houston.He told FOX26 Sports he's not ready to comment at this point on his situation with the Astros

  • Astros reportedly land Colby Rasmus, finalizing deal with Ryan Vogelsong

    Sporting News "The Astros continued their busy offseason Tuesday by closing in on deals with two free agents, outfielder Colby Rasmus and right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Houston signed Rasmus, the best remaining outfielder in free agency, to a one-year deal, according to FOX Sports. "I've..." January 20

  • Giants introduce Nori Aoki, close door on James Shields

    McCovey Chronicles "At least, that's what they're telling us. I still believe! The Giants introduced Nori Aoki at a press conference on Tuesday, and it was a pretty standard affair. Aoki would prefer to hit at the top of the order, but he says that's for the manager to decide. The manager, by phone, said that..." January 20

  • 9d
    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Source said the Vogelsong deal would be for one year, if it gets done. That’s what you’d expect too — it’s that time of year, Scherzer aside

  • 10d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Astros and Ryan Vogelsong are hopeful for a deal and working through some final steps, says a BB source.

  • 10d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Aoki has passed his physical. News conference tomorrow. #SFGiants

  • Giants held private workout for Yoan Moncada

    Hardball Talk "Baseball America’s Ben Badler reports that the Giants held a private workout for Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. Badler adds that Giants ownership is making a push to be more involved in the Cuban market. Moncada, 19, has been drawing a great deal of interest, especially from well-to-do teams..." January 19

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Venezuelan reporters saying Gregor Blanco has reached agreement on a two-year, $7.5 million contract with #sfgiants, avoiding arbitration.

  • 13d
    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Per AP: Belt seeks $4.5m, #sfgiants offer $3m. Crawford $3.95m vs. $2.4m. Blanco $4m vs $3.3m. McGehee $5.4m vs. $4m.

  • Report: Giants avoid arbitration with Petit on one-year deal

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants avoided arbitration with a key arm on Friday, locking up versatile right-hander Yusmeiro Petit on a one-year, $2.1 million contract, according to a report. Petit, 30, went 5-5 with a 3.69 ERA in 39 appearances -- 12 starts -- for the Giants last year. During the 2014..." January 16

  • Giants reportedly sign Aoki to one-year deal "The Giants filled their vacant left-field position Friday, agreeing with outfielder Nori Aoki on a one-year contract with an option, according to multiple reports. The deal is worth $4.7 million plus incentives with a $4 million guaranteed salary for 2015 and a $5.5 million option for 2016 or a..." January 16

  • Krukow: 'There are real concerns' about Giants' rotation

    CSN Bay Area "As of right now, the Giants' 2015 starting rotation will look like this: Madison Bumgarner, Matt Cain, Jake Peavy, Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum. Cain, whose nickname is "The Horse," (he pitched over 200 innings for six straight seasons from 2007 to 2012, and tossed 190.2 in 2006 and 184.1 in..." January 15

  • 17d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies talking to free-agent RHP Vogelsong, per @jonmorosi. Rox, #SFGiants, #Padres also looking at trade for #Mets’ Gee, per sources.

  • 18d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Rockies talking to free-agent RHP Vogelsong, per @jonmorosi. Rox, #SFGiants, #Padres also looking at trade for #Mets’ Gee, per sources.

  • Bonds needs someone to break Hall’s PED barrier

    San Francisco Chronicle "Barry Bonds has seven more tries on the Hall of Fame ballot, and don’t dismiss the possibility he’ll be elected. His candidacy will amp up the minute a suspected steroid user gets into the Hall of Fame. For now, Bonds and Roger Clemens are getting no closer to Cooperstown, thanks to their paper..." January 08

  • Barry Bonds thinks he’ll get in the Hall of Fame “in time”

    Hardball Talk "“In time” for what, I have no idea. Heat death of the universe? Probably. The birth of my great-grandchild? Not sure how much money I’d wager on that. But the Home Run King is optimistic. From Barry Bloom at, who asked Bonds what he felt about not being elected once again: “I don’t have..." January 07

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #SFGiants inquired to #Marlins about Dan Haren earlier this offseason, sources say. Talks occurred before Giants re-signed Jake Peavy.

