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Angel Pagan was held out of workouts for a second straight day Friday due to a sore neck.

It doesn't appear to be a major concern at this point, but with Pagan's history of injuries there's always some worry when anything pops up. Pagan is coming back from back surgery but entered camp with no restrictions.
Feb 27 - 12:52 PM

Giants signed INF Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract.

Cedeno made it up to the majors briefly with the Phillies last season but spent most of the year at the Triple-A level, batting .313/.368/.431 with four homers. The 32-year-old is merely a depth signing.
Feb 26 - 11:20 PM

Matt Cain (elbow, ankle) is on track to make a start during the first week of Cactus League play.

Cain was a bit behind the Giants' other starters when he arrived at spring training in Arizona, but that was by design. The right-hander needed surgery in August to remove painful bone chips and spurs from his right elbow and then underwent a minor procedure in September on his right ankle. He should be 100 percent for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Feb 26 - 2:37 PM

Sergio Romo (shoulder) is expected to begin throwing off a mound in a couple of days.

Romo showed up to camp with some soreness in his right shoulder, but it's so minor that the Giants didn't even call for a precautionary MRI. The 31-year-old has plenty of time to catch back up with the other relievers in camp. He'll serve as a setup man in 2015 for San Francisco closer Santiago Casilla.
Feb 26 - 2:34 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tim Hudson (ankle) will throw off the bullpen mound on Wednesday.

Hudson underwent surgery in early January to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and is a little behind the other pitchers in camp, but there's still plenty of time for him to get ready for the season. Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit will function as insurance if the veteran right-hander has a setback.
Feb 24 - 2:58 PM

Angel Pagan said Tuesday that he has no restrictions following back surgery.

Pagan dealt with a back injury for most of last season before undergoing surgery in September to repair a bulging disc and also narrow the nerve canal, but he's now back to 100 percent. "I'm good, I'm perfect," said Pagan. "I feel like never before." The 33-year-old projects to be the Giants' regular center fielder in 2015, but it's possible he'll be moved down in the order when Nori Aoki is in the lineup.
Feb 24 - 11:35 AM

Sergio Romo (shoulder) said he expects to be throwing by next week.

"At this point, I don't have to come in throwing 100 miles an hour. I'm ready physically," Romo said. The shoulder started bothering Romo last month, and he's been playing catch on flat ground even while not throwing off a mound. The 31-year-old is set to be a setup man for the defending champs this season.
Feb 21 - 5:21 PM

Giants pitching prospect Derek Law (elbow) will begin throwing off a mound on March 4.

It was reported previously that he'd be ready for mound work at the beginning of spring training, but the club will hold him back a bit. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Law won't be game-ready until at least midseason.
Feb 20 - 10:44 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Thursday that Matt Cain (elbow) isn't yet throwing off a mound every other day like his fellow starting pitchers.

It's just a precautionary measure and Cain should be able to catch up over the next seven weeks. The veteran right-hander underwent surgery last August to remove bone chips and spurs from his right elbow, and he then needed an operation in September to get rid of a bone spur in his right ankle. He should be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Feb 19 - 2:30 PM

Sergio Romo is dealing with some shoulder soreness.

But the Giants don't feel an MRI is necessary and are merely going to limit Romo to flat-ground work for a bit in the hope that the soreness naturally dissipates. Romo was re-signed to a two-year, $15 million free agent contract in mid-December and is poised to open the 2015 season as a setup man.
Feb 19 - 2:23 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted Wednesday that Tim Hudson (ankle) is behind schedule.

Hudson underwent surgery in early January to remove bone spurs from his right ankle. He still has several weeks to get ready for the season, but the Giants have Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit as depth in case he needs extra time.
Feb 18 - 12:57 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy reiterated Wednesday that he expects Tim Lincecum to be in the team's rotation to begin the season.

Bochy said the same thing in November. Lincecum had a 4.67 ERA and 130/61 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings over 26 starts last season, but the Giants are committed to giving him another shot. The leash figures to be short, as Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit linger as potential replacements if he struggles. Both pitchers are set to begin the season in the bullpen assuming that Tim Hudson (ankle) is ready.
Feb 18 - 12:45 PM

Hector Sanchez (concussion) said Wednesday that he feels "amazing."

Sanchez was shut down last August due to lingering concussion symptoms, but he has been fully cleared to catch. The 25-year-old will compete with Andrew Susac for the backup catcher job this spring.
Feb 18 - 11:37 AM

Buster Posey admitted Friday that he plans to catch at least 120 games for the Giants in 2014.

Posey's bat fell off as the Giants charged deeper into the playoffs in 2014, and the prevailing thought is that he wore down from the exhausting workload behind the plate. While he caught just 109 games during the regular season, Posey caught all but two of the team's 161 innings in the postseason. The 27-year-old backstop intends to hit the weights even harder this spring in an effort to stay strong throughout the season.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Feb 13 - 11:42 PM

Giants signed LHP Clay Rapada to a minor league contract.

He'll presumably be invited to spring training. Rapada had a rough 2014, spending all of the season at Triple-A and posting a 5.73 ERA. That said, he's been successful at times in the majors and isn't a bad guy to have around for depth purposes.
Feb 13 - 1:42 PM


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