San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Giants Still Focused On Adding Pitching

Jul 29, 2016 8:40 AM

Despite adding Eduardo Nunez in a trade on Thursday night, the San Francisco Giants are still focused on acquiring a pitcher before Monday's non-waiver deadline.

It has been reported that the Giants were blanketing the market in search of a starter and reliever.

Alex Pavlovic/CSN Bay Area

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Trade Rumor

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Giants Acquire Eduardo Nunez From Twins

Jul 29, 2016 2:52 AM

The Giants acquired All-Star infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Twins on Thursday night in exchange for a minor league pitcher Adalberto Mejia.

Nunez was batting .296 with 12 home runs and 47 RBIs this season for the Twins and was leading the American League with 27 steals at the time of the trade.

ESPN.com

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Giants In "Active Talks' With Padres On Andrew Cashner

Jul 27, 2016 3:10 PM

The San Francisco Giants are in "active talks" with the San Diego Padres on a trade for Andrew Cashner.

The Padres are pushing to trade Cashner, who pitched on Tuesday night, ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

Jon Morosi/MLB

Tags: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Trade Rumor

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Madison Bumgarner Hires Legacy Agency

Jul 26, 2016 4:08 PM

For the second time in recent months, Madison Bumgarner has changed his representation.

Bumgarner, who will turn 27 soon, has hired Legacy Agency. He is on pace for his fourth-straight sub-3.00 ERA season over at least 200 innings.

He is under control of the San Francisco Giants through the 2019 season -- the last two years of which are $12 million options.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor

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Giants Casting Wide Net In Search Of Reliever

Jul 25, 2016 7:29 AM

The San Francisco Giants are engaging in a broad search as they look to add a reliever ahead of Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

The Giants have been linked to Philadelphia Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers relievers Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Huston Street and even San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner, who they could turn into a reliever.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Trade Rumor

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Johnny Cueto Annoyed By Royals' White House Snub

Jul 25, 2016 12:53 AM

Jonny Gomes wasn’t the only notable snub from the Kansas City Royals visit to the White House on Thursday.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Johnny Cueto, who pitched a shutout for Kansas City in Game 2 of the World Series before joining the San Francisco Giants in the offseason, was also not extended an invitation to the event. And, like Gomes, he’s not happy about it.

San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

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Reports: Yankees Appear Close To Trading Aroldis Chapman

Jul 24, 2016 6:44 PM

The New York Yankees have told teams they are close to making a trade that would ship out closer Aroldis Chapman, according to multiple reports.

The Yankees, meanwhile, are planning to retain left-handed reliever Andrew Miller, according to reports.

Reports indicate that the Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Indians are among the teams interested in acquiring Chapman.

ESPN.com

Tags: Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Six Teams Showing Interest In Trading For Jay Bruce

Jul 22, 2016 7:48 AM

The Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have all shown interest in trading for Jay Bruce, according to a report.

"We assume Bruce will be traded," a Cincinnati Reds person said.

Bruce, 29, is hitting .263/.314/.530 this season and will be a free agent after the 2017 season.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Washington Nationals, San Francisco Giants, Trade Rumor

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Giants Sign Kyle Drabek; Will Audition As Pitcher/Infielder

Jul 19, 2016 4:25 PM

The San Francisco Giants have signed former first-round draft pick Kyle Drabek to a Minor League contract.

The club plans to audition Drabek as a pitcher and infielder.

"At our request, Drabek is taking ground balls and giving us a look at him as an infielder [as he was in high school]," Giants general manager Bobby Evans said. "But we're not ruling out his continuing with us from the mound."

Drabek, 28, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies as the 18th overall pick in the 2006 first-year player draft and received a signing bonus of $1.55 million, but he has failed to live up to expectations in professional ball.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Signing

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Hunter Pence Leaves Rehab Game With Leg Injury

Jul 17, 2016 1:27 AM

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence made an early exit from his first rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento after apparently aggravating his injured right hamstring.

But Giants GM Bobby Evans said the club's initial evaluation of Pence wasn't as dire as the video taken by a spectator appeared to show.

Evans said via text that Pence "seems OK" and "felt good after he came out."

East Bay Times

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

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2017 Home Run Derby Could Feature Pitchers
Major League Baseball and the players' association plan to discuss the possibility of having pitchers compete in the Home Run Derby next summer.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Chris Sale, Johnny Cueto To Start All-Star Game
The starting pitchers for the 2016 All-Star Game have been announced.

Associated Press

Madison Bumgarner Throws One-Hit Shutout
Madison Bumgarner recored 14 strikeouts in beating the D-Backs by the score of 4-0 on Sunday night.

ESPN.com

Bartolo Colon Replaces Madison Bumgarner On All-Star Roster
Madison Bumgarner is unavailable because he will pitch Sunday for the Giants.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Giants May Let Madison Bumgarner Hit In American League Park
No Major League team has refused the DH when available since the White Sox in 1976, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Chris Haft/MLB

Josh Reddick, A's Far Apart On Extension; Trade Possible
Josh Reddick will be a free agent after the season and despite a recent report that contract negotiations with the Athletics are back on, the sides remain far apart.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Giants, Brewers Engaged In 'Preliminary Talks' On Ryan Braun Trade
The Giants have engaged in "preliminary talks" with the Brewers on a trade for Ryan Braun, according to a USA Today report.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Matt Garza Will Make Season Debut This Week
Matt Garza has been sidelined with a right lat strain, but will make his first start against the Giants on Tuesday in San Francisco.

ESPN.com

Phillies Take Mickey Moniak; MLB Draft Round 1 Results
The Phillies used the first overall pick on California high school outfielder Mickey Moniak.

RealGM Staff Report

Madison Bumgarner Says Home Run Derby Doesn't Pose Injury Risk
Madison Bumgarner says he's not worried about injuring himself if he's allowed to participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby.

ESPN

Hunter Pence To Have Hamstring Surgery This Week
Hunter Pence is likely to be out eight weeks after Thursday's scheduled surgery.

ESPN.com

Madison Bumgarner Has Eye On HR Derby
Will Giants manager Bruce Bochy give in to Madison Bumgarner wanting to participate in July's Home Run Derby?

ESPN.com

Hunter Pence Likely To Have Surgery For Torn Hamstring
Hunter Pence will likely miss eight weeks if he has a procedure on his torn right hamstring.

ESPN.com

Jason Heyward Injures Right Torso
Jason Heyward injured himself making a diving catch in the first inning during Friday night's game against the Giants.

ESPN.com

Report: Tim Lincecum Down To Angels, Giants, White Sox
Tim Lincecum hasn't signed with a Major League club, but he has reportedly narrowed his list of potential destinations to three.

David Adler/MLB

Signing With Giants Was 'Easy Decision' For Denard Span
Denard Span says the Giants showed the most interest in him as a free agent this offseason.

Bill Ladson/MLB

Tim Lincecum Showcase Set For Friday
Former Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is attempting to make a comeback from hip surgery last year.

ESPN.com

Mets, Giants, Jays Candidates To Trade For Reliever
While the Mets have received strong innings from their relievers, the bullpen of the Giants and Jays have struggled.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Giants Waive Ian Gardeck
The Giants needed to clear a spot on their 40-man roster and can re-signed Ian Gardeck at a later date.

Henry Schulman/San Francisco Chronicle

Bonds Receives Ovation In Return To AT&T Park
Barry Bonds received a standing ovation when he came out to deliver the Marlins' lineup on Friday night in San Francisco.

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