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  • Ray deal Matt Seelinger to Giants

    CBS Sports "The Rays traded Seelinger to the Giants on Monday, Josh Tolentino of The Athletic reports. The right-handed reliever will move on to a new organization as the player to be named in last week's deal that sent catcher Erik Kratz to Tampa Bay. " May 20

  • Giants' Drew Pomeranz activated for start

    CBS Sports "The Giants activated Pomeranz (lat) from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Pomeranz was sidelined for just under two weeks with the left lat strain and didn't require a minor-league rehab assignment before being reinstated to the..." May 19

  • Giants Designate Aaron Altherr for Assignment After Just One At-bat

    NBC Bay Area "Even Michael Reed thinks the Aaron Altherr Era was short.  Altherr, picked up on a waiver claim eight days ago, was designated for assignment by the Giants on Sunday morning to open a roster spot for Drew Pomeranz, who is returning from the Injured List to start the finale..." May 19

  • Giants’ Johnny Cueto throws hard in bullpen session at Chase Field, could return this season

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants, going through a bear of a season, are eager for any development that can excite them. The 15 or so players, coaches and trainers who watched Johnny Cueto throw a 40-pitch bullpen session at Chase Field on Saturday got exactly that. “He’s further along than we..." May 19

  • Giants reinstate Buster Posey from concussion list

    ESPN "The San Francisco Giants reinstated catcher Buster Posey from the concussion list Friday. Posey went on the list May 9, but he said the injury occurred against the Cincinnati Reds on May 5, when a foul ball hit his helmet. "They are going to take extra time to find out..." May 17

  • Giants Move Steven Duggar Back to Center Month After Kevin Pillar Trade, move Pillar to RF

    NBC Sports Bay Area "One of the best catches of Steven Duggar's career came here at Chase Field last summer, and in their first visit to Arizona in 2019, the Giants decided to put Duggar back in his favorite spot.  Duggar moved back to center field and Kevin Pillar moved to right field for the..." May 17

  • Mariners Claim Andrew Moore, Designate Nick Rumbelow

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mariners announced that they’ve claimed right-hander Andrew Moore off waivers from the Giants and designated right-hander Nick Rumbelow for assignment in order to open space on the 40-man roster. Moore, 24, returns to the organization that selected him in the second round of..." May 17

  • The Giants have already had 38 different players on the active roster this season

    McCovey Chronicles "Back before I decided to give up the life of luxury to pursue my dream of being a baseball blogger, I worked for a small regional magazine that had unbelievable amounts of turnover. During my last year at the job, the magazine lost (and usually failed to replace) two editors in chief, a..." May 16

  • Giants trade struggling catcher Erik Kratz to Rays days after DFA

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Erik Kratz is no longer in the Giants organization.  Three days after San Francisco designated the veteran catcher for assignment, the Giants traded the 38-year-old to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin first reported the..." May 16

  • MLB Rumors: Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke staying put?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The MLB trade deadline is more than two months away. But as injuries mount (see Yankees, New York), teams are taking the temperature of the market, to see which arms could be available. During the offseason, a pair of aces were up for grabs: San Francisco Giants..." May 16

  • Giants Should Trade Madison Bumgarner ASAP to Get Maximum Value

    12 Up "The San Francisco Giants are in the worst situation for a franchise to be in. They can't hit their way out of a paper bag and their farm system is extremely thin. However, they are sitting on a potential gold mine in Madison Bumgarner, a 29-year-old starter with playoff..." May 15

  • How much would contract extension for Giants’ Madison Bumgarner cost Yankees or Phillies?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Madison Bumgarner sweepstakes has officially begun. With the Giants reportedly telling rival teams that they are ready to begin the process of listening to offers for one of the great big-game pitchers of all time, major questions have begun to..." May 15

  • Giants’ top pitching prospect Shaun Anderson to make MLB debut against Blue Jays

