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Mark Minicozzzi Wins Harry S. Jordan Award
March 24th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
The San Francisco Giants announced the winner of the Harry S. Jordan Award Monday and Mark Minicozzi took home the honors. ***PHOTO1*** The award is named in honor of former longtime Minor League athletic trainer for the club that is given in recognition of the player in his first big league camp...

Orange and Black Wednesday Inside Scoop
March 19th, 2014 at 2:35 PM
***PHOTO1*** MLB.com released the San Francisco Giants 2014 Top-20 prospects list this week. 1. Kyle Crick- right-handed pitcher 2. Edwin Escobar- left-handed pitcher 3. Adalberto Mejia- left-handed pitcher 4. Andrew Susac- catcher 5. Christian Arroyo- shortstop 6. Ty Blach- left-handed pitcher 7. Chris Stratton- right-handed pitcher 8. Clayton Blackburn- right-handed pitcher 9. Mac Williamson- outfielder  10. Derek Law- right-handed pitcher ***PHOTO2*** 11. Heath Hembree-...

Orange and Black Monday Inside Scoop
March 10th, 2014 at 11:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Former San Francisco Giant great and all-time home run leader Barry Bonds arrived to the team's spring training complex Monday. Bonds addressed the media for a half-hour and sat along Giants manager Bruce Bochy during the session.  The seven-time MVP is eager and excited to offer his baseball knowledge for the next seven...

Orange and Black Thursday Inside Scoop
March 6th, 2014 at 1:26 PM
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com is reporting the San Francisco Giants have made their first round of cuts this spring on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** First baseman Angel Villalona was optioned to Triple-A Fresno and 12 other players were reassigned to minor league camp. The Giants top prospect, right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick, heads a group that will...

San Francisco Giants Welcome Back Barry Bonds
February 23rd, 2014 at 12:58 PM
***PHOTO1***  A familiar face is returning to the San Francisco Giants as the team is bringing back Barry Bonds to serve as a special hitting instructor this spring. The San Jose Mercury News is reporting the all-time home run leader is expected to join the team at Spring Training from March 9-17. Bonds's final...

Orange and Black Friday Inside Scoop
February 14th, 2014 at 8:18 AM
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the San Francisco Giants were one of six teams on hand to watch Cuban shortstop Aledmys Diaz in Arizona on Thursday. ***PHOTO1*** The 23-year-old batted .315 with 12 home runs and stole 11 bases in 313 at-bats during his last season in Cuba from 2011-2012. The New York...

San Francisco Giants 2014 Season Preview
February 13th, 2014 at 11:17 AM
After a disappointing season in 2013, the San Francisco Giants will look to bounce back in 2014 and reclaim baseball's crown with a third title in five years. ***PHOTO1*** The Giants will be a motivated team and certain individuals have a lot on the line this upcoming season. For the orange and...

Orange and Black Friday Inside Scoop
February 7th, 2014 at 2:14 PM
The San Francisco Giants announced this week they have promoted Shane Turner to director of player development. ***PHOTO1*** Turner replaces Fred Stanley, who is now in the role of special assistant-player personnel. This will be Turner's 19th season with the Giants and he spent the last six years serving as the coordinator...

Orange and Black Monday Inside Scoop
January 27th, 2014 at 4:23 PM
MLB.com released their Top-100 prospects last Thursday and two San Francisco Giants pitchers made the cut. ***PHOTO2*** Right-handed pitcher Kyle Crick was ranked No. 32 and left-hander Edwin Escobar came in at No. 95. The annual ranking of baseball's best upcoming talent is assembled by MLBPipeline.com and draft prospect experts Jonathan Mayo...

San Francisco Giants Non-Roster Invitees List
January 13th, 2014 at 9:49 PM
The San Francisco Giants announced their list of 26 non-roster invitees to Spring Training on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** Pitchers (16) RHP Jason Berken LHP Tyson Blach RHP Clayton Blackburn RHP Brett Bochy RHP Jose Casilla RHP Kyle Crick RHP Rafael Dolis RHP J.C. Gutierrez RHP Chris Heston RHP Derek Law RHP Mitch Lively RHP Kameron Loe RHP Adam Reifer RHP Sandy Rosario LHP Dan Runzler RHP Mason Tobin   Catchers (4)   Jeff...

