Giants Rumors & News

  • Giants’ Lincecum gets good early reviews at spring training

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum threw a fastball up, which is not his happy place, but got a huge swing and miss from Brandon Belt. “His fastball was deceptive,” Belt said. “It was getting on you quicker than you expected.” A lot of eyes will be focused on Lincecum in 2015 as he tries — again — to rediscover a..." March 01

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Bochy said staff will "slow-play" Cain, not pitch him till the 10th-14th. Bochy insisted Cain is fine, still on track for opening week.

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Bumgarner will start Cactus opener against A's Tuesday. #sfgiants

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Pagan was supposed to stay off the field today but actually will face Petit in live BP. Said neck feels fine. #sfgiants

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Bochy said Pagan's sore neck is much improved, but he's not working outside for second straight day. #sfgiants

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Sanchez on facing Bumgarner. "Unbelievable. I got lucky that we're on the same team."

  • Giants' Hudson 'pretty pleased' after first bullpen session

    CSN Bay Area "Eli Whiteside settled into a squat, put his glove out in front of his left knee, and caught a Tim Hudson fastball that was right on target. Whiteside, the new bullpen catcher, moved his glove to the other side of the plate, and Hudson painted another imaginary corner. That was the routine..." February 26

  • San Francisco — and all of California — will consider a smokeless tobacco ban that includes MLB parks

    Hardball Talk "There has been increasing sentiment around baseball that something should be done about the use of smokeless tobacco by ballplayers. At one point Bud Selig claimed he’d propose a ban on it across all of baseball. While that hasn’t happened, the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement did outlaw..." February 25

  • Giants' Angel Pagan is back and pain free

    San Jose Mercury News "Pain-free and pumped up to simply slip on a uniform again, Angel Pagan went through his first workout since September back surgery that knocked him out of the Giants' World Series run. Pagan said he feels "like never before" and confirmed manager Bruce Bochy's communication that the outfielder..." February 24

  • Romo unconcerned about sore shoulder "Giants reliever Sergio Romo believes the mild discomfort in his throwing shoulder soon will be just a memory. "I think I'll be throwing off a mound by sometime next week," Romo said Saturday. San Francisco's top right-handed setup man has been able to play catch on flat ground and perform..." February 22

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Bruce Bochy is back to work today, three days after his heart procedure. "I'm here, I'm ready."

  • Bruce Bochy's son says Giants manager 'doing great'

    San Jose Mercury News "Brett Bochy, son of manager Bruce Bochy, said Friday morning that his father is "doing well, doing great" after the Giants manager received two stents in his heart Thursday following the club's first spring training workout. Bochy spent the night in the hospital but was already looking to get..." February 21

  • Shields rebuffed bigger Giants offer weeks before landing in San Diego "While there's still no evidence James Shields received or rebuffed a rumored $110-million, five-year offer this winter, Shields did turn down an $80-million, four-year proposal from the Giants a few weeks before signing with the Padres for $75 million -- $5 million less than the Giants' bid --..." February 21

  • Bruce Bochy hospitalized; receives two heart stents

    San Jose Mercury News "Giants manager Bruce Bochy was hospitalized overnight Thursday but in good spirits after a procedure to insert two stents in his heart. Bochy responded to a get-well-soon text, saying he expected to be released on Friday and back with the team after a few more days. Bochy, who turns 60 in..." February 20

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    Chris Haft/SF Giants @sfgiantsbeat

    Bochy admitted Hudson was behind in his preseason preparation due to R ankle surgery but said Vogelsong or Petit could step in

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Lincecum is in rotation, Vogelsong and Petit in bullpen.

