San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Johnny Cueto Will Undergo MRI For Groin Strain

Sep 21, 2016 10:39 AM

Johnny Cueto suffered a groin strain on Tuesday night and will undergo an MRI.

Cueto was in a good mood after leaving his start early, joking that the injury felt like "a crab going there and biting me."

The San Francisco Giants are currently in a three-way tie with the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals for the two National League Wild Card spots.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

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Yasiel Puig Sends Madison Bumgarner '#DONTLOOKATME' T-Shirt

Sep 21, 2016 10:35 AM

A day after Yasiel Puig and Madison Bumgarner feuded on the field, Puig sent Bumgarner a t-shirt with '#DONTLOOKATME' in block letters across the front.

Puig signed the t-shirt and wrote "I LIKE YOU" as well.

Bumgarner yelled "Don't look at me" to Puig during Monday night's altercation.

Several Los Angeles Dodgers players had taken pictures of themselves in shirts of their own earlier in the day, with their hands over their eyes.

Bumgarner didn't comment, but Brandon Belt said the gift was well-received in the San Francisco Giants clubhouse.

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Benches Clear After Battle Between Madison Bumgarner, Yasiel Puig

Sep 20, 2016 7:34 AM

Benches emptied between the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers after an at-bat between Madison Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig on Monday night.

The confrontation began when Bumgarner fielded a ground ball by Puig and fired to first for the third out in the seventh inning. Bumgarner emphatically shouted, apparently celebrating the final out. But it appeared Puig thought Bumgarner was shouting at him, which led the two to exchange words and the benches to clear.

No punches were thrown, but each side traded several pushes and shoves.

"I just ran, and he was looking in my direction," Puig said through a translator, "and he asked why I was looking at him, and then I asked him why he was looking at me."

It was at least the third time they have exchanged heated words on the field, though it was the first known instance since September 2014.

In May 2014, after Puig hit a 431-foot home run to center field and flipped his bat, Bumgarner took exception and waited for Puig as he rounded third base before the two exchanged pleasantries as tempers flared.

Four months later, on Sept. 23, 2014, Puig made a move toward the mound after he was hit by a Bumgarner pitch. More words were exchanged before the benches cleared and bullpens emptied, and Puig had to be held back by an umpire and several teammates.


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Santiago Casilla Out As Giants' Closer

Sep 19, 2016 4:35 PM

Bruce Bochy has removed Santiago Casilla from the closer's role after the reliever had his ninth blown save of the season for the San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

Hunter Strickland and Derek Law will be in line for saves going forward.

"It's time to tweak it a little bit," Bochy said. "I'm not saying Law is the closer, but Strickland and Law will be more in the mix in the ninth."


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Padres Call Up Former Groundskeeper

Sep 8, 2016 5:11 AM

The San Diego Padres called up Jake Smith, who forged an unlikely path to the Major Leagues, on Wednesday.

Smith spent years as a groundskeeper for the San Francisco Giants.

Hanley Ramirez welcomed Smith with a solo home run on the first pitch the 27-year-old threw.

"It's a rude greeting to your Major League career by Hanley Ramirez," Andy Green said. "He threw the ball well. … He attacked. He was in the zone. I think that's what you want out of a young guy who jumps up from Double-A for his first big league start."

Smith threw 14 pitches in his one inning, and surrendered one additional hit that should have been caught in left-center field, before inducing a double play and flyout to end the eighth.

"[He] settled in nicely after the home run," Green said. "Sometimes you don't know how a guy's going to respond the first time on a Major League field. Give up a home run on your very first pitch, he was right back in the strike zone. Those are good things to see."

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Giants Place Jake Peavy On 15-Day Disabled List

Aug 28, 2016 1:29 PM

The San Francisco Giants have placed Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.

The move announced Saturday is retroactive to Aug. 21. San Francisco recalled right-hander Albert Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento to start Saturday night's game against the Atlanta Braves in Peavy's place.

Peavy was supposed to start for the first time since a demotion to the bullpen on Aug. 1. 

