San Francisco Giants Wiretap

Giants Release Marco Scutaro

Jan 29, 2015 8:04 AM

The San Francisco Giants have released Marco Scutaro.

Scutaro was designated for assignment by the Giants last week.

The Giants will use his roster spot on the recently-signed Nori Aoki.


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Giants, Vogelsong Agree To $4M Contract

Jan 23, 2015 5:09 PM

The San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement on a one-year, $4 million contract with Ryan Vogelsong, according to a baseball source.

Vogelsong, 37, is 49-57 with a 4.42 ERA in 10 seasons with the Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates.

The right-hander was close to an agreement with the Houston Astros earlier this week before changing course and electing to return to San Francisco.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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Giants Maintaining Contact With Vogelsong

Jan 22, 2015 8:26 AM

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

It was reported earlier this week that Vogelsong flew to Houston to meet with the Astros. He has also been linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies.

Chris Haft/MLB

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Designate Marco Scutaro For Assignment

Jan 21, 2015 4:26 PM

The San Francisco Giants designated Marco Scutaro for assignment on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery.

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

Dr. Michael Wang performed a fusion last month in Miami to alleviate the troublesome area at level L-2/L-3 of Scutaro's spine.

Assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Scutaro is "not yet pain-free, which isn't uncommon after surgery."

Associated Press

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Sandoval Says He Left Money On Table In San Francisco

Jan 20, 2015 3:52 PM

Pablo Sandoval told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday that he didn't give the San Francisco Giants a chance to make a final offer before he left for the Boston Red Sox.

Sandoval signed a five-year, $95 million contract with the Red Sox that includes a $17 million club option. The third baseman said he wouldn't have returned to San Francisco for a larger offer.

"No. I left more money out there. I didn't let the Giants make the final offer," Sandoval said. "I just wanted to get out and try new things, try a new challenge. I just want to be a part of a new challenge."

Cash Kruth/MLB

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Vogelsong, Astros May Be Close To Deal

Jan 20, 2015 7:33 AM

Ryan Vogelsong may be nearing a deal with the Houston Astros.

Vogelsong, who has been in talks with the club, arrived in Houston on Monday. The trip may indicate that the pitcher will take a physical.

The right-hander has been on Houston's radar. Jeff Luhnow said recently that the Astros could like to add a starter.

Vogelsong went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 32 starts for the San Francisco Giants last year.

Brian McTaggart/MLB

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

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Giants Sign Gregor Blanco To Two-Year Deal

Jan 18, 2015 7:55 PM

The Giants and outfielder Gregor Blanco have agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract to avoid arbitration, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, which cited Venezuelan outlet Lider en Deportes.

Blanco will shift to a backup role with this week's reported signing of Nori Aoki, but provides valuable experience at all three outfield positions and speed off the bench.

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Source: Giants To Sign Nori Aoki

Jan 16, 2015 3:49 PM

The San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Nori Aoki, according to a source.

The guaranteed contract is worth $4.7 million.

Aoki is expected to play left field for the Giants, who defeated Aoki's old team, the Kansas City Royals, in the World Series.

The deal includes a club option for a second year that can become a mutual option based on playing time, according to the source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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Mets Expect To Trade Gee Within '7-10 Days'

Jan 14, 2015 8:13 AM

The New York Mets expect to trade Dillon Gee within the next "7-10 days," according to a report.

Where James Shields ends up signing could have an impact on the timetable for a deal.

The Mets have been actively shopping Gee for much of the offseason with the Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants considered the favorites.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

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Giants, Padres, Rockies Interested In Gee

Jan 12, 2015 11:30 AM

The San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies are among the clubs interested in acquiring Dillon Gee from the New York Mets, according to a report.

The Mets have been actively discussing the 28-year-old right-hander in trade talks.

Colorado is known to be looking to fortify their pitching staff.

Gee is projected to make $5.1 million this coming season.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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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.

Jamal Collier/MLB

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.

Joey Nowak/MLB

Scutaro Undergoes Back Surgery, Putting Career In Jeopardy
The 39-year-old played in only five games last season because of recurring back problems.

Associated Press

Giants Send Two Prospects To Marlins For McGehee
The Giants are sending Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo to the Marlins.

Giants Consider Upgrading The Rotation
Giants GM Brian Sabean has spoken to free-agent right-hander James Shields.

Giants To Acquire Casey McGehee
The Giants will acquire Casey McGehee from the Marlins.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Peavy, Giants Agree To $24M Contract
The deal will pay Peavy base salaries of $7 million in 2015 and $13 million in 2016, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Peavy Drawing Interest From Braves, Giants, Marlins
The Marlins will only enter the race to sign Jake Peavy if Dan Haren retires or is traded.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Giants, Romo Agree To Two-Year, $15M Deal
Sergio Romo can earn up to $1 million more through incentives under the agreement.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Marlins Reach Deal With Michael Morse
The Marlins have agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with Michael Morse, according to sources.


Giants May Be Forced To Deal Prospects For Third Baseman
With available free agents at the position dwindling, the Giants may have to trade for a third baseman.

Chris Haft/MLB

Giants Very Interested In James Shields
Having lost out on Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester, the Giants are going hard after James Shields.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang Should Draw Interest
It is being reported that the Giants, A's, and Mets are interested in Korean infielder Jung-Ho Kang.