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • 23d
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Tim Hudson had surgery on right ankle to remove bone spurs. Eight weeks of recovery. #sfgiants

  • 25d
    MLB Network Radio @MLBNetworkRadio

    Evans said, they are staying engaged in conversations with the #Rays about Ben Zobrist, but are realistic. #SFGiants

  • 26d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Giants are out on Shields, never in on Scherzer and still trying to work a deal on Zobrist according to sources

  • 27d
    Robert Murray @RobertMurrayDR

    The #SFGiants are talking to the #Rays about a Ben Zobrist trade, sources tell @CoverThoseBases and me. Unknown if anything is close.

  • 27d
    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Giants are out on Shields, never in on Scherzer and still trying to work a deal on Zobrist according to sources

  • Madison Bumgarner is the Associated Press’ Male Athlete of the Year

    Hardball Talk "Actually, three baseball players finished one, two and three in the AP’s voting for “Male Athlete of the Year.” The vote, cast by U.S. editors and news directors, went like this: 1. Madison Bumgarner; 2. Clayton Kershaw; and 3. Derek Jeter." December 30

  • Giants re-sign J.C. Gutierrez

    Hardball Talk "Designated for assignment and dropped from the 40-man roster by the Giants last month, right-hander J.C. Gutierrez has re-signed with San Francisco on a minor-league contract. Gutierrez would have been due for a raise to around $1.5 million via arbitration, so the Giants definitely saved money..." December 27

  • Giants may target Ben Zobrist

    Hardball Talk "In his latest “Daily Gammons” column, Peter Gammons suggests several GMs expect the Giants to make a trade with the Rays for Ben Zobrist. Zobrist can play a variety of positions, having logged at least 1,000 defensive innings at second base, right field, and shortstop over his nine-year career,..." December 27

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

  • Scutaro has back surgery, out for at least 4 to 6 months

    San Jose Mercury News "Marco Scutaro had back surgery on Sunday, possibly ending his Giants career. Scutaro will be rehabbing for four to six months, general manager Brian Sabean said, and then doctors will reevaluate his ability to continue playing baseball. The 39-year-old infielder had just 13 plate appearances..." December 23

  • Giants, Red Sox still in the picture for James Shields

    Hardball Talk "Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that the Giants and Red Sox are still “in the picture” for free agent starter James Shields, adding that the Yankees are another possible suitor. According to Cafardo’s source, Shields is expected to fetch five years and around $110 million. It was..." December 22

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • S.F. Giants give Peavy 2-year deal, acquire McGehee

    San Francisco Chronicle "The mound at AT&T Park is going to remain a very loud place every fifth day. Jake Peavy and his unbounded energy will be back for 2015 and 2016. The Giants reached agreement Friday with the free-agent right-hander on a two-year, $24 million contract, once again sticking with a player who helped..." December 21

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Sabean said Giants have not talked to Scherzer, don't plan to talk to him.

  • 41d
    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #Sfgiants remain interested in #Braves 3b Chris Johnson

  • 41d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #SFGiants talking to #Marlins about 3B Casey McGehee. Hunter Strickland, Matt Duffy among SF players under discussion.

  • Jake Peavy agrees to a two-year, $24 million deal to stay with the Giants

    Hardball Talk "The Hot Stove sleeps for no one. Not even you California people who won’t read this until it has been up for three hours. And you are the ones who will care about the most as it concerns your Giants who, Ken Rosenthal reports, have signed Jake Peavy to a two-year, $24 million deal. Jerry..." December 19

  • Brad Halsey claimed he was on cocaine when he allowed Barry Bonds record HR

    Larry Brown Sports "Troubled former MLB pitcher Brad Halsey was found dead at the base of a cliff on Halloween, and people are still unsure whether his death was suicide or accidental. One thing we know for certain is that Halsey had multiple issues with drugs and likely had mental problems. USA Today’s Josh Peter..." December 18

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Free-agent RHP Jake Peavy drawing interest from #Marlins, #Braves, #SFGiants. Option for Miami only if Haren retires or is traded.

  • 44d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #SFGiants close to re-signing Romo.

  • Sergio Romo re-signs with the Giants for $15 million

    Hardball Talk "After testing the open market as a free agent Sergio Romo has re-signed with the Giants for two years and $15 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Romo lost the closer job this year and his overall numbers slipped, but he finished the season by allowing just two runs in his..." December 17

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