  • Former Giants, Red Sox and Cubs coach Wendell Kim dies at 64 "When he coached third base for the Chicago Cubs from 2003-04, Wendell Kim made a practice of making himself available to the media if he ever screwed up. One time, after the Cubs failed to score and later lost to the Cardinals after Kim unsuccessfully waved home a gimpy Aramis Ramirez, he told..." February 16

  • Casey McGehee set to replace Pablo Sandoval on San Francisco Giants

    San Jose Mercury News "The almost total absence of Panda hats at the Giants FanFest on Saturday at AT&T Park was conspicuous, if not a bit eerie. The Giants and, just as important, their fans could take awhile to adjust to life without Pablo Sandoval. They could take awhile to adjust to Casey McGehee as Sandoval's..." February 11

  • Barry Bonds 'OK' with A-Rod wanting to take down his HR record

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Cooperstown might not yet be calling the name of MLB home run king Barry Bonds, but he's at least going to make it into one Hall of Fame. The 50-year-old Bonds, who totaled 762 career home runs and won the NL MVP seven times, is honored to be elected into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. The..." February 10

  • Jeremy Affeldt reveals that Buster Posey is like a petulant teenager during mound visits "Buster Posey is not only one of the best catchers in the game, but when everything is said and done, he could be one of the best to ever play the sport. He possesses a nearly perfect swing, has won a Rookie of the Year and MVP and owns three World Series rings. So you'd think he'd be pretty good..." February 09

  • Barry Bonds makes Hall of Fame (no, not *that* one)

    San Francisco Gate "Few understand the history of Bay Area sports like Barry Bonds, who has lived it and made it. He’s now getting honored for it. “It’s great. Being a Bay Area guy, it’s awesome. It’s wonderful,” said Bonds of his selection to the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. “My family, we’ve been..." February 09

  • Giants interested in finding an instruction role for Barry Bonds

    Hardball Talk "Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that former major leaguer Barry Bonds is returning to spring training with the Giants as a coach for a second consecutive year. The organization is discussing an instruction role for him, per manager Bruce Bochy. Bonds was well-received at..." February 08

  • Bochy sees a lot of options to fill big hole in Giants’ lineup

    San Francisco Chronicle "Angel Pagan would bat leadoff ahead of Joe Panik. Brandon Belt would hit third and Buster Posey cleanup, with new third baseman Casey McGehee sixth behind Hunter Pence, and left fielder Nori Aoki and shortstop Brandon Crawford at seventh and eighth. Manager Bruce Bochy laid it out that way..." February 07

  • Hudson leaning toward retirement after 2015 season

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants started using the phrase “happy flight” a couple years ago, and few trips were more enjoyable than the one back from Kansas City after Game 7 of the World Series last October. For one key Giant, though, that flight was just as much about indecision as celebration. Tim Hudson said..." February 07

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bobby Evans said OF Mac Williamson (Tommy John) will be "a full go at spring training." Williamson, Carbonell expected to be at Double-A.

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Cain to throw second bullpen session today. Expects to be pretty close to normal schedule when pitchers report. #sfgiants

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Bochy on Pagan: "Angel is adamant in our conversations that he's ready to go. He has no issues with his lower back. #sfgiants

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

    Trying again: Bochy sketched out this lineup: Pagan, Panik, Belt, Posey, Pence, McGehee, then Aoki/Crawford 7-8. #sfgiants

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Derek Law (Tommy John) is throwing from 90 feet, will start throwing bullpen sessions in Scottsdale. Said he's right on schedule.

  • Giants' Krukow: Dodgers OF Puig 'just young and dumb'

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants-Dodgers rivalry is one of the best in all of sports. Yasiel Puig disagrees with that statement. "If we can beat (the Cardinals), we can win the World Series. We have to pass through them. They're our principal rivals, not San Francisco, not anyone else,” Puig said in Spanish last..." February 03

  • Giants, Belt agree to terms with 1-year, $3.6-million deal

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants reportedly avoided arbitration with first baseman Brandon Belt, agreeing to a one-year, $3.6-million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. After posting a career year in 2013, hitting .289/.360/.481 with 17 home runs, Belt was limited to 61 games last season due..." February 02

  • 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

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

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

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    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

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

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

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

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    Henry Schulman @hankschulman

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

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

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

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    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.