Pagan goes on rehab tomorrow. Could be activated this weekend. Panda starts his Saturday. Could be active Monday. @bcraw35 doubtful for tmrw
MLB.com "Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong had all five pins removed from his right hand Tuesday, which could accelerate the pace of his recovery from his fractured right pinkie. Vogelsong said that with all the pins gone, he'll be able to perform more mobility and flexibility exercises than he would if any..." June 19
San Jose Mercury News "Manager Bruce Bochy isn't afraid to acknowledge that the Giants are "fortunate" to be in as good of shape as they are in the N.L. West despite a prolonged rough stretch. On Tuesday, the Giants were fortunate to escape with a victory over the San Diego Padres after twice blowing leads and needing..." June 19
San Diego Union-Tribune "The streak continues, the Padres are now two games over .500 and the bullpen worked overtime again in a 5-3 win Monday over the San Francisco Giants. The Good: Venable and the Pen. At six wins coming into the game, the Padres’ winning streak looked like it was coming to an end when Juan..." June 18
Sandoval could begin rehab assignment Friday w/San Jose. Pagan also close to rehab games. #sfgiants
Boston Globe "Early this week, the Houston Astros will formulate a game plan as to how to approach their veteran assets. Teams are already calling about Bud Norris, a cheap ($3 million) solution to any contender’s rotation. Cheap in salary, but he won’t be cheap in acquisition cost. The Astros are willing..." June 17
Angel Pagan got a PRP shot earlier on trip to speed healing in hamstring. He said surgery was presented as an option and he declined.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "After the defending World Series champion Giants put on a two-strike hitting clinic Friday night, the Braves got a few ideas. They worked counts, put balls in play and came up with their own version of pesky play Saturday to rally for a 6-5 win over the Giants. Sure, they got a pair of home..." June 16
San Francisco Chronicle "This is why Madison Bumgarner is no ordinary 23-year-old major-league pitcher. He had just lost a no-hit bid in the sixth inning Friday night on a Texas League single by Chris Johnson that fell among three teammates. Bumgarner's only visible reaction was a couple of big sniffs, no doubt loading..." June 15
San Francisco Chronicle "If Matt Cain is not scheduled to pitch next June 13, he might grab manager Bruce Bochy by the ears and demand the ball. A year to the night after his perfect game, Cain took a no-hitter into the fifth inning Thursday and allowed two hits over 6 2/3 in a 10-0 victory against the Pirates, the..." June 14
San Francisco Chronicle "Wednesday was not a night to ask big-picture questions. Bench coach Ron Wotus managed the Giants' 12-8 loss to the Pirates in place of the suspended Bruce Bochy, and Wotus will not speak for the organization on critical topics, such as: -- When is management going to admit that some of their..." June 13
MLB.com "Giants manager Bruce Bochy and Tigers skipper Jim Leyland announced their All-Star Game coaching staffs on Thursday, and there's a noticeable New York connection with each member of the group. Nationals manager Davey Johnson and Mets skipper Terry Collins will serve as Bochy's National League..." June 13
San Francisco Chronicle "A 94-mph fastball that collided with Marco Scutaro's hand presented the Giants' second baseman with a major life decision, and he did not blink. Scutaro said Wednesday he hopes to be fitted with an orthotic that would allow him to play despite a damaged tendon in his left pinkie, knowing that..." June 13
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Wednesday night, the top of the Pirates' lineup brought the "early and often" cliche to life. Barry Zito had barely left the bullpen after warm-ups before Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer and Andrew McCutchen had a foot on his throat. They led an offensive onslaught that resulted in a 12-8 win over..." June 13
Scutaro is telling coaches he wants to try to play as soon as pain subsides in another day or two.
#SFGiants P George Kontos suspended 3 games.
