San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Giants, Brewers Have Discussed Ryan Braun Trade

Apr 27, 2017 10:07 AM

The San Francisco Giants have discussed a potential Ryan Braun trade with the Milwaukee Brewers, but the Brewers wanted both salary relief and good players in return.

The Brewers have been asking for a lot in exchange for Braun all along. Now that Milwaukee is also off to a good start, the timeline for a potential Braun trade has likely been pushed back.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Madison Bumgarner Won't Need Surgery, Likely Out 2 Months

Apr 26, 2017 7:43 AM

Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his sprained pitching shoulder and is expected to be out for two months.

The left-hander bruised ribs and sprained the AC joint in his pitching shoulder in a dirt bike accident during last Thursday's off day in Colorado.

"Our focus is on getting him healthy," Bobby Evans said.

Bumgarner will wear a sling on his pitching arm for at least another week and is likely to miss approximately two months.

Associated Press

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Madison Bumgarner Calls Dirt Bike Accident 'Freak Deal'

Apr 25, 2017 8:38 AM

Madison Bumgarner called his recent dirt bike accident a "freak deal" and took some responsibility for his poor decision.

Bumgarner was nearly finished with a two-hour ride in the mountains outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped on the trail. The left-hander bruised ribs and sprained the AC joint in his pitching shoulder.

"I'm not exactly sure what happened. It was a surprise to me, too," said Bumgarner, who is an experienced rider. "I wish I had some kind of cool story for you that it was some kind of crazy wreck, but it really wasn't anything spectacular, just super unfortunate. I was actually being pretty safe the whole time; it was just a freak deal. It happened right at the end. That's really it. Like I said, I wish I had some kind of good story to tell everybody, but I don't."

Bumgarner doesn't believe he has structural damage in his shoulder, but a timetable for his return and whether or not he'll need surgery remains in question.

"It's terrible. Obviously that was not my intentions when I set out to enjoy the off day. I realize that's definitely not the most responsible decision I've made," Bumgarner said. "It sucks not being able to be out here with my guys and try to help us win some games. It's just very unfortunate. I've talked to a lot [of] them. They know where I'm at, and everybody's been super supportive, too -- the organization, the guys, everything."

Associated Press

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Madison Bumgarner On DL Following Dirt Bike Accident

Apr 21, 2017 6:56 PM

Madison Bumgarner has been placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career after suffering a dirt bike accident.

Bumgarner suffered bruised ribs and a Grade 1 or 2 sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder in the accident.

The accident happened during the San Francisco Giants' day off on Thursday in Denver.

Bumgarner is expected to miss several weeks.

In four starts this season, the 27-year-old Bumgarner is 0-3 with a 3.00 ERA and 28 strikeouts. 


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury

Angel Pagan Won't Play MLB This Season

Apr 20, 2017 7:21 AM

Angel Pagan told the Puerto Rican newspaper El Vocero that he has decided not to sign with any franchise for the 2017 season.

Pagan, however, left the door open for a possible return in 2018.

"I am now dedicating myself to focusing more on my family," Pagan, 35, said. "Devoting the time that my family deserves. I've spent a lot of time away from home."

His future has been up in the air since he hit free agency after the Giants declined to bring him back this offseason.


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

Bruce Bochy Undergoes Heart Procedure, Will Miss Series

Apr 19, 2017 8:52 AM

Bruce Bochy has undergone a minor heart procedure and will miss the San Francisco Giants' two-game series in Kansas City this week.

The Giants said Bochy underwent a procedure called an ablation in San Diego to address the discomfort he was experiencing as a result of an atrial flutter.

Bochy, 62, is resting at home and expects to rejoin the club in Colorado on Friday.


Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

Giants' Jarrett Parker Breaks Collarbone

Apr 15, 2017 10:33 PM

Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker broke his right collarbone during Saturday's 5-0 loss to the Rockies when he crashed into the wall while making a running catch.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

Buster Posey 'Doing Good' After Fastball To Helmet

Apr 11, 2017 8:44 AM

Buster Posey was doing well on Monday night after being struck in the helmet by a 94 mph fastball from Arizona Diamondbacks starter Taijuan Walker.

