San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Giants Place Peavy On DL With Back Strain

Apr 19, 2015 12:56 AM

Rght-hander Jake Peavy was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday by the Giants due to a back strain, according to an ESPN.com report.

To fill Peavy's spot on the 25-man roster, the Giants recalled catcher Andrew Susac from Triple-A Sacramento prior to Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

 

ESPN.com

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Chicken Finger Causes Delay At Diamondbacks-Giants Game

Apr 17, 2015 7:41 AM

Thursday's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants was delayed for less than a minute when a chicken finger fell onto the field.

The chicken tender reportedly came from a seagull. It bounced on the infield grass and landed on the mound as a pitch was being thrown by Arizona reliever Randall Delgado.

Matt Morgan/MLB

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Misc Rumor

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Ross Heard From A's Almost Immediately After Release

Apr 10, 2015 11:03 AM

Cody Ross heard from the Oakland Athletics almost immediately after he was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks last weekend.

A number of other clubs reached out to Ross, but none seemed to be as good a fit as the Athletics.

"To be honest with you, I couldn't be any more excited," Ross said. "I know how much fun this team has had in the past and how successful they've been. That had a lot to do with the decision I made.

"From the outside looking in, it's just a team that has a lot of passion, plays the game the right way, plays hard. Does all the little things right. That's the type of team I want to play on. Just a bunch of grinders that go out and play hard and want to win on a nightly basis."

Jane Lee/MLB

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

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MLB Releases Draft Bonus Slots

Apr 8, 2015 4:53 PM

Major League Baseball has informed teams of the draft bonus slot allocations that will apply to the 2015 amateur draft.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, who have the first overall pick, will have more than $8.6 million to spend on all selections.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

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Giants, Kevin Correia Agree To Minor League Deal

Apr 8, 2015 7:33 AM

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to a Minor League deal with Kevin Correia.

Correia was in camp with the Miami Marlins, but was released late in spring. He split the 2014 season between the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers.

He is expected to report to extended Spring Training to ramp up his pitch count before heading to Triple-A.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Matt Cain Undergos MRI Due To Forearm Tightness

Apr 7, 2015 8:16 AM

Matt Cain underwent an MRI on Monday after experiencing pain in his right forearm.

Cain's season ended prematurely last year after he underwent surgery to remove bone spurs from his elbow.

Bruce Bochy said Cain doesn't have a torn ligament and the San Francisco Giants expect the injury to be a "two week thing."

Hank Schulman/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Barry Zito Accepts Assignment To Triple-A Nashville

Apr 5, 2015 1:47 AM

Left-handed veteran Barry Zito is accepting his assignment to Triple-A Nashville, according to an ESPN.com report on Saturday.

The 36-year-old didn't work his way back from a year out of baseball only to stop his comeback bid now just because he didn't make the A's opening-day roster.

"I didn't stay in shape for a year to come back here and go all in and go sit at home. Why should I rush to go sit at home?" Zito said. "A lot of the retired guys that I've talked to that I've played with over the years, I think they ended up bitter in the end and they kind of rushed into that. A lot of the guys I talked to regretted that they didn't just keep going, put your pride aside and go play baseball."

ESPN.com

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

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Brian Sabean Returning To Scouting Roots As Part Of New Deal

Apr 4, 2015 1:42 PM

Brian Sabean assumes a new title, executive vice president of baseball operations, and turns the GM reins to assistant Bobby Evans as part of his extension with the San Francisco Giants.

Sabean still will oversee the baseball department but will do more hands-on scouting, including internationally. He acknowledged the possible opening of the Cuban market is part of the mix.

“Yeah, and the possibility of an international draft,” Sabean said. “We have to find out if we’re set up for it. I want to know firsthand what our standing is in scouting against the rest of baseball. This will give me a way firsthand to evaluate that.”

Sabean, 58, who started his pro career on the scouting side, is looking forward to returning to his roots.

“It gets me out and about more,” he said of the reconfigured gig. “I know the shop’s being tended to. Boch, in his own right, could almost be like Whitey Herzog as a de facto general manager. And Bobby’s more than ready. It’s his turn to shine. Now I don’t have to be married, per se, to the major-league schedule.

“The international schedule is moving fast. I don’t see enough of our minor-league teams to draw my own conclusions. I hardly see any games before the June draft, which I used to do. Selfishly, I’d like to see some guys who could be in play trade-wise and free agents to be. This allows me to be more places.