MLB.com "Shortly after the Giants optioned righty George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno and recalled Sandy Rosario from the same club on Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced suspensions of one game for Giants manager Bruce Bochy and three games for Kontos. Bochy will serve his suspension during Wednesday..." June 12
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The cheers when Gerrit Cole toed the mound at PNC Park Tuesday night seemed appropriate. The fans likely didn't expect to serenade Cole again as he stood on first base, triumphantly flashing a 'Z' toward the Pirates dugout. But Cole's wowing of his audience became a theme for the night. Cole was..." June 12
CSN Bay Area "The Giants placed Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list with a left foot strain, the club announced Tuesday afternoon. Sandoval missed the Giants' three-game series in St.Louis two weekends ago after originally straining the foot in the team's 5-2 victory over the A's on May 30. He returned to..." June 11
CBSSports.com "The Giants are never afraid to make a trade in July, and they have two World Series titles in the last three years to show for it. But it's been years since the Giants have needed to trade for a starting pitcher in July. Ten years. Sidney Ponson, acquired in July 2003 from the Orioles, for Ryan..." June 11
Noonan traveling to PIT, will be added to roster if he arrives in time, Giants say. Sandoval expected to go on DL but nothing official yet.
CSN Bay Area "What was faster than Juan Perez when he sprinted in a blur, crashed into the center field wall, made a tremendous catch and held on through the impact – all in the first major league inning of his life? How about Andres Torres talking about it? “Wow,” Torres said. “That was amazing, great..." June 10
CSN Bay Area "Pablo Sandoval’s MRI exam showed that his left foot strain was no more severe, but the Giants’ All-Star third baseman is likely headed to the disabled list anyway. “To be honest, we need to get this to calm down,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said following a 6-2 victory at Arizona on Sunday...." June 10
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants got another solid performance from accidental starter Chad Gaudin on Sunday. They also got a much-needed dose of momentum - in the form of a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks before 38,222 at Chase Field - as they prepare to embark on a particularly treacherous portion of..." June 10
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants picked up the pieces Saturday night, shaking off the bitter aftertaste of the previous evening's loss and cruising to an easy victory. But amid all the fun of their 10-5 pounding of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Giants received a setback. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval had shown signs of..." June 09
Sandoval left the game after aggravating his left foot strain, Giants say.
Hardball Talk "The Giants have placed center fielder Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list due to a continued battle with a strained right hamstring, reports CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly. Pagan had been out of the lineup for 11 consecutive days, so his arrival on the DL is retroactive 10 days." June 08
Pagan is out of #SFGiants lineup again, misses 11th straight game.
SB Nation "The San Francisco Giants selected Florida high school shortstop Christian Arroyo with the No. 25 overall pick of the 2013 MLB Draft. Arroyo committed to play for Florida next season. Ranked as the 102nd-best prospect in the draft by Baseball America, Arroyo starred for USA Baseball's..." June 06
Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey and the Jays were waiting for a day like this. It wasn’t the brilliant sunshine and an early afternoon game at lovely AT&T Park. It wasn’t the sellout crowd or the superb baseball atmosphere here. Dickey was making his 13th start of the season and he was waiting for his 2012 success..." June 06
San Francisco Chronicle "On each player’s chair after the game was an envelope carrying the White House seal. Inside were formal invitations for the Giants’ traditional post-championship White House visit. They are going July 29. Just as in 2011, the Giants will not see President Obama when they travel to Washington to..." June 05
San Jose Mercury News "Manager Bruce Bochy said he hasn’t had time to digest the ESPN report that said MLB is prepared to suspend as many as 20 players for their alleged involvement with a Miami-area clinic that is the subject of a performance-enhancing drug scandal. Just the same, he said, he is all in favor of..." June 05
San Francisco Chronicle "Whatever you want to call the past three weeks for the Giants - feel free to use "hell" in your description - it began with two homely losses in Toronto. The fielders played hacky sack with the baseball and the Jays outscored them 21-9. The Rogers Centre and its turf field might as well have..." June 05
