Giants Rumors & News

  • Eight-run inning propels Padres past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- With his blast heading toward the giant Coke bottle atop the left-field bleachers at AT&T Park on Saturday night, San Diego Padres first baseman Wil Myers had to watch. "That's my best bullet," the slugger proudly boasted after he crushed a three-run home run to cap an..." April 30

  • Arroyo homer lifts Giants past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants were impressed when Christian Arroyo, in his first major-league at-bat, hit a ground ball to the right side that advanced a baserunner to third. They hadn't seen anything yet. The 21-year-old homered for the second time in three games Friday..." April 29

  • Madison Bumgarner's shoulder injury likely to keep him out until after the All-Star break

    CBS Sports "When Giants ace Madison Bumgarner first injured his throwing shoulder in a dirt bike accident earlier this week, the team expected him to be out six to eight weeks. Bumgarner and the Giants got worse news Friday. As's Chris Haft writes, Bumgarner has been diagnosed with a Grade 2..." April 29

  • Pence sac fly in 10th lifts Giants past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants had one hit and trailed the Los Angeles Dodgers by three runs entering the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night at AT&T Park. There was still plenty of time left for Michael Morse to turn back the clock, for rookie Christian Arroyo to..." April 27

  • Dodgers beat Giants in 10 innings

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Los Angeles Dodgers veteran Chase Utley has played baseball so long, he insists he has tagged up from third base on a foul out to the first baseman before. Now he has done it again. The Dodgers used a rare sacrifice fly to the first baseman as part of a four-run..." April 27

  • Kershaw pitches Dodgers to win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Having lost six consecutive games at AT&T Park to the rival San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers treated the Tuesday matchup with much more importance than that average April duel between two sub-.500 teams. How important was it? When the first Giants batter of the..." April 26

  • Giants Select Contract Of Michael Morse, Place Denard Span On DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have moved Parker to the 60-day disabled list to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Morse. Additionally, center fielder Denard Span has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. Brandon Crawford, meanwhile, has been placed on the bereavement list, and Kelby Tomlinson has been..." April 26

  • Bumgarner won't require surgery after dirt bike accident

    CBS Sports "Late last week, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was badly injured in a dirt bike accident , brusing several ribs and damaging the A/C joint in his pitching shoulder. Early reports indicated that Bumgarner will miss six-to-eight weeks, though some suggested even more than eight weeks. It is his..." April 26

  • Cain, Giants dump Dodgers 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Statistically one of the worst pitchers in baseball the past three seasons, San Francisco right-hander Matt Cain must be excused if he was more than a bit nervous Monday in the ninth inning of the Giants' series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. After all, Cain was in..." April 25

  • Madison Bumgarner accident could be factor in future contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner’s dirt bike accident may have repercussions even after he has recovered from the injuries sustained as a result. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Giants’ front office won’t forget about Bumgarner’s decision to get on a dirt bike during..." April 25

  • Giants' Madison Bumgarner reveals how he injured his shoulder in dirt bike accident

    CBS Sports "On Friday we learned Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will miss an undisclosed length of time after suffering a shoulder injury in a dirt bike accident in Colorado. He was hurt during an off-day prior to a series against the Rockies in Coors Field. With his left arm on a sling, Bumgarner spoke to..." April 25

  • Giants prospect Arroyo's mom didn't believe he'd been called up "Before their series-opening 2-1 win over the rival Dodgers at AT&T Park on Monday night, the Giants dropped some news: They called up third baseman Christian Arroyo, their No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. This is a big deal, especially considering that Arroyo was hitting..." April 25

  • Giants call up Christian Arroyo, Drew Stubbs

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants have called up top prospect Christian Arroyo and outfielder Drew Stubbs. The team said Arroyo would get the start at third base for Monday night’s game at AT&T Park against the Dodgers. Regular third baseman Eduardo Nuñez will play left field." April 24

  • After Madison Bumgarner's fall from grace, are the Giants done?

    USA Today "Call it a dirt-bike fall, a fall from grace, a downfall, whatever the term, there will be lingering fallout for the San Francisco Giants from Madison Bumgarner’s ill-fated off-day adventure last week in Colorado. With a National League-worst 6-13 record, the Giants are off to their lousiest..." April 24

  • San Francisco to name street after Barry Bonds at Candlestick Park redevelopment

    CBS Sports "The city of San Francisco is busy undertaking a redevelopment of the site where Candlestick Park -- bygone home of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants -- once stood. A small part of the project is naming streets in the area in honor of 49ers and Giants legends. As reports,..." April 24

  • Giants wise not to punish underpaid Madison Bumgarner

    ESPN "The topic was unnecessary physical risk, and Madison Bumgarner and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy gnawed on it in friendly conversation in Bochy's office at AT&T Park last June. Bochy leaned back in the black chair at his desk, hat off, and Bumgarner sat to his left, his legs stretched..." April 24