 

“The quality control with this model, and other people have gone to it, is important now. The game’s changing so fast. It’s so competitive, and it all evolves around the talent acquisition.”

John Shea/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: San Francisco Giants, IQ

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Giants Agree Upon Extensions With Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean

Apr 3, 2015 7:17 AM

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to extend the contracts of Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean through "at least" the 2018 season.

The agreements also bring a promotion for Sabean, who becomes San Francisco's president of baseball operations. His longtime assistant, Bobby Evans, is now the club's general manager.

Bochy and Sabean were under contract through the 2016 season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Giants Pursuing Long-Term Deal For Bochy, Sabean

Apr 2, 2015 5:03 PM

The San Francisco Giants are "getting close" to new long-term deals for Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean.

The pair are already under contract through 2016.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor

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Forbes: Average MLB Team Worth $1.2B
The Yankees are worth $3.2 billion, tops on the list and just the second United States sports franchise to eclipse the $3 billion mark.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Matt Cain Admits To Lingering Discomfort
Matt Cain continues to progress in his recovery from elbow surgery, but admitted Tuesday that he is dealing with lingering discomfort.

Chris Haft/MLB

Madison Bumgarner Has No Regrets Over Team-Friendly Contract
Madison Bumgarner agreed to a five-year contract with two club options that would guarantee him $35 million back in 2013.

Andrew Baggarly/San Jose Mercury News

Red Sox Seeking Trade Partner For Craig
They have had some of their top pro scouts around the Giants, Padres and Cubs.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Giants Aren't Pursuing Outfield Help
The Giants are not actively pursuing outfield help, despite Hunter Pence's recent injury.

Peter Gammons

Former AL MVP Al Rosen Dies At 91
Al Rosen won the 1953 American League MVP and played on the last Cleveland Indians team to win a World Series.

ESPN.com

Sandoval Fires Back At Huff's Claims On Facebook
Aubrey Huff's post this week said, "I'm sure there wasn't a tear shed on behalf of all the players, and the coaches when he signed with Boston."

ESPN.com

Sources: Olivera Weighing Four-To-Six-Year Offers
The Cuban second baseman has been linked to the Dodgers, Braves, Marlins, Padres, Athletics and Giants.

Jesse Sanchez/MLB

Giants, White Sox, Yankees Pursued Jason Heyward Trade
The Braves ultimately traded Jason Heyward to the Cardinals.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Sandoval: Giants Made It Easy To Leave
Pablo Sandoval felt disrespected by the Giants and knew as early as spring training last season that he would leave the team as a free agent.

ESPN

Vogelsong Returned To Giants After Astros Decreased Offer
Ryan Vogelsong, who had a deal in place with the Astros before re-signing with the Giants, had his offer reduced following a physical.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Giants Believe Pence Has Broken Forearm
Hunter Pence was hit in the arm by a pitch on Thursday afternoon.

Alex Pavlovic/CSN Bay Area

Bruce Bochy Rejoins Giants
Giants manager Bruce Bochy underwent a heart procedure three days ago.

ESPN.com

Bruce Bochy Out Of Hospital After Heart Procedure
Giants manager Bruce Bochy is expected to be back to work at Spring Training Camp on Sunday.

ESPN.com

Sandoval Isn't Bothered By Criticism Over Weight
Pablo Sandoval's weight became a hot topic on social media Thursday when an unflattering photo surfaced.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Bumgarner Not Worried About 2014 Workload
Madison Bumgarner threw 270 innings in 2014 when he add his 52 2/3 postseason innings to his total.

Chris Haft/MLB

Bochy Hospitalized, Undergoes Heart Procedure
Bruce Bochy has undergone a heart procedure to insert two stents and was hospitalized overnight.

Associated Press

Lincecum Will Begin Season In Rotation
Bruce Bochy isn't wasting any time debating his starting rotation, announcing his five starters on Wednesday afternoon.

Chris Haft/MLB

Barry Zito To Return To A's
Barry Zito will receive a $1 million base salary if he makes the A's big league roster.

ESPN.com

McGehee, Giants Agree To $4.8M Deal
San Francisco acquired the 32-year-old from the Marlins in December to replace Pablo Sandoval.

Associated Press