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  1. Giants sign Michael Morse to one-year deal

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    Looking to get his career back on track following a terrible season split between two teams, Michael Morse has agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants. Morse got off to a great start this year, but then hit just .201 with five homers and a .584 OPS in 64 games after May 1 while…

  2. Giants activate Angel Pagan from 60-day disabled list

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    The Giants have activated outfielder Angel Pagan from the 60-day disabled list. He will lead off tonight against the Diamondbacks. Pagan suffered the injury on May 25 when he hit a walk-off inside-the-park home run in the tenth inning against the Colorado Rockies. He went on the DL with a .688 OPS. In his absence,…

  3. Heyman: The Yankees have signed Mark Reynolds

    Aug 15, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians

    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that former Indians corner infielder Mark Reynolds has signed a deal with the Yankees. The Indians released Reynolds on Monday as he had been slumping badly, posting a .484 OPS since the start of June. Overall, Reynolds has a .680 OPS on the season with 15 home runs. The…

  4. Hunter Pence wants to lead off for the Giants

    Aug 4, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    The Giants will go with a new lead-off hitter tomorrow. Since losing Angel Pagan to a strained left hamstring, Gregor Blanco and Andres Torres have shared responsibilities at the top of the batting order. CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly suggests the new lead-off man will be Marco Scutaro, but also mentioned this: Pence wants to…

  5. Homer Bailey becomes the 28th pitcher in major league history to throw multiple no-hitters

    Jul 2, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

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    The two most recent no-hit performances in Major League Baseball belong to Cincy’s Homer Bailey. Bailey’s first, last September 28 at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, required 115 pitches and played out in front of a small opposing crowd of yellow and black. The scene on Tuesday night was a little more special. Bailey needed only 109…

  6. Homer Bailey throws a no-hitter against the Giants

    Jul 2, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT

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    TOP OF THE NINTH: Bailey made a nice play on a high-bouncing comebacker from the Giants’ No. 8 hitter, Brandon Crawford, to get the first out in the ninth and struck out pinch-hitter Tony Abreu with a 97 mph fastball for the second out. Gregor Blanco, who drew the walk in the seventh inning to break…

  7. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  8. Angel Pagan to undergo hamstring surgery, could miss rest of regular season

    Jun 24, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan AP

    When Angel Pagan discussed the small tear in his left hamstring tendon over the weekend, he said that he would miss about six weeks if the injury required surgery. It turns out that he’ll have to miss significantly more time. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that Pagan will undergo surgery tomorrow…

  9. Angel Pagan weighing surgery for small tear in hamstring tendon

    Jun 22, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan AP

    After suffering a setback with his right hamstring during his first rehab game Thursday night, Giants center fielder Angel Pagan may now be headed for surgery. According to Amy Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com, an MRI revealed that Pagan has a small tear in his hamstring tendon. He’ll go for a second opinion early next week before…

  10. NL All-Star voting update

    Jun 17, 2013, 1:40 PM EDT

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Yadier Molina and Buster Posey are neck-and-neck tatto. David Wright is getting help from the cougars! Did Domonoic Brown do something awful to the pets of every All-Star voter? Confused? You won’t be, after this week’s episode of … “SOAP!” Er, sorry. After this week’s NL All-Star voting update: FIRST BASE Joey Votto, Reds 2,047,945…

  11. Angel Pagan refuses surgery to heal his hamstring

    Jun 16, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

    Angel Pagan

    Giants outfielder Angel Pagan, on the shelf since May 26 with a strained left hamstring,was told by the team that surgery was an option, but Pagan declined, per CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly. Instead, Pagan received a platelet-rich plasma injection. He says he still feels pain, but expects to go on a rehab assignment in…

  12. Pablo Sandoval back in Giants’ lineup, Angel Pagan still out

    Jun 4, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports that third baseman Pablo Sandoval is back in the Giants’ starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays after missing San Francisco’s three-game weekend series in St. Louis because of a foot strain. Angel Pagan, on the other hand, remains sidelined by a right hamstring…

  13. Angel Pagan could need a 15-day disabled list stint

    May 29, 2013, 11:22 PM EDT

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    Giants outfielder Angel Pagan has not made an appearance in a game since aggravating his right hamstring Saturday while sprinting around the bases on that two-run walkoff inside-the-park homer. And he’s apparently not any closer to returning. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Pagan was given a cortisone shot on Wednesday afternoon in an effort…

  14. Pablo Sandoval walks off the Giants, Bryce Harper feared the wall

    May 22, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

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    Sounds like it was a wild game in San Francisco. Stephen Strasburg had a filthy changeup working and allowed only one run over seven, but the Giants came back. The first big hit: Gregor Blanco tripling in a run in the ninth.  The bigger hit: Pablo Sandoval hitting a two-run homer to walk it off…

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 22, 2013, 6:47 AM EDT

    Wilin Rosario

    Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 4: One of four games to require ten frames last night. This from the AP gamer: Reliever Matt Reynolds tried to outthink his former teammate, guess what pitch Wilin Rosario would be looking for and throw the opposite. Only, Rosario knew Reynolds was trying to get inside his head, so … Long story short, Rosario spent the last…

  16. 2013 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Romo Posey Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants hold off the Dodgers in the National…

  17. Arbitration avoidance roundup: Loose ends

    Jan 18, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT

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    By noon we’d already done a dozen posts about players and teams avoiding arbitration ahead of today’s deadline, so something had to give. We’ll keep posting the more noteworthy cases, but here’s a roundup of the not-so-noteworthy ones that will be updated throughout the day. • Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates: $1.75 million • Antonio…

  18. Blaine Boyer becomes the latest former Brave acquired by Dayton Moore

    Jan 3, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    It was OK to say “hey, he knows the guy” the first eleventeen times Dayton Moore signed or traded for a former Brave. Now it’s just a fetish: #Royals sign right-handed pitcher Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract for 2013. Boyer has made 233 relief appearances in MLB career. — Bob Dutton (@Royals_Report) January…

  19. Giants sign Andres Torres after trading him for Angel Pagan

    Dec 13, 2012, 10:45 AM EDT

    Andres Torres

    As if getting Angel Pagan from the Mets last offseason in exchange for Andres Torres wasn’t enough of a victory for the Giants now Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that they’ve signed Torres to a one-year, $2 million deal as a free agent. He was non-tendered by the Mets after hitting .230 with a .664…

  20. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  21. Autopsy Report: Detroit Tigers

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants pitcher Romo strikes out Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera to win the MLB World Series baseball championship in Detroit

    I prefer to think of this as an autopsy and not a eulogy, because an autopsy deals specifically with the cause of death. A eulogy, in contrast, takes in the deceased’s whole life and tries to draw some lessons from it. I don’t think anyone can draw any intelligent conclusions about the Tigers’ entire 2012…

  22. Delmon Young ties Game 4 with solo blast

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 PM EDT

    Delmon Young Getty

    Things are getting pretty wild in Game 4. After the Giants took the lead in the top of the sixth inning on a two-run home run by Buster Posey, Delmon Young tied it up in the bottom of the frame with an opposite-field solo blast off Matt Cain. It was Young’s third home run of…

  23. World Series Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers in Detroit: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B…

  24. Giants grab another early lead in Game 3 of World Series

    Oct 27, 2012, 9:03 PM EDT

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    The Giants are 8-1 this postseason when they score first. And they lead here in World Series Game 3. Hunter Pence drew a walk to open the second inning, stole second base, advanced to third on a wild pitch by Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez, then scored easily when Gregor Blanco smashed a 3-2 breaking ball…

  25. World Series Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 27, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5. Hunter…

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