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  1. Giants expected to release second baseman Dan Uggla

    Jul 30, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

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    Dan Uggla’s stay with the Giants lasted nine days. MLB.com’s Chris Haft reports that San Francisco has released the veteran second baseman, who went 0-for-11 with a walk and six strikeouts in four games after being called up from Triple-A Fresno on July 25.

  2. It’s happening: Giants call up Dan Uggla from Triple-A

    Jul 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    Dan Uggla is back in the big leagues! What could go wrong?

  3. Brandon Belt is showing no improvement

    Jul 25, 2014, 9:57 AM EDT

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    Injuries are mounting for the first place Giants.

  4. Blue Jays, Giants “taking their best shot” at Chase Utley

    Jul 20, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

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    According to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the Blue Jays and Giants are trying to lure veteran second baseman Chase Utley away from the Phillies.

  5. Report: Giants targeting Indians’ Asdrubal Cabrera, Mike Aviles

    Jul 19, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera

    If the Indians decide to sell, the Giants would consider Asdrubal Cabrera and Mike Aviles as trade targets.

  6. Giants activate Marco Scutaro from DL, designate Brandon Hicks for assignment

    Jul 11, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT

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    Marco Scutaro could make his 2014 debut on Friday night off of the bench. He will be inserted into the starting lineup on Saturday.

  7. Giants’ back woes lead to flight upgrades

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    The Giants were concerned enough with the ergonomic health of their players that they invested in a larger chartered jet this season that features more first class seats.

  8. Giants calling up former first-round pick Joe Panik

    Jun 21, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v San Francisco Giants

    The slumping Giants decide to try something new at second base,

  9. Matt Cain activated from disabled list for Saturday start vs. Dodgers

    May 10, 2014, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Barring another sandwich-related injury, Matt Cain will start against the Dodgers this afternoon.

  10. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 28, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

    Freddie Freeman

    Lots of shutouts and a handful of two-homer games. And one game that looked Xeroxed from another.

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

    Mar 29, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

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    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…

  12. Marco Scutaro undergoes diagnostic nerve block

    Mar 25, 2014, 11:34 PM EDT

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    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…

  13. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    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 2014 season. Next up: The San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants prove that last year was an aberration? After winning their…

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

    Mar 20, 2014, 11:32 PM EDT

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    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…

  15. Marco Scutaro still dealing with back discomfort

    Mar 12, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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    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…

  16. Marco Scutaro’s Cactus League debut pushed back

    Mar 7, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

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    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…

  17. Overmatched Miguel Cabrera sees record on-base streak end

    Oct 15, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera, Junichi Tazawa

    Miguel Cabrera‘s record streak of having reached base in 31 straight postseason games was snapped Tuesday when he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the 1-0 loss to the Red Sox. Obviously, there’s no shame in that. Even Cabrera mixes in an 0-for every once in a while. But the fashion in which it happened…

  18. Marco Scutaro might be done for the year

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

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    Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com has a Marco Scutaro update: Scutaro had an MRI exam on his injured left pinkie finger, which sustained tendon damage when he was hit by a pitch June 11 in Pittsburgh. The finger began bothering Scutaro again over the weekend in Los Angeles; he exited Sunday’s game after two innings and…

  19. Royals acquire Jamey Carroll from Twins

    Aug 11, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Tampa Bay Rays

    Via the Royals official Twitter, the team has acquired infielder Jamey Carroll from the Twins for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Carroll has been used mostly at third base by the Twins this year, but has a lot of experience at second base and shortstop as well. Carroll, now 39 years…

  20. 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…

  21. Evan Longoria, Stephen Strasburg lead All-Star snubs

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:21 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    No matter how bloated the All-Star rosters get, it’s never hard to find imperfections. This year, two of the AL’s top 10 performers to date have been left off for no good reason. For some reason, manager Jim Leyland’s squad took three catchers and four second basemen, but just two from third base, which has…

  22. 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…

  23. 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,…

  24. 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…

  25. Marco Scutaro has tendon damage in his finger

    Jun 12, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Not surprisingly the gruesome-looking finger injury that Marco Scutaro suffered last night turns out to be pretty serious, as the Giants announced that he has tendon damage called “mallet finger.” Seriously, there’s a Wikipedia page about it and everything. The typical recovery timetable is 6-8 weeks, but Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that the Giants…

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