12:54 AM EDT, Tue October 25, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle

Giants acquire infielder; Cueto to start Thursday

Giants acquire infielder; Cueto to start Thursday Amid a recent spate of injuries, the Giants on Tuesday made an unusual number of players moves for this late in the season, including a rare final-week trade. The Giants acquired infielder Gordon Beckham from the Braves to boost the right side of the bench and lineup in light of Eduardo Nuñez's hamstring strain. Minor-league infielder Rich Rodriguez went to the Braves in the deal. The Giants also promoted a third catcher, former Pittsburgh Pirate Tony Sanchez, giving manager Bruce Bochy more flexibility in pinch-hitting his backup catcher...

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants nearing final-week deal for infielder

Amid uncertainty over Eduardo Nuñez’s hamstring injury, the Giants are nearing a deal to acquire Braves infielder Gordon Beckham, major-league sources told the Chronicle on Tuesday. Beckham, 30, is a career .240 hitter who has started 158 career games at third base and bats right-handed. If the trade is completed, Beckham would not be eligible for any Giants postseason rosters because he was not with the organization on Aug. 31.