Giants Rumors & News

  • It’s not even June, but the San Francisco Giants are probably screwed

    The Comeback "After a 2-0 loss at home to the Atlanta Braves on Friday night, the San Francisco Giants now have a record of 20-30, good for the fourth-worst record in MLB. They’re better than that, and will likely soon play better than that. The Colorado Rockies (32-18) and Arizona Diamondbacks (31-19) are..." May 27

  • Madison Bumgarner to throw off flat ground soon, Bruce Bochy says

    ESPN "San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is ready for the next step in his rehab after being sidelined since mid-April following a dirt bike accident in Colorado. Bumgarner, who suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain and is expected to be out until after the July 10-13 All-Star break, should be..." May 27

  • Giants’ Christian Arroyo to the minors? It’s possible

    San Francisco Chronicle "The thought of optioning infielder Christian Arroyo to the minors would have seemed heretical as recently as Saturday, when he won a 13-inning game with a two-run double on the 12th pitch of an at-bat. Problem is, Arroyo is 6-for-49 with 12 strikeouts in his past 13 games, and a trip to Triple-A..." May 26

  • Giants' Johnny Cueto dealing with two blisters on pitching hand

    ESPN "San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto said Tuesday night that a pair of blisters weren't to blame for a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. "It's not an excuse," Cueto told reporters afterward. "I was getting hit." He allowed four runs on five hits in six innings,..." May 24

  • Buster Posey on argument with Brandon Belt: “That’s something we’ll handle together”

    San Jose Mercury News "What exactly was going on between Buster Posey and Brandon Belt in the handshake line after the Giants’ 3-1, 13-inning victory Saturday night? Posey and Belt appeared to stare down one another. Then Posey scowled and appeared to snap at Belt. Posey also spent a moment looking upset while..." May 22

  • The 15 best MLB players who could be traded this summer

    Fox Sports "The MLB trade deadline is a ways away — it's not until July 31. But a quarter of the way through the MLB season, it's clear that some teams are evaluating their options to buy or sell this summer. Selling is not a decision that comes easy and no team already finds itself in a position to..." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Blach pitches Giants to win over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Pitchers keep giving the Giants quality starts, and San Francisco is responding with quality wins. The Giants were at it again on Tuesday, manufacturing the go-ahead run to support another strong pitching performance, and it all added up to a fifth straight victory, 2-1 over..." May 17

  • Giants to activate Mark Melancon from 10-day disabled list

    Fanrag Sports "The San Francisco Giants will be activating closer Mark Melancon ahead of their Wednesday afternoon matchup against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a report from Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area. However, Gutierrez added that the Giants have yet to make a corresponding roster move..." May 17

  • Giants set date for Bonds Wall of Fame ceremony

    San Francisco Chronicle "Nearly 10 years after he played his final major-league game, the Giants finally set a date to enshrine Barry Bonds on their Wall of Fame. The club announced Wednesday that Bonds will get a plaque on the brick wall on Saturday July 8, at 3:30 p.m., before a game against the Miami..." May 17

  • Giants beat Dodgers for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers visited AT&T Park, they scored a key run on a sacrifice fly to the San Francisco Giants' first baseman. The Giants got even -- and then some -- on Monday night. Matt Cain pitched effectively into the seventh inning, and the Giants..." May 16

  • Rangers Sign Drew Stubbs

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have reached a minor-league deal with outfielder Drew Stubbs, per a cub announcement. The 32-year-old will report to Triple-A Round Rock. Stubbs was recently cut loose by the Giants after a ten-game run. He has seen a variety of similarly short stints over the past two seasons —..." May 16

  • Giants place Hunter Pence on disabled list

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants will be without Hunter Pence for the next stretch of games after placing the right fielder on the 10-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain on Monday. San Francisco called up outfielder Mac Williamson to fill his place on the 25-man roster. " May 15