    San Jose Mercury News "The wait is over for the top pitching prospect in the Giants’ organization. The club announced that right-hander Shaun Anderson will start and make his major league debut on Wednesday at Oracle Park against the Toronto Blue Jays. Anderson, 24, owns a 4.11 ERA in seven..." May 14

  • It’s time for the Atlanta Braves to go and get Madison Bumgarner

    Clutch Points "Built on youthful exuberance, well-placed veteran pieces and a solid starting nine, the Atlanta Braves look to be the cream of the crop once again in the National League East, just with more competition. Every team except for the Miami Marlins made big-time upgrades to their..." May 14

  • Giants need to make major changes right now, ESPN's Buster Olney says

    NBC Sports Bay Area "I heard somewhere recently that when 40 games pass by in a baseball season, you're no longer allowed to say "it's too early to tell." And while we're entering the "there's still plenty of baseball left in the season" portion, the Giants' are right at that..." May 14

  • Derek Holland meets with Farhan Zaidi, clears air over 'fake injury' remark

    NBC Sports Bay Area "One day after his surprising comments that took aim at Farhan Zaidi's recent roster moves, Giants left-hander Derek Holland met with the president of baseball operations to clear the air. The two discussed Holland's comments, made late Saturday night,..." May 13

  • Report: Giants will listen to trade offers for veterans 'right now'

    The Score "The San Francisco Giants dropped another series over the weekend, and they reportedly won't wait any longer to push their rebuild into high gear. The perception from opposing teams is that the 17-23 Giants are open to receiving offers for their veteran players..." May 13

  • Giants cut struggling 38-year-old catcher Erik Kratz

    San Francisco Chronicle "The revolving door in the Giants clubhouse spun again Monday when the team designated for assignment catcher Erik Kratz, which is not a surprise given his disappointing performance and Stephen Vogt’s emergence as a viable backup catcher. The move was made to create a 25-man..." May 13

  • Dereck Rodríguez optioned, Erik Kratz reactivated

    San Jose Mercury News "Dereck Rodriguez will continue his search for the strike zone in the minor leagues. Rodriguez, who came out of nowhere to become one of the Giants’ best pitchers a year ago, was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento Saturday. Catcher Eric Kratz, who was in the injured list..." May 12

  • Giants Designate Yangervis Solarte, Pat Venditte; Venditte Clears Waivers

    MLB Trade Rumors ": Venditte has cleared waivers, tweets Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic. Venditte will remain in the Giants organization and will report to Triple-A Sacramento. " May 12

  • Giants deny that Derek Holland faked injury to go on IL

    Yardbarker "The San Francisco Giants had a bit of a mess to clean up after one of their pitchers publicly blasted them while claiming that the front office had him fake an injury. Pitcher Derek Holland accused the San Francisco front office of having him fake an injury that landed him on the..." May 12

  • Yankees Claim INF Breyvic Valera Off Waivers and Place Greg Bird on 60-Day IL

    New York Post "In case the injuries continue, the Yankees added some infield depth Sunday. The Yankees announced they had claimed Breyvic Valera off waivers from the Giants, and they’ll send the 27-year-old from Venezuela to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. To make room for him on the 40-man..." May 12

  • Madison Bumgarner Putting Contenders on His No-Trade List is Freaking Brilliant

    12 Up "Madison Bumgarner is paving his own path, whether the San Francisco Giants like it or not. The Giants are a once-proud veteran group rotting from within, and the question is not if, but when they'll want to sell off their prominent pieces in the next few seasons. With July..." May 12

  • Derek Holland heads to the pen, says Giants front office had him fake an injury

    McCovey Chronicles "After Saturday night’s game, it was announced that starting pitcher Derek Holland would be moving to the bullpen. Holland re-signed with the team this off-season for two years, and broke camp as the second starter in the rotation. On a day where the Giants optioned starting pitcher Dereck..." May 12