  • Rockies' offense comes alive in win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Backed by an offense that is heating up, rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela gave the Colorado Rockies another superb start Saturday night as they pounded the floundering San Francisco Giants 12-3. The Rockies tallied season-highs in runs and hits (14), getting home runs from..." April 23

  • Mariners cut Leonys Martin: Breaking down landing spots, MLB teams with OF holes

    CBS Sports "The Mariners announced two roster moves on Sunday prior to their series finale against the A's. They recalled 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach and pitcher Chris Heston from Triple-A. Reliever Chase De Jong was sent to Triple-A and outfielder Leonys Martin was designated for assignment. Let's dig in on the..." April 23

  • Five MLB GM’s who failed to address key needs

    Sportsnaut "Is it really fair to boo a player? If he’s not giving it his all, sure. But more often than not, a player getting booed is really the result of a front office failure. A player may not be any good, but the front office is responsible for putting him in that position. Plenty of MLB general..." April 23

  • Bochy: No surgery expected for Giants ace Madison Bumgarner

    San Jose Mercury News "Two days after wiping out on a dirt bike, Madison Bumgarner’s arm is in a sling and he is able to walk under his own power. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Bumgarner briefly left the team hotel here Friday night and went to Coors Field to meet with head athletic trainer Dave..." April 23

  • Story's grand slam helps Rockies beat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Trevor Story has made his few hits count this year, and never more so than Friday night. He belted a grand slam, and Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run, inside-the-park homer as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5. The Rockies are 7-0 in one-run games and lead..." April 22

  • Giants concerned Bumgarner will miss more than 2 months

    Bleacher Report "The San Francisco Giants could be without star pitcher Madison Bumgarner for more than two months following a dirt bike accident Thursday. ESPN's Buster Olney reported the Giants "will get more info on Bumgarner in days ahead, but there is concern within [the] organization the injury will..." April 22

  • Bochy hopes Bumgarner's injury 'is a lesson learned' for Giants

    CSN Bay Area "The coaching staff always looks forward to an off day for a struggling team, but at the same time, those rare days come with a certain sense of fear. On Thursday, those fears were realized. Madison Bumgarner had a dirt bike accident in the Denver area Thursday and sustained bruised ribs and a..." April 22

  • Giants team bus backed into car

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco Giants may have had an insurance claim to file prior to Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Giants play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming tweeted that the team bus backed into a car on the way to Coors Field." April 22

  • Madison Bumgarner Placed on 10-Day DL with Rib, Shoulder Injuries

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with bruised ribs and a sprained left shoulder following a dirt bike accident, according to 95.7 The Game's John Dickinson. The accident reportedly occurred during the team's off day in Denver. San..." April 21

  • Giants’ Bumgarner hurt in dirt bike accident; expected to miss 6-8 weeks

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is on the disabled list after sustaining injuries to his ribs and pitching shoulder in a dirt bike accident Thursday, the team just announced. Bumgarner was hurt in Denver, on an off day for the Giants, and has bruised ribs and a Grade 1 or 2 strain of the AC..." April 21

  • Vargas, Royals win pitching duel with Giants, Bumgarner

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Madison Bumgarner has been one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game for several years. On Wednesday night, Kansas City Royals left-hander Jason Vargas was better than the San Francisco Giants ace, winning 2-0. Vargas (3-0) struck out nine, one shy of his..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Panik's RBI single in 11th lifts Giants past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The San Francisco Giants pushed the Panik button. Joe Panik's two-out single in the 11th scored Nick Hundley as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Hundley doubled into the left-field corner with two out to set up Panik's..." April 19

  • Angel Pagan Says He Won't Play in 2017 Season

    Bleacher Report "Angel Pagan remains unsigned weeks into the 2017 Major League Baseball season, and it appears he won't be making an appearance on the diamond at all this year. On Wednesday, Pagan told El Vocero's Yamaira Muniz Perez (h/t's Steve Adams) he plans to sit out this season to..." April 19

  • Giants activate Buster Posey from 7-day concussion DL

    Sporting News "The Giants activated catcher Buster Posey from the seven-day concussion disabled list Tuesday, bringing him back in the minimum amount of time after he took a pitch to the head last week. Posey, who was 7 for 21 (.333) before sustaining the injury, will return as a designated hitter and bat..." April 18

  • Bruce Bochy Undergoes Minor Heart Procedure

    CSN Bay Area "Bruce Bochy did not make the return trip to Kansas City with the Giants. The team announced Tuesday that Bochy underwent a minor ablation procedure in the morning to alleviate discomfort related to an atrial flutter, which is an abnormal heart rhythm. Bochy has had several heart-related..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Giants’ Jarrett Parker suffers broken right clavicle while making stunning catch

