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Bruce Bochy Rejoins Giants

Feb 23, 2015 1:55 AM

Manager Bruce Bochy rejoined the World Series champions Giants on Sunday, three days after having a heart procedure.

"I couldn't feel any better," Bochy said. "I am grateful for the doctors and want to thank all the well-wishers who sent me messages."

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Bruce Bochy Out Of Hospital After Heart Procedure

Feb 21, 2015 3:02 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is "all good" one day after a heart procedure to insert two stents.

Bochy, who was released from the hospital Friday, said in a text to ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney that he expects to return to work Sunday.

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Sandoval Isn't Bothered By Criticism Over Weight

Feb 20, 2015 4:28 PM

Pablo Sandoval, in his first spring training since signing with the Boston Red Sox, says he doesn't care if people are concerned about his weight.

His weight became a hot topic on social media Thursday when an unflattering photo surfaced.

"Let them talk, talk and criticize," Sandoval told the Spanish media. "No matter what they say, it will never change me or the player that I am."

The photo showed Sandoval's stomach protruding as he waited at third base for a ground ball during an infield drill.

"We live surrounded by critics, so let them talk, let them criticize me as much as they want. Ultimately that makes me a better player," Sandoval said. "What really matters is who you are when you step on the field, and I will let my bat and my glove speak for themselves. That's the only way you can shut them up.

"Critics have said that I am lazy, that I am not working hard; that picture caught me at a bad angle. But once again, let them say whatever they want to say. I will prove who I am on the field and show Boston fans how hard I am working to be a champion with this team, too."

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Bumgarner Not Worried About 2014 Workload

Feb 20, 2015 8:04 AM

Madison Bumgarner isn't concerned about the heavy workload he took on for the San Francisco Giants last season.

Bumgarner threw 270 innings in 2014 when you add his 52 2/3 postseason frames to his total.

"That's why you do all the work," Bumgarner said. "That's what the goal is, is to have that kind of workload. We were just able to fulfill it."

Bumgarner maintained his habit of starting his throwing program on Jan. 1 by tossing to his brother-in-law, Tanner Saunders.

"I couldn't pay any less attention to it than I do now," the right-hander said. "After 2010, it was the same deal."

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Bochy Hospitalized, Undergoes Heart Procedure

Feb 20, 2015 7:43 AM

Bruce Bochy has undergone a heart procedure to insert two stents and was hospitalized overnight.

The San Francisco Giants released a statement late Thursday saying that the medical staff had been monitoring the manager's heart after he experienced some discomfort following a physical exam Wednesday.

Bochy, who turns 60 in April, expects to return to work after a few days.

Associated Press

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Lincecum Will Begin Season In Rotation

Feb 19, 2015 8:42 AM

Bruce Bochy isn't wasting any time debating his starting rotation, announcing his five starters on Wednesday afternoon.

Madison Bumgarner will start the opener for the San Francisco Giants on April 6. The rest of the rotation, listed in alphabetical order, will be Matt Cain, Tim Hudson, Tim Lincecum and Jake Peavy.

"I think we're pretty well set with this rotation. ...We haven't put the order down exactly, but I think we have a pretty good idea what it's going to be," the manager said.

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Barry Zito To Return To A's

Feb 17, 2015 2:07 AM

Former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito will sign a minor league deal with the A's that includes an invite to major league camp, assistant GM David Forst told the Bay Area News Group, confirming multiple media reports.

Zito will receive a $1 million base salary if he makes Oakland's big league roster, a baseball source confirmed to's Jerry Crasnick.

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McGehee, Giants Agree To $4.8M Deal

Feb 13, 2015 7:33 AM

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a one-year, $4.8 million contract with Casey McGehee.

The pact avoids salary arbitration.

San Francisco acquired the 32-year-old from the Miami Marlins in December to replace Pablo Sandoval, who left as a free agent and signed with Boston.

Associated Press

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2015 MLB Draft Order Set

Feb 10, 2015 8:42 AM

The order for the 2015 Major League Baseball draft is set now that James Shields has reached a deal with the San Diego Padres.

San Diego will part with the 13th overall pick because the Kansas City Royals issued Shields a qualifying offer earlier this offseason.