  • Madison Bumgarner’s reported no-trade list revealed

    Mass Live "The Red Sox are among the eight teams on Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner’s no-trade list, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Bumgarner can block any trade to the Sox, Braves, Cubs, Astros, Brewers, Yankees, Phillies or Cardinals. Bumgarner, who is a free agent..." May 11

  • Giants Claim Aaron Altherr

    NBC Bay Area "The Giants have reportedly added another option to an outfield mix that has gotten deeper in the last week.  They claimed former Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Altherr had a huge year in 2017 but has struggled since and was..." May 11

  • Yangervis Solarte Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Utilityman Yangervis Solarte has elected free agency after being outrighted by the Giants, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic was among those to tweet. He had been designated for assignment recently. Solarte, 31, has taken at least four hundred plate appearances in all five of his full..." May 10

  • Giants place Buster Posey on concussion list

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants All-Star catcher Buster Posey was placed on the seven-day concussion list on Thursday. It’s Posey’s second time on the concussion list. The first was in April 2017. To fill his spot on the roster, catcher Aramis Garcia was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. " May 09

  • The Nationals sign free agent Gerardo Parra

    Hardball Talk "ESPN is now reporting that they have, in fact, signed Parra and he will join the Nationals when they get to Los Angeles for this weekend’s series against the Dodgers. Sam Fortier of the Washington Post reports that the Washington Nationals are “progressing toward a..." May 08

  • Giants To Select Contract Of Donovan Solano

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are preparing to select the contract of utilityman Donovan Solano, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area (via Twitter). He joined the organization on a minors deal over the winter. That’ll force another 40-man move to go with the..." May 07

  • Gerardo Parra Elects Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants announced today that veteran outfielder Gerardo Parra elected free agency after clearing waivers. He’s now free to sign with any club. San Francisco picked up Parra, 32, on a minor league contract this offseason after he’d finished up a three-year contract with..." May 07

  • San Francisco Giants Designate Yangervis Solarte, Pat Venditte

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants announced that infielder/outfielder Yangervis Solarte and ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte have each been designated for assignment. Their spots on the roster will go to outfielder Mac Williamson and infielder/outfielder Donovan Solano — each of whom was reported to be joining..." May 07

  • Source: Mac Williamson called up to Giants after red-hot start in Triple-A

    NBC Sports Bay Area "For a second straight year, Mac Williamson has forced the issue. Williamson will join the Giants on Tuesday in Denver, NBC Sports Bay Area has learned, after being called up from the minors. The outfielder hit three homers for Triple-A Sacramento on Monday night,..." May 07

  • Giants hit 4 Reds batters in 6th inning, tie MLB record from 1893

    The Score "The last time a team's pitching staff had an inning as bad as the San Francisco Giants did Monday, it happened in a ballpark made entirely of wood. During their matinee in Cincinnati, the Giants hit four Reds batters in the sixth inning. The performance tied the major-league..." May 06

  • Sandoval homers, steals, throws blank inning

    ESPN "Pablo Sandoval on Monday became the first major league player since 1905 to hit a home run, steal a base and pitch a scoreless inning in the same game. Sandoval achieved the feat in the San Francisco Giants' 12-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. The only other time..." May 06

  • A Reds Game Was Delayed By A Swarm Of Bees On The Field

    Uproxx "Spring baseball is a wonderful break from the doldrums of winter and all that comes with it. Flowers bloom, the hopes of baseball teams soar along with the temperatures and massive swarms of bees invade the playing surface to make playing baseball impossible. At least that last thing..." May 06

  • Giants Designate Breyvic Valera

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have designated infielder Breyvic Valera for assignment, tweets Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic. Right-handed pitcher Andrew Moore, whom the team claimed off waivers from Tampa Bay, will take Valera’s spot on the 40-man roster. Moore will report to Double-A Richmond with his..." May 05

  • Matt Kemp's potential landing spots: Indians, Dodgers, Yankees among teams who could use veteran outfielder

