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  1. Cliff Lee struggles in first start back from disabled list

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    Cliff Lee AP

    Plenty of scouts were in attendance tonight for Cliff Lee’s first start in the majors in over two months. They likely didn’t come away impressed.

  2. Video: Watch Madison Bumgarner hit his second grand slam of the season

    Jul 13, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

    Madison Bumgarner

    Maybe Madison Bumgarner should be in the Home Run Derby.

  3. Brandon Belt suffers broken thumb after being hit by a pitch

    May 9, 2014, 11:45 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    The Giants saw one of their most productive hitters succumb to a hand injury on Friday night.

  4. Giants’ Marco Scutaro, Jeremy Affeldt to begin season on disabled list

    Mar 29, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro Getty

    Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports that the Giants will begin the season with second baseman Marco Scutaro and reliever Jeremy Affeldt on the disabled list. Scutaro has missed almost all of the spring with a bad back, while Affeldt suffered a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The Giants placed Scutaro…

  5. Marco Scutaro undergoes diagnostic nerve block

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

    marco scutaro getty

    From Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com … PHOENIX – Marco Scutaro underwent a diagnostic nerve block procedure on Tuesday – likely a final needle in the coffin in his bid to play on opening day. Scutaro has played just two innings this spring in the Cactus League because of recurring back and hip discomfort that first…

  6. Marco Scutaro receives injection in ailing back, considered “50-50″ for Opening Day

    Mar 20, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro Getty

    Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro has been limited to just one game this spring due to back soreness and now there’s a chance that he could begin the season on the disabled list. According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News, Scutaro received an epidural injection in his back after he felt lingering…

  7. Marco Scutaro still dealing with back discomfort

    Mar 12, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

    marco scutaro getty

    Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro was able to take batting practice on the field Wednesday in camp, but it was his first time doing so this spring and he remains questionable for the beginning of the 2014 regular season because of back problems that have become a chronic source of discomfort. Scutaro told Andrew Baggarly…

  8. Marco Scutaro’s Cactus League debut pushed back

    Mar 7, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Marco Scutaro Getty

    Marco Scutaro was scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Sunday or Monday, but his back problems are persisting and now the Giants are keeping him out for the time being, Alex Pavlovic reports for the Mercury News. Manager Bruce Bochy says that if Scutaro isn’t ready to go at the end of next…

  9. The Giants and Joaquin Arias reach a two-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Jan 23, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

    Joaquin Arias

    Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that the Giants and Joaquin Arias have avoided arbitration, reaching a deal on a two-year contract. The price tag: $2.66 million. The utilityman Arias has played with the Giants for two years, putting up a line of  .270/.296/.369. He’s at .272/.302/.367 for his six-year career. He’ll spend the next…

  10. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  11. Foot injury sends Pablo Sandoval to the disabled list

    Jun 11, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

    pablo sandoval getty giants

    As expected the Giants have placed Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list, but they’re calling the injury a strained left foot despite team president Larry Baer saying during a radio interview this morning that the third baseman had a “hairline fracture.” Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that Sandoval is wearing a walking boot in the…

  12. Pablo Sandoval leaves with foot injury

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

    pablo sandoval getty giants

    Per CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval came up limping after grounding into an inning-ending double play in the top of the third inning tonight against the Diamondbacks. He was taken out of the game and replaced by Joaquin Arias at the hot corner in the bottom half of the inning.…

  13. Pablo Sandoval could miss a week with foot strain

    Jun 1, 2013, 11:05 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval Getty

    Pablo Sandoval was diagnosed with a left foot strain following an MRI and could miss up to a week of action, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com. Sandoval will sit out this weekend’s series against the Cardinals at the very least and isn’t an option off the bench. Giants manager Bruce Bochy hasn’t ruled out the…

  14. Kyle Blanks exits game after crashing into wall

    Apr 21, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Seattle Mariners

    Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks left this afternoon’s game against the Giants. He banged into the AT&T Park wall after making a great running catch on a Joaquin Arias fly ball. Jesus Guzman moved from first base to left field and Yonder Alonso entered the game at first base. Blanks missed most of the 2012 season…

