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Tim Lincecum Hit In Elbow By Line Drive

Jun 28, 2015 1:16 AM

Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum was hit in his pitching elbow by a line drive in the second inning Saturday and left the game against Colorado.

X-rays were negative.

"He got hit pretty good," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said after the team's 7-5 win. "He might need a break."

ESPN.com

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Giants Could Pursue Outfield Addition

Jun 25, 2015 9:55 AM

The San Francisco Giants have added an outfielder to their list of trade targets in the wake of Nori Aoki's injury.

Nothing is close, but they have recalled Travis Ishikawa to take Aoki's roster spot for now.

Henry Sculman/San Francisco Chronicle

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Giants Are Baseball's Best At Hitting On Road

Jun 16, 2015 6:49 AM

The San Francisco Giants entered Friday averaging a Major League-best 5.2 runs in road games.

The defending champions also led baseball in road batting average (.289), on-base percentage (.346), and slugging (.449).

San Francisco is 34-31, more than three games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. They are 16-18 at home and 18-13 on the road.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

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Yankees, Giants Scouting Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake

Jun 15, 2015 6:23 AM

The New York Yankees have more than one need, but they have been scouting the Cincinnati Reds while looking to upgrade their starting rotation.

The Yankees sent scout Jeff Datz to Wrigley Field this weekend to watch Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake pitch against the Chicago Cubs. Cueto and Leake are both scheduled to become free agents after the season and the Reds are expected to shop them ahead of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

The San Francisco Giants also had some of their baseball operations people in Chicago to watch the two pitchers take the mound.

George A. King III/New York Post

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Giants Place Hunter Pence On DL

Jun 13, 2015 1:54 AM

With Hunter Pence's left wrist still ailing, the Giants surrendered Friday and put their right fielder on the disabled list before a home game against the Diamondbacks, according to an San Jose Mercury report.

San Jose Mercury News

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Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players

Jun 11, 2015 7:34 AM

Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

UC Santa Barbara was second with 10 players selected from Monday to Wednesday.

Arizona State, Florida, Illinois and Vanderbilt each had nine players drafted.

Nine schools produced eight players each, including LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Houston, Maryland, UCLA, USC and North Carolina.

 

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Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks

Jun 11, 2015 7:28 AM

The 2015 Major League Baseball Draft ended on Wednesday after the 1,215th pick was made.

Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

Here's the breakdown by position:

109 catchers

53 first baseman

51 second baseman

102 shortstops

53 third baseman

211 outfielders

one utility player

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Numbers Behind Chris Heston's No-Hitter

Jun 10, 2015 7:36 AM

Chris Heston threw a no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night, marking the fourth-straight season the club has held an opponent without a hit.

The 1962-65 Los Angeles Dodgers were the last team to throw a no-hitter in four straight seasons.

In just his 13th Major League start, Heston struck out 11 and walked none. He ended the game by striking out the side in the ninth inning at Citi Field. The last pitcher to finish a no-hitter with three straight strikeouts: Sandy Koufax in his 1965 perfect game against the Chicago Cubs.

Heston used his sinker to great success against the New York Mets. He threw the pitch to the lower half of the strike zone 67 percent of the time. He generated 18 outs with that pitch.

ESPN Stats & Info

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Chris Heston Throws No-Hitter For Giants

Jun 9, 2015 9:49 PM

Chris Heston tossed a no-hitter for the San Francisco Giants against the New York Mets on Tuesday night.

Heston, a 27-year-old rookie, didn't allow a walk either, but hit three batters.

He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.

It is the first no-hitter of the 2015 Major League Baseball season.

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Position Players Dominate First Round Of MLB Draft

Jun 9, 2015 10:29 AM

The first round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft was dominated by shortstops, who went 1-2-3, but overall position players were a hot commodity.

Twenty-one of the 36 first-round picks were position players, including seven of the first 10 selections.

There was a run on pitchers in the middle of the round. There were just three left-handed pitchers taken in the first round.

In 2014, 20 of the 34 first-round picks were pitchers and seven south paws were selected.

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First Round Nearly Split Between College, High School Players
Of the 36 first-round selections, 19 were out of college and 17 were from high school.

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2015 MLB Draft Slot Values
Major League Baseball informed teams of the slot values assigned to the first 315 picks of the 2015 draft back in April.

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First-Round 2015 MLB Draft Results
We are reporting live from the 2015 MLB Draft in New Jersey. Follow along for news, rumors and selections. Arizona selected Dansby Swanson first overall.

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Lincecum Locating Fastballs, Throwing Secondary Pitches For Strikes
Tim Lincecum has been working hard to remain effective as he loses speed on his fastball.

Christina Kahrl/ESPN

Joe Panik Showing More Power, Patience At Plate
Joe Panik struggled in spring training, but as the calendar turns to June the Giants second baseman has more than turned things around.

David Schoenfield/ESPN

Giants Shut Out Dodgers For Third Straight Day
The Giants outscored the Dodgers 10-0 in sweeping the three-game series in San Francisco.

ESPN.com

Bumgarner Hits 415-Foot HR Off Kershaw
Madison Bumgarner hit a 415-foot home run off Clayton Kershaw in the third inning of Thursday afternoon's game between the Giants and Dodgers.

Chris Haft/MLB

Pence Goes 2-For-3 With A Double In Season Debut
Hunter Pence scored three runs in a 11-2 Giants' win on Saturday in Cincinnati.

ESPN.com

Hunter Pence Ready To Rejoin Giants
Hunter Pence went 5-for-17 with two homers in five games with Triple-A Sacramento.

ESPN.com

Giants Expected To Sign Ricky Romero
The Giants and Ricky Romero are making progress on a contract agreement.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Keith Law Lists Brendan Rodgers As Top Draft Prospect
Keith Law, who works in scouting for ESPN, has updated his list of the top 100 prospects ahead of next month's MLB Draft.

Keith Law/ESPN

Experts Split On Tate, Rodgers As No. 1 Pick
The Diamondbacks will pick first overall when the First-Year Player Draft is held on June 8.

Jim Callis & Jonathan Mayo/MLB

2015 MLB All-Star Ballot Released
Major League Baseball marked the official start of All-Star Balloting for the 86th All-Star Game, which will be held on Tuesday, July 14th at Great American Ball Park, the home of the Reds on Wednesda

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Bumgarner Takes Exception To Scherzer's DH Comments
Madison Bumgarner responded to comments made by Max Scherzer, who sustained an injured thumb while batting last week before railing against the NL's long-held tradition of batting pitchers.

ESPN

Dodgers Claim Interference Before Giants Scored Winning Run
Don Mattingly was fuming after Giants third-base coach Roberto Kelly made contact with pinch runner Gregor Blanco while holding him up a few minutes before Blanco scored the winning run.

Mark Saxon/ESPN

Bonds Has Obstruction Conviction Thrown Out
After more than 11 years in court, Barry Bonds has been cleared in a federal court of appeals.

Associated Press

Pence Unlikely To Return To Giants By May 1
Hunter Pence suffered a broken left forearm after getting hit by a pitch during spring training.

ESPN

Brian Wilson Takes Part In Live Read Of Major League
Brian Wilson recently took part in a live read of Major League at the Film Independent Live Read series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Dave Schilling/Grantland

Giants Place Peavy On DL With Back Strain
The Giants have recalled catcher Andrew Susac from Triple-A Sacramento,

ESPN.com

Chicken Finger Causes Delay At Diamondbacks-Giants Game
A piece of chicken bounced on the infield grass and landed on the mound as a pitch was being thrown by Arizona reliever Randall Delgado.

Matt Morgan/MLB

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