    San Jose Mercury News "Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker sustained a broken right clavicle during the fourth inning of Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies. Parker was in obvious agony after crashing into the outfield wall to make a terrific running catch and immediately left the field. “He hit the wall..." April 16

  • Senzatela, LeMahieu lead Rockies past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "What looked like a high-scoring affair after an inning turned into a pitchers' duel. Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela settled down after a shaky first inning, and DJ LeMahieu's run-scoring single in the second inning provided the winning margin as the Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants..." April 16

  • Giants trade Clayton Blackburn to Rangers for minor league infielder

    KNBR "The San Francisco Giants have traded minor league right-handed pitcher Clayton Blackburn to the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league infielder Frandy De La Rosa and cash considerations club Senior Vice President and General Manager Bobby Evans announced today. De La Rosa was originally..." April 16

  • Johnny Cueto wants to finish career in American League

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto seems to have so much fun hitting and running the bases, you might think he would not want to play in the American League, which has the designated hitter. You would be wrong. In a surprising answer to that question, ahead of the Giants’ visit to Kansas City,..." April 16

  • Cueto starts 3-0; Giants pound out 8-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco Giants left fielder Chris Marrero never realized how difficult it can be catching a routine fly ball. That's because he'd never had to do it after hitting a major-league home run. Johnny Cueto benefited from an 11-hit attack, including Marrero's first..." April 15

  • Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker injured in wall collision

    San Francisco Chronicle "Left fielder Jarrett Parker has left Saturday’s game against the Rockies with what appears to be a serious shoulder injury. The Rockies had three runs in and led 4-0 in the fourth against Matt Moore when Parker outraced a DJ LeMahieu drive and caught it two steps from the wall. After he stopped..." April 15

  • Rockies' Chatwood stymies Giants for first career shutout

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood loves the fans at AT&T Park in San Francisco. He even loves them when he hates them. Constantly being reminded by the pesky Giants' faithful that he was pitching a perfect game Saturday, Chatwood retired the first 17 batters..." April 15

  • Story's homer helps Rockies beat Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- It took Trevor Story all of four pitches to hit his first home run last season. This year, it took 11 games. Either way, the Colorado Rockies shortstop insisted Thursday night, it feels great. Especially when the drought ends against Madison Bumgarner. Story hit..." April 14

  • Giants catcher Buster Posey starts working out, reports feeling good

    San Jose Mercury News "Three days after getting hit by a fastball to the helmet, Buster Posey’s condition and progress are encouraging to Giants manager Bruce Bochy. Posey already has begun exercising, and elevating his heart rate has not brought on any concussion symptoms, Bochy said. The manager was more optimistic..." April 14

  • Cain gets rare April win as Giants beat D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Cain enjoyed a pitching win and a standing ovation, and he managed to squeeze in a decent Madison Bumgarner impression with a bat in his hands. Not a bad Wednesday night at AT&T Park. The San Francisco right-hander won in April for the first time since 2012 in the..." April 13

  • Posey: Decision to go on concussion DL 'bigger than baseball'

    CSN Bay Area "After years of using “Hell on Wheels” as his walk-up song, Buster Posey switched to a different country tune for Monday’s home opener. Seconds after it played for the first time, he was sitting in the dirt. “I might need to change it (back),” he said Tuesday, smiling. “I’ve already thought..." April 13

  • Ray pitches, hits Diamondbacks past Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Robbie Ray made a big splash with his bat Tuesday night. And after teammate Jake Lamb provided a big hit, Ray did the rest with his arm. The left-hander shut out the San Francisco Giants for 6 2/3 innings and sparked a three-run uprising with a leadoff single, helping..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Source: Giants to put Buster Posey on disabled list

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants plan to put catcher Buster Posey on the disabled list Tuesday, NBC Sports Bay Area has learned, with Tim Federowicz getting called up to back up Nick Hundley. Posey was said to be feeling alright, but the team committed to making the move out of an abundance of caution. There was no..." April 11

  • Giants overcome loss of Posey to top D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Taijuan Walker's wildness sent San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey to the trainer's room Monday afternoon. Then it sent the Arizona Diamondbacks to defeat. The Giants took advantage of pitcher Matt Moore's swinging bunt to score three runs in a bizarre..." April 10

  • Posey Takes Pitch to Helmet in First At-Bat, Leaves Game Immediately

    CSN Bay Area "Buster Posey was pulled in the first inning of the home opener after taking a 94 mph fastball off the helmet. Posey was hit on the second pitch he saw from Taijuan Walker, and he immediately went down, although he didn’t lose consciousness. Posey sat down until trainer Dave Groeschner and..." April 10