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Giants Avoid Arbitation With George Kontos

Feb 2, 2016 7:10 AM

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a one-year, $1.15 million deal with George Kontos, avoiding arbitration.

The midpoint of figures exchanged between the right-hander and the Giants was $1.1 million.

Kontos had a 2.33 ERA over 73 1/3 innings in 2015.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Padres, Marlins Interested In Tim Lincecum

Jan 26, 2016 7:10 AM

The San Diego Padres are interested in signing Tim Lincecum, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

He also notes that the Miami Marlins continue to look at the right-hander, who plans to showcase for teams next month.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Diamondbacks To Acquire Cody Hall From Giants

Jan 13, 2016 4:36 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to acquire Cody Hall from the San Francisco Giants.

Hall was recently designated for assignment.

The 28-year-old only pitched 8 1/3 innings at the Major League level in 2015.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Chris Davis, Orioles In Holding Pattern

Jan 12, 2016 7:51 AM

The Baltimore Orioles continue to wait on Chris Davis, who remains available on the free agent market.

Baltimore made a competitive offer to Davis -- a seven-year contract in the range of $154 million.

The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants have also been linked to the slugger.

Orioles owner Peter Angelos is a big Davis fan and wants him back, but time is becoming a factor.

"That's not surprising at all, the way that camp does business," Buck Showalter, who has not talked to Davis recently, said of the timeline. "It wouldn't surprise me if it went to February. It wouldn't surprise me if it goes to March."

Brittany Ghiroli/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Plan To Use Denard Span As Center Fielder, Leadoff Hitter

Jan 8, 2016 7:35 AM

The San Francisco Giants added Denard Span to their outfield fix on Thursday and have big plans for the veteran.

San Francisco plans to use Span as their center fielder and leadoff hitter. The addition will move AngelPagan to left. Gregor Blanco then becomes the club's fourth outfielder and insurance policy.

Span is a left-handed hitter who owns a .287/.352/.395 line over eight seasons with the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

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Giants, Denard Span Agree On Three-Year, $31M Deal

Jan 8, 2016 1:13 AM

After addressing their pitching rotation early in free agency, the Giants filled their biggest remaining need Thursday, according to an report.

The Giants agreed on a $31 million, three-year deal with free-agent Denard Span, giving them the outfielder and leadoff hitter they had sought.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Orioles, White Sox Emerging As Leaders For Cespedes

Dec 29, 2015 4:20 PM

The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox have emerged as the leaders to sign Yoenis Cespedes, according to a report.

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Angels are also reportedly in the mix and the Texas Rangers are monitoring the situation.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Former All-Star Dave Henderson Dies At Age 57

Dec 27, 2015 3:30 PM

Former All-Star outfielder Dave Henderson died Sunday morning, Major League Baseball confirmed. He was 57.

Known as "Hendu," he spent 14 seasons in the major leagues, playing for the A's, Mariners, Red Sox, Royals, and Giants.

Henderson suffered a massive heart attack and died at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to the Mariners.

Tags: Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Record Four Teams Receive Luxury Tax Bills

Dec 21, 2015 6:55 AM

Four teams exceeded baseball's spending threshold and owe luxury tax, a record number of offenders.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were hit with a record tax of nearly $43.6 million for a payroll just shy of $300 million.

The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants, a first-time offender, also received bills.

The Dodgers, who have not reached the World Series since winning the 1988 title, have a three-year tax total of $81.6 million.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

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Giants, Johnny Cueto Agree Upon Six-Year, $130M Contract

Dec 14, 2015 4:43 PM

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a six-year contract with Johnny Cueto, according to multiple reports.

Cueto turned down a six-year, $120 million-plus contract offer from the Arizona Diamondbacks last month.

One source familiar with the talks said the pitcher is likely to "do better"' in his free-agent deal than the offer that he spurned from Arizona. Reports have indicated that the value of the contract is around $130 million.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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

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Cardinals, Giants Interested In Wei-Yin Chen
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports also writes that the Royals and Nationals could become serious suitors.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Giants Sign Jeff Samardzija To Five-Year, $90M Deal
Giants GM Bobby Evans confirmed the signing of free-agent pitcher Jeff Samardzija on KNBR 680 radio on Saturday morning.

Giants Haven't Engaged In Talks With Mike Leake
The belief is that the Giants are waiting for Zack Greinke to make a decision first.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

Greinke To Decide Between Dodgers, Giants This Week
Zack Greinke is in line for a six-year deal worth $32 million annually, which would mean $192 million in total.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Source: Marlins Consider Adding Barry Bonds To Coaching Staff
The Marlins have had internal discussions about hiring Barry Bonds as a hitting coach.

Market For Zack Greinke Beginning To Intensify
The Dodgers and Giants are looking for some details in terms of what Greinke is looking for on the free agent market.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Giants Among Teams Interested In John Lackey
The Giants are among the clubs interested in free-agent John Lackey, according to a source.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Lincecum Planning January Showcase, Signing
Tim Lincecum is expected to wait until after the new year before looking for a new contract and holding a potential showcase for Major League clubs.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Giants Sign Brandon Crawford To $75M Extension
The contract runs through the 2021 season and covers Crawford's two remaining years of arbitration and four years of free agency.


Legendary Scout George Genovese Dies At 93
Genovese, a former Minor League shortstop and manager, signed future standouts such as Bobby Bonds, George Foster and Gary Matthews with the Giants.

Associated Press

Giants Want To Extend Brandon Crawford's Contract
Brandon Crawford, 28, is entering his second winter of arbitration.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Giants Decline Options On Aoki, Byrd
Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd became free agents on Wednesday night, but the Giants haven't ruled out re-signing either player.

Associated Press

Giants Send Pizza To Royals Front Office After World Series Win
The Giants front office congratulated the Royals front office on a job well done by sending them some celebratory pizza on Monday.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Could Giants Make Serious Run At Zack Greinke?
There is growing speculation among those in the industry that the Giants will take a serious run at Zack Greinke when he opts out of his deal with the Dodgers.

Buster Olney/ESPN

Diamondbacks Could Target Mike Leake
Mike Leake doesn't have a draft pick tied to him in free agency because he was traded to the Giants at midseason.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

MLB Expected To Pick Cubs Or Giants For Eddy Julio Martinez
The Cubs and Giants have both laid claim to Eddy Julio Martinez, but Major League Baseball officials are hoping to sort out who the Cuban outfielder will play for in the near future.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Supreme Court Rejects San Jose's Appeal Of A's Move
San Jose sued MLB in June 2013 for conspiring to block the relocation.


Santiago Casilla's 2016 Option With Giants Vests With 37th Save
Santiago Casilla was already guaranteed a $1 million buyout if it did not vest.

Brad Johnson/MLBTradeRumors

Hudson, Zito Will Face Off In Oakland On Saturday
Tim Hudson has said he'll retire after the season, while Barry Zito pitched at the Triple-A level all season hoping for another chance in the Major Leagues.

Associated Press

Giants Could Bid On Yoenis Cespedes
The Giants have a solid core with considerable money coming off the payroll this winter, which could make them a suitor for Yoenis Cespedes.

Buster Olney/ESPN

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