    CBS Sports "On Saturday the Cincinnati Reds released veteran outfielder Matt Kemp, who is currently recovering from a fractured rib. Kemp hadn't played well for the Reds when he had been healthy, hitting just .200/.210/.283 in 62 plate appearances. Factor in his unavailability and the Reds' recent..." May 05

  • Giants say goodbye to Gerardo Parra

    San Francisco Chronicle "Mike Gerber was Farhan Zaidi’s first acquisition, a December waiver claim, and finally made his Giants debut Friday. The Giants promoted the outfielder from Triple-A Sacramento to take the roster spot of outfielder Gerardo Parra, who was designated for..." May 04

  • Sources: Giants calling up outfielder Mike Gerber to major league roster

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The first player picked up by Farhan Zaidi will get a shot in the big leagues.  The Giants called up outfielder Mike Gerber, as first reported by NBC Sports Bay Area, while designating veteran Gerardo Parra for assignment to clear a spot. To open up a roster spot for..." May 03

  • Are Giants fans losing confidence in Bruce Bochy?

    McCovey Chronicles "SB Nation wants to hear from you through their weekly FanPulse survey. SIGN UP HERE to register and help guide the conversation about the Giants and the topic du jour in Major League Baseball. Last week, McCovey Chronicles featured one of the biggest..." May 02

  • Giants acquire catcher Francisco Peña from the Cardinals

    KNBR "Another day, another veteran catcher acquired by the San Francisco Giants. The club announced Thursday that the have added Francisco Peña from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for cash considerations. He will report to Triple-A Sacramento. Peña, 29, has appeared in..." May 02

  • Giants' Ty Blach back in minors

    CBS Sports "Blach was returned to Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday. Blach made just one appearance during his most recent stint with the big club, allowing seven runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out one across 3.1 innings of relief during Tuesday's 10-3 loss to the..." May 01

  • Giants prospect Logan Webb suspended 80 games for failed drug test

    San Francisco Gate "One of the Giants’ top pitching prospects, Logan Webb, was suspended 80 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Webb, a fourth-round pick in the 2014 draft who had been pitching at Double-A Richmond, tested positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a..." May 01

  • Giants To Select Contract Of Stephen Vogt

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants will select the contract of veteran backstop Stephen Vogt today, he tells Janie McCauley of the Associated Press (Twitter link). Corresponding roster moves aren’t yet known. Vogt, 34, will return to the majors for the first time since the 2017 campaign. He..." May 01

  • Tyler Beede could return to Giants on Friday after red-hot Triple-A start

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Pacific Coast League started using major league baseballs this season, and for a month that has proven to be a nightmare for pitchers used to a ball with larger seams. Giants prospect Tyler Beede is one of the few exceptions.  In a league where just one team has a staff..." April 30

  • Attendance drops for 12 MLB teams, as loss of gate takes on more permanent look

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s attendance problem is not going away, as a significant dip in 2018 has endured into the new season – even with better weather and a boost from some big-name stars on the move. As the game’s worst part of the calendar comes to a close, 12 of 30..." April 30

  • MLB seeing continued surge in home runs

    Hardball Talk "With a home run on Monday or Tuesday night, Cody Bellinger will enter May with 15 home runs, which would be a record. Currently, Bellinger and Christian Yelich this season have joined Albert Pujols (2006) and Álex Rodríguez (2007) as the only players..." April 30

  • YouTube Scores MLB 13-Game Package With Exclusive Rights in U.S., Canada

    Variety "YouTube, in its biggest swing yet at the sports-media biz, landed a deal with Major League Baseball to live-stream 13 games during the 2019 season worldwide — free for viewers to watch and available exclusively through YouTube in the U.S., Canada and Puerto..." April 30

  • Giants' Derek Holland lands on IL

    CBS Sports "Holland was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday due to a left index finger bone bruise, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. It's unclear when Holland suffered the injury, but it could help explain the southpaw's poor performance his last time out (six..." April 29