San Francisco Giants Sign Dontrelle Willis
January 10th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting the San Francisco Giants have signed pitcher and Oakland native Dontrelle Willis to a minor league deal. ***PHOTO1*** The soon to be 32-year-old has not pitched in the big leagues since 2011 with the Cincinnati Reds and pitched for the Atlantic League's Long Island...

Latest Spring Training Roster Moves for San Francisco Giants
March 30th, 2013 at 1:42 PM
The San Francisco Giants made some roster moves Friday getting ready for the season opener on Monday. ***PHOTO1*** Giants infielder Nick Noonan received some terrific news learning he made the 25-man Opening Day roster with a great spring. The 23-year-old batted .273 smacking 18 hits, five doubles, four triples, one home run,...

San Francisco Giants Return to the Bay Area
March 27th, 2013 at 2:34 PM
The World Champion San Francisco Giants return to AT&T Park Thursday night for the last three games of the exhibition season in the annual "Bay Bridge Series." ***PHOTO1***  The Giants will battle the Oakland A's on Thursday and Friday night in San Francisco at 7:15 p.m. before closing out the series Saturday...

San Francisco Giants Add Chad Gaudin to Opening Day Roster
March 26th, 2013 at 3:14 PM
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com is reporting the San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of right-handed pitcher Chad Gaudin and he will be on the Opening Day roster. ***PHOTO1*** Gaudin is 2-0 this spring producing a 2.81 ERA in nine games allowing 20 hits, five runs, three walks and 12 strikeouts in 16...

San Francisco Giants Spring Training Notes: Pablo Sandoval Update and More
March 25th, 2013 at 12:03 PM
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval underwent a CT scan and X-rays on his right elbow and head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner said on Sunday the results showed "no new unexpected findings." ***PHOTO1***  The Panda still has an inflamed ulnar nerve in the elbow caused by a bone spur. Groeschner said...

San Francisco Giants Release Two Players
March 22nd, 2013 at 1:42 PM
The San Francisco Giants released two players Friday in shortstop Wilson Valdez and right-handed pitcher Ramon Ramirez. ***PHOTO1*** Valdez batted .194 in 18 games connecting with seven hits, one double, two RBI's, five walks, four strikeouts and scored three runs in 36 at-bats. He produced a .310 on-base percentage and .222 slugging...

Spring Training Notes: San Francisco Giants Roster Moves
March 21st, 2013 at 6:48 PM
The San Francisco Giants reassigned three players Thursday in Kensuke Tanaka, catchers Jackson Williams and Johnny Monell to Minor League Camp. ***PHOTO1*** Tanaka batted. 229 in 19 games producing 11 hits, one double, two RBI's, three walks, six strikeouts and scored eight runs in 48 at-bats. He managed a .275 on-base percentage and...

San Francisco Giants Spring Training Notes: Buster Posey Contract Update
March 20th, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting the San Francisco Giants and catcher Buster Posey have quietly started contract talks about locking up the 2012 National League MVP to a mega-deal. ***PHOTO1***  Heyman also mentions there is a decent-sized gap at the moment, but not enough of a gap that both sides won't give...

San Francisco Giants Spring Training Notes: Pablo Sandoval Update
March 19th, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com and Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle are reporting San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is dealing with a ulnar neuritis, an inflammation of the nerve that runs through the elbow after MRI results came back. ***PHOTO1***  Sandoval has a "chronic bone spur" in his right...

San Francisco Giants Spring Training Notes: Pablo Sandoval Injury Update
March 18th, 2013 at 6:37 PM
Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been diagnosed with an irritated nerve in his right arm. ***PHOTO1*** According to Schulman, Sandoval will get rest and treatment over the next few days. The World Series MVP missed Sunday's game against the Colorado...