Posey will be re-evaluated, but Bruce Bochy said, "He's doing good, he's doing fine."

Posey got up on his own after being hit but exited the game. Nick Hundley entered to pinch run and stay in the game as catcher.

Associated Press

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

Giants, Melvin Upton Jr. Agree To Minor League Deal

Apr 9, 2017 2:06 AM

The Giants and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. have agreed to a Minor League contract on Saturday, a source told's Mark Feinsand.

The club has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.

Upton hit .238 with 20 homers and 61 RBIs split between the Padres and Blue Jays in 2016. 

Upton is expected to report to Triple-A Sacramento, where he will join recently signed outfielder Drew Stubbs.

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

Bumgarner Sets MLB Opening Day Record For Pitchers With Two HRs

Apr 2, 2017 7:58 PM

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner hit two home runs Sunday to set the major league record for the most Opening Day home runs by a pitcher.

The Giants' starter hit homers in both of his at-bats. Bumgarner hit a line-drive homer against Arizona's Zack Greinke to set the record.

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Giants Choose Neil Ramirez Over Steven Okert For Bullpen
The Giants will option Steven Okert to Triple-A Sacramento.

Jimmy Rollins Told He Won't Make Giants
After hitting just .125 in 40 at-bats this spring, the Giants have informed Jimmy Rollins that he won't make the club.

Andrew Baggarly/East Bay Times

Angel Pagan To Decide On Club Soon
His performance at the World Baseball Classic increased his value.

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Nationals Release Joe Nathan, Matt Albers
Joe Nathan had a 3.86 ERA this spring, and has no plans to retire.

Will Smith To Have Tommy John Surgery
Giants reliever Will Smith will have TJ surgery next week and will miss the entire 2017 season.

Barry Bonds Joining Giants As Special Adviser
Barry Bonds will assist Larry Baer and join the team at spring training.


Hensley Meulens Ready To Run MLB Club
Giants hitting coach Hensley Muelens has led the Netherlands to two straight extended runs in the WBC.

Johnny Cueto Hopes To Join WBC If Dominican Republic Advances
Johnny Cueto still could pitch in the World Baseball Classic if the Dominican Republic advances to the tournament finals.

Chris Haft/MLB

Johnny Cueto Arrives At Giants Camp
Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto will miss the first round of the upcoming WBC.

Giants Coach Jose Alguacil Hit By Foul Ball, Suffers Broken Nose
Giants coach Jose Alguacil needed surgery to repair a broken nose on Saturday.

Giants May Open Season With Five Outfielders On Roster
The Giants may open the season with five outfielders on the roster in an effort to give both Hunter Pence and Denard Span time off.

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Giants, Madison Bumgarner Haven't Discussed Extension
Madison Bumgarner says the Giants haven't yet begun talks regarding a contract extension.

Chris Haft/MLB

Brian Wilson Attempting Comeback As Knuckleballer
Brian Wilson, who reportedly threw for at least two teams recently, hasn't pitched professionally since 2014.


Gordon Beckham Agrees To Minor League Deal With Giants
The Giants have agreed to a Minor League deal with Gordon Beckham and extended a spring training invitation to the veteran as well.

Associated Press

Dodgers Reportedly Agree On Deal With Sergio Romo
Sergio Romo was limited to 40 appearance last season with the Giants because of a forearm flexor strain.

Giants, Nick Hundley Agree To One-Year, $2M Deal
Nick Hundley will serve as the backup catcher to Buster Posey in San Francisco.

Report: Giants Working On Deal With Infielder Jae-gyun Hwang
The Giants appear to be finalizing a minor league contract with the Korean infielder.

Santiago Casilla Returns To A's On Two-Year Deal
The A's could use Casilla as a late-inning options, including a possible role in the ninth inning.

Associated Press

Willie McCovey Pardoned By Barack Obama
Willie McCovey was one of 273 people to be pardoned or have their sentences commuted by Barack Obama on Tuesday.


Several Clubs Interested In Brian Dozier
The Cardinals have joined the Dodgers, Nationals, and Giants in talks with the Twins about second baseman Brian Dozier.