First Round

1. Diamondbacks
2. Astros
3. Rockies
4. Rangers
5. Astros
6. Twins
7. Red Sox
8. White Sox
9. Cubs
10. Phillies
11. Reds
12. Marlins            
13. Rays
14. Braves
15. Brewers
16. Yankees
17. Indians
18. Giants
19. Pirates
20. Athletics
21. Royals
22. Tigers
23. Cardinals
24. Dodgers
25. Orioles
26. Angels

Compensation Picks

27. Rockies          
28. Braves
29. Blue Jays
30. Yankees
31. Giants
32. Pirates
33. Royals
34. Tigers
35. Dodgers
36. Orioles

Competitive Balance Round A

37. Astros    
38. Rockies
39. Cardinals
40. Brewers
41. Padres
42. Indians

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Yoan Moncada Wants To Sign Quickly

Feb 4, 2015 4:40 PM

Yoan Moncada, cleared to sign with a Major League club earlier this week, is eager to begin his career in the United States.

"My goal is to sign with a team soon, start training with them, and make it to the Major Leagues as fast as I can with whichever team that might be," Moncada said in Spanish to "I know I'm going to do the best I can for as long as I can in this sport."

Moncada, 19, has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers, Rays, Tigers and Brewers.

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Brandon Belt, Giants Agree To $3.6M Contract
Brandon Belt hit .308 with two RBIs in the World Series after missing time over the final 2˝ months with a concussion.

Associated Press

Giants Release Marco Scutaro
Marco Scutaro was designated for assignment by the Giants last week.


Giants, Vogelsong Agree To $4M Contract
Ryan Vogelsong, 37, is 49-57 with a 4.42 ERA in 10 seasons with the Giants and Pirates.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Giants Maintaining Contact With Vogelsong
Ryan Vogelsong has been linked to a number of other clubs, but the Giants have maintained contact with the right-hander.

Chris Haft/MLB

Giants Designate Marco Scutaro For Assignment
The club plans to retain Scutaro and continue working with him through his rehabilitation following back surgery that could end his career.

Associated Press

Sandoval Says He Left Money On Table In San Francisco
Pablo Sandoval told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that he didn't give the Giants a chance to make a final offer before he left for the Red Sox.

Cash Kruth/MLB

Vogelsong, Astros May Be Close To Deal
Ryan Vogelsong, who has been in talks with the Astros, arrived in Houston on Monday.

Brian McTaggart/MLB

Giants Sign Gregor Blanco To Two-Year Deal
Gregor Blanco will shift to a backup role this season, but provides valuable experience at all three outfield positions.

Source: Giants To Sign Nori Aoki
The guaranteed contract is worth $4.7 million.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Mets Expect To Trade Gee Within '7-10 Days'
Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Giants, Padres, Rockies Interested In Gee
The Mets have been actively discussing the 28-year-old right-hander in trade talks.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Giants Inquired About Dan Haren
Dan Haren would prefer to pitch on the West Coast and the Giants checked in with the Marlins about the right-hander earlier this offseason.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tim Hudson Undergoes Ankle Surgery
The ankle is the same one he injured during the 2013 season with the Braves that sidelined him for the final two months.

Associated Press

Giants Remain Interested In Ben Zobrist
Giants assistant GM Bobby Evans says the team is "staying engaged" with the Rays about a potential trade for Ben Zobrist.


Report: Norichika Aoki Seeking Three-Year Deal
The Orioles and Giants remain a possibility for outfielder Norichika Aoki.

Boston Globe

Teams May Balk At Shields Asking Price Of Five-Years, $100M
Several teams may bow out of the running for James Shields at the expected price.

Market For James Shields Remains Unknown
The Red Sox don't seem to be a significant player in the sweepstakes for James Shields.

Report: Giants Out On Shields, Scherzer; Have Interest In Zobrist
The Giants pursuit of starting pitcher James Shields is reportedly over.


Bumgarner Named AP's Top Male Athlete
Clayton Kershaw finished second and Derek Jeter third as baseball dominated the voting.

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Giants, Peavy Finalize Two-Year Deal
The contract includes a $4 million signing bonus, a full no-trade clause and award bonuses, according to a report.

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