  15. Giants “pretty optimistic” Pablo Sandoval will be ready for Monday’s season-opener

    Mar 31, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

    pablo sandoval getty giants

    Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been experiencing discomfort in his right elbow for over two weeks and felt renewed pain Friday after making a pair of plate appearances in a Cactus League game. But he still hasn’t been ruled out for Opening Day. “It’s going to go down to the wire,” manager Bruce Bochy told Alex…

  16. Pablo Sandoval exits game with more discomfort in elbow

    Mar 30, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval AP

    Pablo Sandoval was back in the Giants’ starting lineup last night for the first time since March 16, but he didn’t last long. According to Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News, Sandoval went 0-for-2 as the DH before he was pulled due to more soreness in his right elbow. He has been dealing…

  17. Pablo Sandoval is “determined” to be ready for Opening Day

    Mar 25, 2013, 8:32 PM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval

    Pablo Sandoval felt some lingering soreness in his right elbow while attempting to play catch on Saturday, but he still hasn’t given up hope of being ready for Opening Day. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Sandoval felt much better today and will attempt to throw again in a couple of days. While he’ll have…

  18. Pablo Sandoval scratched due to elbow discomfort

    Mar 17, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval

    Pablo Sandoval has played in fewer than 120 games in each of the past two seasons. With today’s news, the Giants are hoping the trend does not continue in 2013. Andrew Baggarly reports Sandoval was scratched from the Giants’ lineup an hour before their Cactus League game against the Colorado Rockies: Joaquin Arias replaced Sandoval…

  19. John Danks pleased with first outing since shoulder surgery

    Mar 4, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

    John Danks AP

    John Danks returned to game action this afternoon for the first time since he required season-ending shoulder surgery last August. After limiting the Giants to one run — a solo homer by Joaquin Arias — over two innings, the 27-year-old southpaw expressed relief to Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com. “This is the first hurdle,” Danks said.…

  20. Arbitration filings: Chase Headley’s $10.3 million request leads way

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    The Padres’ Chase Headley, the Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer are among those asking for big raises in arbitration.

  21. Giants find their power stroke in Cincinnati

    Oct 10, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Pablo Sandoval

    The 2012 Giants hit 70 percent of their homers in road games. In the postseason, it’s now 75 percent. Angel Pagan, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval all went deep in Wednesday’s 8-3 win in Cincinnati, giving the Giants their first homers since Buster Posey hit one in Game 1 in San Francisco. The Giants also…

  22. Giants break through in 10th inning of NLDS Game 3 against Reds to avoid elimination

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    joaquin arias getty

    Scott Rolen ranks among the best defensive third basemen in major league history and catcher Ryan Hanigan had a fantastic season behind the plate. But baseball can be an incredibly cruel sport. Hanigan let a Jonathan Broxton pitch get to the backstop with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, allowing Buster Posey…

  23. Dodgers lose, clinch postseason spot for Cardinals

    Oct 3, 2012, 1:51 AM EDT

    Mark Ellis, Pablo Sandoval

    The Dodgers’ season is over, and one can only hope manager Don Mattingly learned a couple of lessons tonight. The Giants won 4-3 in L.A. on Tuesday night to end the Dodgers’ playoff hopes and clinch the second wild card for the Cardinals. St. Louis could have clinched with a win earlier in the evening,…

  24. Freddy Sanchez holding out hope for return this season

    Sep 15, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT

    Freddy Sanchez AP

    Freddy Sanchez hasn’t played a game in the majors since June 10 of last year following shoulder and back surgeries, but he’s still hoping to help the Giants as a pinch-hitter down the stretch. According to Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com, Sanchez is currently working out at the Giants’ complex in Scottsdale and could begin playing…

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

    Aug 29, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Major League Baseball celebrated Otherwise Good Teams Get Shut Out Night last night. It was quite festive. Marlins 9, Nationals 0: Look, maybe this will start a conversation no one thinks we’d ever have about an ace pitcher on a first place team, but maybe the Nationals should consider shutting Stephen Strasburg down (5 IP,…

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