San Francisco Chronicle "The five members of a pitching rotation are brothers. They mostly cling together, one unit, celebrating each other's triumphs, commiserating after failures, and comparing notes and cribbing together for their nightly tests on the mound. With the Giants' starters struggling in ways unseen over..." June 04
San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants provided a lesson Sunday on why general managers and managers need to be flexible. Who would have thought on Opening Day that two months later Chad Gaudin would be starting for the Giants with Tim Lincecum providing backup in the bullpen? A twist of fate and scheduling made that happen..." June 03
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In the hours leading up to and through a doubleheader, the worry for any manager, including Cardinals skipper Mike Matheny, is how to have enough pitching in the bullpen to keep from frying or fraying relievers for days to come. Plan in place, Matheny never had to face that question. His..." June 02
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Without a drop of rain, the Cardinals cruised to an 8-0 victory against the visiting Giants in the first game of today’s doubleheader. Shelby Miller got the win for the Cardinals, going seven innings, giving up six hits and striking out seven against the defending champs, who led the NL in..." June 01
San Jose Mercury News "The losses keep coming for the Giants, who have been hit with a string of injuries after a relatively healthy start to their season. Pablo Sandoval went for an MRI after feeling discomfort in Thursday's win and will miss at least two to three days because of a left foot strain. Manager Bruce..." June 01
CSN Bay Area "Angel Pagan said before Thursday’s Bay Bridge series finale that he is in more pain after receiving a cortisone shot in his strained left hamstring. Cortisone shots often leave the recipient feeling worse for wear the day after, so Pagan doesn’t consider his increased discomfort a..." May 30
Oakland Tribune "Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan must smile whenever they watch the A's these days, no doubt mindful that the formula they see working for the current A's is the one they mastered during the late 1980s as the A's manager and pitching coach, respectively. That tried-and-true recipe was on full..." May 30
San Francisco Chronicle "In the 17 seasons that Brian Sabean has been general manager, the Giants have drafted and nurtured a lot of good pitchers who share one trivial history: They didn't win their big-league debuts. Matt Cain didn't. Tim Lincecum didn't. Madison Bumgarner didn't. Mike Kickham, the first Giant to..." May 29
Oakland Tribune "Derek Norris in pink. That was A's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker's idea Tuesday night. Parker asked the A's catcher to wear pink on his fingernails, the better to see Norris' signs behind the plate. The decision worked well for both men, Parker turning in a fourth consecutive strong game and..." May 29
San Francisco Chronicle "As the Giants began batting practice Monday, Tim Lincecum threw his normal between-starts bullpen session and looked healthy, which manager Bruce Bochy was happy to see. During Saturday's wild celebration after Angel Pagan's game-ending, inside-the-park home run, Lincecum apparently landed on a..." May 28
Oakland Tribune "Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run and Yoenis Cespedes added a two-run double as the A's claimed the opener of a four-game series against Giants on Monday. Those big hits backed starter Dan Straily and two relievers as the A's limited the National League's top hitting team to four singles in..." May 28
San Francisco Chronicle "Fifty games in, the Giants are 28-22 and stand with Arizona atop the truly wild West, where even the last-place Dodgers are a good week or two from flexing their $200 million muscles. Some praise the defending World Series champs for standing tall despite a breakdown in their core strength, the..." May 27
Denver Post "Last year, the Rockies' clumsy visits to AT&T Park created a feeling of inadequacy. This year, the Rockies exited the Giants' home as victims of a pair of teeth-gnashing losses — and with a troubling injury. Outfielder Michael Cuddyer, the catalyst in the Rockies' win Friday, exited with a..." May 27
CBSSports.com "With Ryan Vogelsong hitting the disabled list with a broken hand, the Giants need a starter to take his spot in the rotation. And that man will be Michael Kickham, the club announced. Kickham is a 24-year-old lefty who was drafted in the sixth round in 2010 out of Missouri State University...." May 27
CSN Bay Area "The Giants remain mum on who will start Tuesday’s game in place of injured right-hander Ryan Vogelsong, but manager Bruce Bochy expects a decision Sunday. “We probably have to get it nailed down by tomorrow,” Bochy said before Saturday’s matinee against the Colorado Rockies. Bochy added that..." May 26