Bruce Bochy said Peavy "can't pitch the way his back is right now" and that it's "a bad break for him."


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Matt Moore Falls Just Short Of No-Hitting Dodgers

Aug 26, 2016 2:01 AM

San Francisco lefty Matt Moore lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on a soft, clean single by Corey Seager, and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Thursday night.

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Joe Nathan Agrees To Minor League Deal With Giants

Aug 17, 2016 1:41 AM

The Giants and 41-year-old right-hander Joe Nathan agreed Tuesday to a minor league contract.

Nathan is attempting to extend his major league career after his second Tommy John surgery in 2015. He will report to the Giants' Double-A team in Richmond, Virginia.

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Giants Manager Bruce Bochy Hospitalized Overnight

Aug 9, 2016 2:30 AM

The San Francisco Giants say manager Bruce Bochy has been admitted to a Miami hospital after falling ill and will miss Monday night's game against the Marlins.

The Giants did not specify what sent the 61-year-old Bochy to the hospital Monday morning. They said in a statement that he is "resting comfortably" and will be monitored overnight.

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Brandon Crawford First In 41 Years To Get Seven Hits

Aug 9, 2016 2:27 AM

Brandon Crawford became the first major leaguer in 41 years to get seven hits in a game, finally putting the Giants ahead to stay with an RBI single in the 14th inning of an 8-7 victory over the Marlins on Monday night.

Crawford tripled, doubled and had five singles in eight at-bats, tying an NL record. The previous player to get seven hits in a game was Pirates infielder Rennie Stennett on Sept. 16, 1975, at the Cubs.

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Giants Moving Jake Peavy To Bullpen
The Giants are moving Jake Peavy to the bullpen to make room in the rotation for Matt Moore, who they acquired from the Rays on Monday.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Trade Deadline Brings 18 Deals Involving 49 Players
There were 18 deals completed on Monday's non-waiver trade deadline, the most since at least the 1995 season.

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Giants Get Matt Moore From Rays
The Rays will reportedly receive Matt Duffy, some prospects and cash in the deal.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Brewers Sending Will Smith To Giants
The Brewers will receive Minor League pitcher Phil Bickford and catcher Andrew Susac.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Giants Showing Interest In Rays' Matt Moore
Matt Moore is 7-7 with a 4.08 ERA for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Giants Still Focused On Adding Pitching
Despite adding Eduardo Nunez in a trade on Thursday night, the Giants are still focused on acquiring a pitcher before Monday's non-waiver deadline.

Alex Pavlovic/CSN Bay Area

Giants Acquire Eduardo Nunez From Twins
The Twins receive minor league pitcher Adalberto Nunez from the Giants.

Giants In "Active Talks' With Padres On Andrew Cashner
The Padres are pushing to trade Andrew Cashner, who pitched on Tuesday night, ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

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

Buster Olney/ESPN

Giants Casting Wide Net In Search Of Reliever
The Giants are engaging in a broad search as they look to add a reliever ahead of Monday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Johnny Cueto Annoyed By Royals' White House Snub
The Royals did not extend an invitation to pitcher Johnny Cueto to join the World Series champions at the White House event last Thursday.

San Jose Mercury News

Reports: Yankees Appear Close To Trading Aroldis Chapman
According to reports, the Nationals, Cubs, Giants, and Indians are among the teams most interested in trading for the services of Aroldis Chapman.

Six Teams Showing Interest In Trading For Jay Bruce
The Indians, Rangers, Nationals, Orioles, Giants and Dodgers have all shown interest in trading for Jay Bruce, according to a report.

Jon Heyman/Today's Knuckleball

Giants Sign Kyle Drabek; Will Audition As Pitcher/Infielder
The Giants have signed former first-round draft pick Kyle Drabek to a Minor League contract.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Hunter Pence Leaves Rehab Game With Leg Injury
Hunter Pence made an early exit from his first rehab game in Sacramento.

East Bay Times

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.

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

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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.

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