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CSN Bay Area Apr 15, 2017

Marrero, Crawford help Cueto become first pitcher to three wins

SAN FRANCISCO Chris Marrero has been dressed early all week, smacking balls in the cage with hitting coaches, taking fly balls in left with instructor Cody Ross, and doing swing drills by himself on a patch of grass alongside the dugout.Marrero entered play Friday in a 1-for-18 slump to start the season, his first as a semi-regular in the big leagues. A 28-year-old veteran with more than 4,000 minor league plate appearances on his resume, Marrero admitted he was pressing. But he did not press to make changes.

Giants beat Rockies: Marrero, Crawford hit homers

In home games, the Giants traditionally expect good pitching and good defense. Friday night, Chris Marrero hit his first career homer and Brandon Crawford also homered to ignite an 8-2 victory over the Rockies that left pitcher Johnny Cueto with a 3-0 record. The Giants went homerless in their first two games at AT&T Park and had 134 homerless at-bats at home before Marrero came to the plate in the second inning and easily cleared the left-field wall. Marrero made the team out of spring training as a platoon left fielder because of his power, having homered eight times in Arizona, but was...
CSN Bay Area Apr 14, 2017

Down on the Farm: Giants making big minor league bats versatile on defense

Through 11 games this season, the Giants have already used 14 different position players. That number also includes four left fielders (Jarrett Parker, Chris Marrero,
McCovey Chronicles Apr 14, 2017
Would Melvin Upton or Drew Stubbs be an immediate improvement in left field?

Would Melvin Upton or Drew Stubbs be an immediate improvement in left field?

Expectations would be low. They should probably be lower. In Thursday night’s game, Jarrett Parker was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He saw 11 pitches in the game, and eight of them were strikes. He had a triple the night before, and it was sorely needed, but he’s still all kinds of messed up. I feel bad for both him and Chris Marrero. They don’t want to press, but they know that every one of their plate appearances will be scrutinized by the manager, front office, and fans. At the same time, the Giants are running around signing outfielders. This can’t help with the sense of panic...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 12, 2017
Giants notes: Could Bochy solve his left field conundrum and Buster Posey’s concussion risk with one move?

Giants notes: Could Bochy solve his left field conundrum and Buster Posey’s concussion risk with one move?

Chris Marrero, Gorkys Hernandez and Jarrett Parker are 4 for 56 with 22 strikeouts, and for now, Bruce Bochy is standing behind his struggling outfielders.
McCovey Chronicles Apr 10, 2017
The Giants signed Melvin Upton, and he’s probably a good idea

The Giants signed Melvin Upton, and he’s probably a good idea

A better idea than Chris Marrero, at least. Do you remember spring training? I vaguely do. It’s almost like a dream. I think Gordon Beckham was there? And Michael Morse was there. And my middle-school teacher was there, but he wasn’t really my middle-school teacher, you know? Anyway, during spring training Chris Marrero hit a bunch of home runs, and he made the Giants’ active roster. Cut to the regular season, and Marrero has one hit in 13 at-bats. Granted, that one hit drove in two runs on Sunday, and it was a very important hit, but if you’re having second thoughts about him,...
CSN Bay Area Apr 9, 2017

Giants lineup: Panik, Parker out for finale in San Diego

With lefty Clayton Richard on the mound for the Padres, Bruce Bochy is going with Chris Marrero and Aaron Hill at the bottom of the lineup.

Denard Span out of lineup with hip tightness

Denard Span out of lineup with hip tightness PHOENIX — Manager Bruce Bochy blanched at the notion that Denard Span has a hip “issue” and downplayed an injury that kept the center fielder out of the lineup Tuesday night. Span had surgery on the same hip in 2015, one reason he did not display his full speed and athleticism in the first half of 2016 after he signed his three-year contract with the Giants. With Chris Marrero already ticketed for left field against a left-hander, Patrick Corbin, Bochy started his fourth and fifth outfielders in the season’s second game. Bochy, trying...
San Jose Mercury News Apr 4, 2017
Giants lineup: Chris Marrero makes debut, Denard Span sits vs. lefty

Giants lineup: Chris Marrero makes debut, Denard Span sits vs. lefty

Everyone knew Jarrett Parker wasn't going to start against left-handers, but Bruce Bochy is sitting his starting center fielder as well against Arizona's Patrick Corbin
McCovey Chronicles Apr 2, 2017
Giants designate Ray Black, Ian Gardeck for assignment

Giants designate Ray Black, Ian Gardeck for assignment

Ray Black throws 103 mph, but he might be doing it for a new team soon. The Giants designated right-handed pitchers Ray Black and Ian Gardeck for assignment to help make room for Chris Marrero, Aaron Hill, and Neil Ramirez on the 40-man roster, with Will Smith going to the 60-day DL to create the final spot. The organization is just full of surprises today. Ray Black can throw a baseball 103 miles per hour. As such, he’s been one of the most interesting Giants prospects over the past decade. He’s faced 395 batters in his minor-league career, and 175 of them have struck out. That’s...
McCovey Chronicles Apr 2, 2017
Giants set 25-man roster, put Neil Ramirez in bullpen

Giants set 25-man roster, put Neil Ramirez in bullpen

Ty Blach is the only lefty in the bullpen. That is not a sentence I was expecting to type The Giants have unofficially officially set their roster before Friday night’s game, and there aren’t any major surprises on the bench. Compared to last week. Compared to February 1, there are a whole bunch of surprises! “What’s a Chris Marrero?” you might have said. But this is the lineup and bench the Giants were hinting at, and it’s the lineup and bench you’re gonna get. The bullpen makes up for that, however! Ty Blach won’t start the year in the rotation, but he’ll still have an...

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