12:37 AM EDT, Mon August 03, 2015

Nori Aoki set to be activated Monday in return from DL

Nori Aoki set to be activated Monday in return from DL Nori Aoki rejoined the Giants on Sunday expecting to be activated Monday night, assuming his leg check out. A 2-for-3 game for Triple-A Sacramento that included an infield hit helped persuade the Giants that Aoki was ready. Manager Bruce Bochy was not ready to say where Aoki will bat in the lineup. Bochy is running into conflicting desires: returning Aoki to leadoff, where he was a catalyst when healthy, versus Bochy’s longstanding reticence to change the lineup when the team is winning. In other words, pass the antacid. Casilla...
Athletics Nation Jul 24, 2015

Oakland A's recall RP Angel Castro, option RP Arnold Leon

The Oakland Athletics appear to be swapping out back-end relief pitchers after the A's bullpen was forced to go 7⅓ innings on Thursday after throwing a bullpen game yesterday. Right-handed pitcher Arnold Leon was optioned to Triple-A Nashville and Angel Castro recalled to Oakland in his place as the A's get set to face the San Francisco Giants this weekend. Castro, 32, made four appearances for the A's in May totaling three innings as they cycled through their bullpen options. He allowed six hits but just one earned run, a solo home run. In Triple-A, Castro has a 3.40 ERA in 42⅓...

Giants notes: Buster Posey cleared to start at first base, Bochy plans to back off Santiago Casilla

MIAMI – Buster Posey said he was feeling better one day after he was struck on the mask by a foul tip and exited as a precaution. Posey is at first base for Thursday’s early start (12:15 EDT) at Marlins… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Buster Posey cleared to start at first base, Bochy plans to back off Santiago Casilla appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jul 1, 2015

Giants lose to Marlins on walkoff homer, 6-5

The Marlins Death Fog is the El Niño of odd years. Before getting too upset at Santiago Casilla for blowing the game and allowing three runs in two minutes, remember that Buster Posey left the game because of a head injury. He passed his concussion test, but the words "Buster Posey" and "head injury" should never be in the same sentence. That's the real concern. Buster Posey left the game because of a head injury. The Marlins Death Fog strikes again. How can you outrun that which has no physical form? And now let's talk about the horrific ninth-inning loss. ★★★ Santiago Casilla...

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