8:13 AM EST, Fri February 24, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle 15 hours ago
Giants begin Cactus League amid rare roster intrigue

Giants begin Cactus League amid rare roster intrigue

Giants begin Cactus League amid rare roster intrigue During a 33-game Cactus League schedule that begins Friday against the Reds, with Madison Bumgarner pitching an inning, the Giants will settle on a fifth starter and an everyday left fielder, with a host of players young and old vying for wide-open bench jobs. The league discouraged them to ensure paying fans see representative lineups, especially when the World Baseball Classic yanks many popular players out away from the exhibitions for up to 2 ½ weeks. The rotation competition is unusual because it pits a $21 million player, Matt...
CSN Bay Area 15 hours ago

Giants spring training Day 11: Blach has shown versatility

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Bruce Bochy announced a slight tweak to the spring schedule on Thursday: Matt Cain won't follow Madison Bumgarner on the mound in the opener; he'll likely start the second game, with Ty Blach backing him up.The Giants have made no secret of the...

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CSN Bay Area 18 hours ago

Giants keep Christian Arroyo on fast track to big leagues

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Christian Arroyos fingers flew across the face of his iPhone in a scene that would not be out of place in any dorm room across the country. For a moment, he was simply a young man facing an online opponent on an app, but Arroyo is far from your average 21-year-old.

How the San Francisco Giants spent their offseason vacations

The San Francisco Giants may have ended the 2016 season with heartbreak against the Cubs, but they made up for it by filling their offseason with a ton of happy weddings.

Giants’ Bochy reveals Cactus League rotation, Pence’s status

Giants’ Bochy reveals Cactus League rotation, Pence’s status Giants manager Bruce Bochy on Wednesday provided a tentative rotation for the first four exhibitions, which also serves a a blueprint for the regular-season rotation. On the position side, Bochy said he will decide Thursday if Hunter Pence will play in the Friday opener. Henry Schulman is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.

Giants setup man shut down with elbow inflammation

Giants setup man shut down with elbow inflammation Reliever Will Smith might want to rethink wearing "13" on the back of his Giants uniform. Last year, with the Brewers, the left-hander missed the first two months with a knee injury that occurred when he tried to remove a shoe while balancing on the other leg. Smith has not thrown for four days and will not play catch again for another week, but the Giants are confident the injury is not serious and should not prevent him from being ready Opening Day. Smith is an integral part of a bullpen that needs to improve markedly over last...
CSN Bay Area Feb 22, 2017

Giants spring training Day 10: Bochy on board with new rules

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. During his season managing Barry Bonds, Bruce Bochy watched the slugger get intentionally walked 43 times.There were (managers) who had the (signal) up before he even got to the batters box, Bochy said Wednesday.Thats part of the reason Bochy is completely on board with a new rule stating that managers only have to signal for an intentional walk. The elimination of the four pitches has been approved by MLB and the MLBPA, with the caveat that a manager can change his mind in the middle of the plate appearance.
Sacramento Bee Feb 22, 2017

Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at third for Giants

Eduardo Nunez finally got his chance to play regularly in 2016 and made the most of it. Nunez achieved career highs with 141 games played, 553 at-bats, 159 hits, 16 …
CSN Bay Area Feb 22, 2017

Samardzija reveals hardest part about getting ready for the season

Jeff Samardzija is entering Year 2 of the five-year contract he signed with the Giants following the 2015 season.With spring training underway, what is the
CSN Bay Area Feb 22, 2017

Key lefty Will Smith sidelined by elbow inflammation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For years, the Giants would give Sergio Romo time off during spring training to make sure his tender elbow would be ready for opening day. Romo is now a Dodger, but one of the men tasked with replacing those eighth-inning outs has been shut down.
Sacramento Bee Feb 22, 2017

Giants reliever Will Smith has MRI on sore elbow

The Giants will be missing one of their most important relievers when the spring exhibition season opens on Friday. Left-hander Will Smith underwent an MRI on his sore left elbow …

Any challengers for Giants, Dodgers in NL West? Uh ...

The Dodgers have won four straight division titles, the Giants’ three World Series championships in seven years. The question is whether the Diamondbacks and/or Rockies will make noise. Because we know the Padres won’t. In Arizona, where the Tony La Russa-Dave Stewart administration was replaced by a Red Sox connection of manager Torey Lovullo and general manager Mike Hazen, who are analytics-friendly, the expectation is that the rotation can’t possibly be as bad as last year’s.

Giants’ Cueto gives Bochy timetable for his arrival in camp

Manager Bruce Bochy had what he called a “great talk” with pitcher Johnny Cueto, who told Bochy by phone he expects to report to spring training this weekend. Cueto has remained home in the Dominican Republic tending to his ill father, Domingo. Bochy and Cueto did not settle the issue of the pitcher’s participation in the World Baseball Classic but expects a decision in the next day or so. Cueto’s readiness to pitch competitively in early March and his desire to stay close to his father will factor into the decision.
CSN Bay Area Feb 21, 2017

Giants spring training Day 9: Bumgarner, Melancon face hitters

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Madison Bumgarner aims to get all 27 outs every time he takes the mound, but on Tuesday the coaching staff gave the ace a nice view of the man who will help out if his nights are cut short.Bumgarner threw his first live batting practice session of the spring on the main field at Scottsdale Stadium. Mark Melancon, the new closer, followed him. Both players said they felt good. Both also found things to work on in advance of opening day.
CSN Bay Area Feb 21, 2017

Cueto hopes to join Giants camp this weekend

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. The Giants have been watching high-quality clips of Johnny Cueto all spring, even though the co-ace has remained in the Dominican Republic. On Monday, manager Bruce Bochy finally managed to get face-to-face with Cueto. Kind of.

SF Giants get goofy, modelesque for 2017 Photo Day

If you've been looking longingly out the window, willing away the rain and thinking of spring, we've got some good news: Baseball's on its way back.

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    Madison Bumgarner

    Reds kick off Cactus League play against Giants, Madison Bumgarner on Friday

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    Matt Cain

    Giants spring training Day 11: Blach has shown versatility

  • 1 Ty Blach

    Ty Blach

    Giants spring training Day 11: Blach has shown versatility

  • Johnny Cueto

    Johnny Cueto

    Cueto hopes to join Giants camp this weekend

  • Mark Melancon

    Mark Melancon

    Giants spring training Day 9: Bumgarner, Melancon face hitters

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