  • Posey homer gives Giants win vs. Reds in 17th

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- It took them two days to do it, but the San Francisco Giants finally have a win over the Cincinnati Reds this season. Buster Posey hit a one-out home run in the bottom of the 17th inning, delivering the Giants a walk-off, 3-2 victory over the Reds in a game that started..." May 13

  • Moore, Giants shut down Reds

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- While his teammates were grinding out a 17-inning win in a game that spilled over from Friday night to Saturday morning, San Francisco Giants left-hander Matt Moore was relaxing on the couch. Until he fell asleep, that is. The extra rest paid dividends the next..." May 13

  • Giants reportedly think Madison Bumgarner could be back after trade deadline

    CBS Sports "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner of course injured his throwing shoulder in a dirt bike accident last month. Bumgarner was subsequently diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain, which initially put him on target to return in mid-to-late July. Now, though, that timetable may need to be adjusted a bit. Here's..." May 13

  • Buster Posey at the plate: Did minor adjustment propel a power surge?

    San Francisco Chronicle "Hitters constantly tweak their stances, swings and approaches, and that goes for .300 hitters. A recent adjustment by Buster Posey has helped him elevate some pitches and advance his power stroke. The Giants’ catcher usually has a noticeable leg kick before he turns on a pitch, but not so much..." May 13

  • Giants zapping their brains in training regimen

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco Giants are struggling through a dismal 2017 season. But the team has been experimenting with something potentially revolutionary, a headseat called Halo Sport from Halo Neuroscience, which is located a short distance from the Giants’ home stadium, AT&T Park. “About a third..." May 13

  • Reds beat Giants, again

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Close game or blowout, it makes no difference. The Cincinnati Reds own the San Francisco Giants. Zack Cozart's second double of the game scored Scooter Gennett with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning Thursday night as the Reds continued their dominance over the..." May 12

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Arroyo's 3-run double in ninth rallies Giants past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Even their biggest ninth-inning comeback in years wasn't enough for the San Francisco Giants to quell the impending sense of doom that's permeated the team this season. Christian Arroyo's three-run, tie-breaking double capped a four-run rally in the top of the ninth Wednesday..." May 10

  • Jeff Samardzija Could've Been an NFL Star, but MLB Gave Him $120M Minus the Pain

    Bleacher Report "One by one, they've faded away. Almost all of Jeff Samardzija's football-playing peers. Calvin Johnson. Brady Quinn. Reggie Bush. Matt Leinart. The names flip by as if from a ragged stack of football cards, relics from a bygone era. They are still young men, all in their early 30s. But the..." May 10

  • Giants GM Bobby Evans: “Fans have a right to be upset”

    San Jose Mercury News "For the first time in 26 years, the Giants own the worst record in the major leagues beyond May 1. So much happened in that quarter-century: Barry Bonds transformed his home into a baseball town, the wrecking ball wiped out Candlestick Park, Tim Lincecum irrepressibly exploded down the mound..." May 10

  • Giants place Mark Melancon on disabled list

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants will be without their biggest offseason investment for an unspecified amount of time. Moments before Tuesday night’s game at Citi Field, the Giants placed closer Mark Melancon on the 10-day disabled list with what the team called a mild right pronator strain. The Giants said a..." May 10

  • Mets get off to fast start in win over Giants

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A lot happened within the New York Mets' universe in the 20-plus hours between the end of Monday's game and the start of Tuesday's. But the Mets managed to maintain a sense of routine on the diamond, where they picked up Tuesday where they left off Monday. Neil Walker's two-run..." May 09

  • Mets beat Giants on Walker's RBI in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Noah Syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner were nowhere to be found Monday night, when the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants met for the first time since two of baseball's best pitchers matched zeros in last October's National League wild-card game. Fortunately for the Mets,..." May 08

  • Feldman shuts out Giants as Reds complete sweep

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- In most instances, the decision for Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price would have been easy. With a four-run lead, a reliever warming and starter Scott Feldman having thrown 106 pitches over eight shutout innings on Sunday afternoon, Price was about to call the bullpen. But,..." May 07

