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Giants Leaving Door Open For Lincecum To Return

Sep 4, 2015 4:11 PM

The San Francisco Giants are leaving the door open for Tim Lincecum to return despite season-ending hip surgery and the lack of a contract for 2016.

"My door will always be open for Tim Lincecum. That’s how much I think of him," Bruce Bochy said. "That's a decision that’s made on the baseball side, obviously with everybody. I appreciate what he's done and the time I've had to this point with him. It doesn't mean that won't continue. I can't answer that right now."

Lincecum, 31, hasn’t pitched since June 27. He has 108 wins and a 3.61 ERA in nine seasons and struck out at least 200 batters in four straight years. He’s in the final year of a two-year, $35 million contract.

"At this point, no one’s ruling anything out," Larry Baer said. "I don’t think Timmy is ruling it out, and I don’t think we’re ruling it out."

John Shea/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Get Alejandro De Aza From Red Sox

Sep 1, 2015 6:44 AM

The San Francisco Giants acquired Alejandro De Aza from the Boston Red Sox on Monday night in exchange for Class A pitcher Luis Ysla.

The clubs announced the deal about 40 minutes after Monday's midnight deadline for players traded to be eligible for postseason rosters.

The Red Sox reportedly will send $650,000 to the Giants as payment toward the roughly $833,000 left on De Aza's $5 million contract.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Giants Place Matt Cain On DL With Nerve Issue In Elbow

Aug 29, 2015 1:44 AM

Giants veteran pitcher Matt Cain was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday with irritation in his pitching elbow and received a cortisone injection to help it calm down.

San Francisco recalled Chris Heston (11-7), who will pitch Sunday against St. Louis after getting a short break in the minors to rest.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Arbitrator Rules Against Bonds In Collusion Case

Aug 27, 2015 10:46 PM

An arbitrator has ruled against Barry Bonds in a collusion case stemming from his final season in the majors.

Major League Baseball was informed this week that arbitrator Frederic Horowitz had ruled in its favor. first reported the decision.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Peavy, Posey Lead Giants To Win Over Cubs

Aug 27, 2015 1:23 AM

Buster Posey followed Brandon Belt's leadoff triple in the sixth with a go-ahead double, Jake Peavy won for the second time in six starts, and the Giants beat the Cubs 4-2 on Wednesday night to stop Chicago's six-game winning streak.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Madison Bumgarner, Marlon Byrd Homer In Win Over Pirates

Aug 22, 2015 1:54 AM

Madison Bumgarner hit his fifth homer of the season and Marlon Byrd drilled his 20th in his first game with the defending World Series champions , as San Francisco held off the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Friday night to climb within 1 1/2 games of the Dodgers for first in the NL West.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Giants Acquire Marlon Byrd From Reds

Aug 20, 2015 4:41 PM

The San Francisco Giants have acquired Marlon Byrd from the Cincinnati Reds.

Cincinnati will receive Double-A right-hander Stephen Johnson.

The Giants will likely option Ryan Lollis to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for Byrd.

Dieter Kurtenbach/KNBR

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Giants Looking To Add Outfielder

Aug 20, 2015 6:58 AM

The San Francisco Giants are looking to add an outfielder, especially in the wake of Hunter Pence's oblique injury.

However, the Giants aren't solely looking for depth. They want someone to provide an offensive boost to the lineup.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor, Waiver

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Angels Still Hope To Acquire Chase Utley

Aug 16, 2015 10:12 AM

The Los Angeles Angels believed they were close to acquiring Chase Utley on Friday and still hope to land the second baseman.

According to reports, the Angels are more pessimistic about getting Utley than prior to Friday.

The Philadelphia Phillies have to agree on a prospect and the San Francisco Giants have also been strongly linked to the veteran infielder. There is $6 million in guaranteed money left on his contract.

Alden Gonzalez/MLB

Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Several Clubs Have Made Offers For Utley

Aug 14, 2015 7:13 AM

The San Francisco Giants aren't the only team seriously interested in Chase Utley.

According to sources, several teams have made trade offers for the Philadelphia Phillies infielder.

The Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are also in the mix to acquire Utley, who reportedly wants some assurance of playing time before waiving his full no-trade clause.

Utley has a $15 million club option for 2016 that no longer will vest automatically based on plate appearances. His club option would then drop to $11 million, but the Phillies would be expected to take the $2 million buyout instead.

Todd Zolecki/MLB

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Utley Seeks Playing-Time Assurance To Waive No-Trade
Chase Utley has drawn trade interest after clearing revocable waivers, but possesses full no-trade protection by way of ten-and-five rights.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Giants May Be Willing To Pay Tax For Chase Utley
The Giants have crossed a new payroll boundary and might continue to add salary before the Aug. 31 deadline for setting postseason rosters.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Bonds: 'Weight Lifted' With Federal Case Over
Barry Bonds says he feels a huge sense of relief since federal prosecutors dropped what was left of their criminal case against him last month after a nearly decade-long steroids prosecution.

Associated Press

Giants, Phillies Discussing Utley Trade
The two clubs are discussing prospects, which is an indication that talks are fairly advanced.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Utley Clears Waivers, Now Eligible For Trade
Chase Utley cleared waivers on Tuesday night and is now eligible to be traded by the Phillies.


Contenders Continue To Scout Chase Utley
The Cubs, Giants and Yankees all had scouts at Monday night's game between the Phillies and Diamondbacks.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Chase Utley Placed On Trade Waivers
Chase Utley still has 10-and-5 rights and could veto any trade of which he does not approve.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Giants Scouting Chase Utley
Chase Utley returned from the disabled list and went 4-for-10 over three games.

Jim Salisbury/CSN Philly

Giants Acquire Mike Leake From Reds For Adam Duvall, Keury Mella
Mike Leake was 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts for the Reds this season.

Giants Still Looking To Make 'Significant Upgrade'
The Giants continue to search for a starting pitching upgrade, although most of the options remaining are rentals.

Alex Pavlovic/CSN Bay Area

Five Teams Show Initial Interest In David Price
The Astros, Blue Jays, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees are among the teams to show initial interest in David Price now that the Tigers are accepting offers.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Giants 'Fading' In Cole Hamels Derby
The Giants haven't been in touch with the Phillies over the last 24 hours, according to a source.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Sources: Giants Making Push For Cole Hamels
The Phillies aren't sure whether the Giants have enough to offer for the left-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Blue Jays Showing Strongest Interest In Jeff Samardzija
It was reported last week that the White Sox have become "increasingly willing" to move Jeff Samardzija, who is owed $9.8 million this season and will become a free agent this winter.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez
The Indians and Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Giants Shopping For Elite Starting Pitcher
The Giants are looking to add a starting pitcher and would prefer to add an elite one to start a potential second playoff game behind Madison Bumgarner in October.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tim Hudson Beats A's, Now Has Win Against All 30 Teams
Giants veteran Tim Hudson became only the 15th pitcher to defeat all 30 current teams in major league baseball.

Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame
Craig Biggio is the first Astro to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Sources: Rangers, Dodgers Likely To Trade For Hamels
The Phillies continue to discuss Cole Hamels with a number of teams.

Could Giants Go After Zack Greinke In Free Agency?
Zack Greinke may only opt out of his contract at the end of the season to negotiate a higher guarantee with management, which currently owes him $71 million over the next three years.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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