  • Reds rough up Giants in 13-3 win

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati second baseman Jose Peraza is in one of those grooves where seemingly everything he hits finds a hole. That was the case for nearly all the Reds' hitters on Friday night. Peraza went 3-for-4 with a triple and a career-high four RBIs to extend his career-high hitting..." May 06

  • An Arroyo homers off another Arroyo, and that's not even the weirdest part

    CBS Sports "Friday night at the Great American Ball Park, the Cincinnati Reds opened a series with the visiting San Francisco Giants. Both clubs are off to tough starts to 2017. The Reds are rebuilding, and a slow start isn't surprising. The Giants though? They were very much expected to be in the race...." May 06

  • Duvall, Suarez power Reds to another rout of Giants

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price tweaked his batting order at the end of April. Since then, the Reds have won six of seven and averaged more than seven runs per game. "The great thing about baseball is it's filled with a lot of anomalies," Price said. "It's way more..." May 06

  • Giants designate Drew Stubbs, call up another veteran outfielder

    CSN Bay Area "The search for improvement in the outfield led to another roster move on Saturday. The Giants designated Drew Stubbs for assignment and purchased the contract of Justin Ruggiano from Triple-A Sacramento. Ruggiano, 35, was in camp with the Giants but agreed to go to the minors to continue..." May 06

  • Giants sign Vic Black to minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "The Giants signed veteran right-handed reliever Vic Black to a minor league deal on Friday, per’s Rich MacLeod. It’s the first time Black has popped up on anyone’s radar since he underwent shoulder surgery last spring, though MacLeod notes that the righty has been hitting decent numbers on..." May 06

  • Hernandez's double in 11th lifts Giants over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- After taking two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is hoping the series win provides a much-needed boost for his club. Gorkys Hernandez drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the 11th inning, and the Giants earned a 4-1 victory..." May 04

  • Giants somewhat concerned about Johnny Cueto’s blister

    San Francisco Chronicle "Many times, when numbers look askew, there is a good reason besides performance. Take Johnny Cueto, who has a 4.86 ERA after beating the Dodgers on Monday night. Manager Bruce Bochy revealed that Cueto continues to be bothered by a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand, which..." May 04

  • Gutierrez homers in return, Dodgers rout Giants

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- It took three pitches for Franklin Gutierrez to get back into the swing of things. Gutierrez homered in his first at-bat off the disabled list, and Yasiel Puig drove in four runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 13-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night..." May 03

  • Giants beat Dodgers, Kershaw

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Stunning Clayton Kershaw in the first inning made all the difference, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Hunter Pence smacked a two-run homer in the first, Buster Posey added a solo shot in the third, and the Giants ended a two-game skid with 4-3 victory over..." May 02

  • Giants recall Josh Osich from Triple-A

    Fanrag Sports "Josh Osich enjoyed a solid rookie year in 2015 but has not replicated that form much since. The relief pitcher will have another chance to do so at the big-league level soon after the San Francisco Giants recalled him from Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday. The team will send Chris Stratton down..." May 02

  • Is Steph Curry throwing shade at Madison Bumgarner over dirt bike accident?

    CBS Sports "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will likely be out until around the All-Star break due to a shoulder injury that he suffered in a pretty serious dirt bike accident . Bumgarner was riding the dirt bike on an off-day in Colorado. Shifting over to the NBA, the Golden State Warriors -- a fellow Bay..." May 01

  • 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

  • Myers, Padres dump Giants in 12th inning

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Wil Myers didn't look to be a likely hero after going 0-for-5. But that sixth at-bat in the 12th inning changed everything. Myers belted his second three-run homer in two days -- this one breaking a tie -- to lead the San Diego Padres to a 5-2 comeback win over the San..." April 30

  • Brandon Crawford moved to DL, MRI reveals just a strain

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants moved shortstop Brandon Crawford from the bereavement list to the disabled list Saturday, although manager Bruce Bochy said the MRI that Crawford had on his right groin the day before did not reveal anything more than a mild strain. Crawford’s injury needs more time to heal than the..." 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