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Brandon Crawford is not in the Giants' starting lineup for Wednesday's game due to a tight right hamstring.

Crawford downplayed the injury, saying he could have played if needed. As it is, he'll be available off the bench for manager Bruce Bochy and hopes to be back in the lineup Thursday. Joaquin Arias started at shortstop in his place Wednesday.
Apr 16 - 7:45 PM

Giants optioned OF Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno.

Perez was optioned to make room for Jeremy Affeldt. Perez was hitless in eight at-bats with the Giants before the demotion.
Apr 16 - 6:33 PM

Giants activated LHP Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day disabled list.

Affeldt was sidelined to start the year due to a strained medial collateral ligament in his right knee. He'll resume his role as the Giants' primary left-handed reliever. Juan Perez was optioned to make room for Affeldt on the roster.
Apr 16 - 6:31 PM

Giants prospect RHP Kendry Flores dominated on Tuesday, allowing three hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in six shutout innings for High-A San Jose.

Flores, 22, was signed by the Giants in 2009 and spent four years in the system before making his full-season debut last year. Making 22 starts for Low-A Augusta, Flores posted a 2.73 ERA and stellar 137/17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 141.2 innings. Pitching in the hitter-friendly California League this year, the right-hander owns a 3.00 ERA and 18/3 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 18 innings. Flores is still a few years away from reaching the major leagues, but his excellent command, age and spot on the Giants' 40-man roster should help him begin to move up the ladder this season.
Apr 16 - 1:43 PM

Brandon Belt continued his assault against NL pitching on Tuesday, going 3-for-5 with a walk, double and RBI against the Dodgers.

Belt's ninth-inning RBI double off Los Angeles closer Kenley Jansen forced the game into extra innings. The 25-year-old native Texan looks poised to top last year's breakout campaign. He's batting .298/.322/.596 with five homers (third in the NL) and 10 RBI in 13 games.
Apr 16 - 3:24 AM

Tim Lincecum bounced back against the Dodgers on Tuesday, spinning five innings of one-run ball in a no-decision.

The right-hander whiffed five, walked none, and scattered five hits. Well, mostly scattered. Lincecum was one pitch away from escaping the second inning and ostensibly throwing five shutout frames, but a full-count offering to Juan Uribe ended up a souvenir to a lucky fan in the left field bleachers. Lincecum, who slashed his ERA from 9.90 to 7.20 this evening, leads the Giants into San Diego on Sunday.
Apr 16 - 3:19 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Marco Scutaro (back) is still not close to returning.

Bochy said last week that he was hoping to have an update on Scutaro by April 17, but it doesn't look like he's going to have one. The veteran second baseman is having trouble shaking his chronic back issue and there doesn't appear to be light at the end of the tunnel.
Apr 15 - 9:08 PM

Jeremy Affeldt (knee) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Affeldt wound up making four rehab appearances before the Giants were convinced he was ready to rejoin the bullpen. They'll make the Affeldt move and the corresponding move official prior to Wednesday's game.
Apr 15 - 7:41 PM

Giants prospect 3B Adam Duvall had another big game on Sunday, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI for Triple-A Fresno.

The 25-year-old is off to a red-hot start this season in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, now batting .311/.380/.644 with five home runs and 16 RBI through 11 games. Last year Duvall endured a regression in the power department, hitting only 17 home runs at Double-A Richmond after belting 30 the previous year at High-A San Jose. While he lacks a clear path to playing time in the major leagues, Duvall could be called on at some point this season should Pablo Sandoval be forced to miss an extended period of time.
Apr 14 - 1:45 PM

Dontrelle Willis was removed from his outing at Triple-A Fresno on Sunday with an apparent arm injury.

Willis threw three wild pitches, and then walked off holding his left elbow. The 32-year-old left-hander had appeared in one other game thus far, working a perfect 1/3 of an inning. The team should have an update on his status this evening.
Apr 13 - 8:07 PM

Brandon Crawford hit one into McCovey Cove in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Giants a 5-4, walk-off win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Crawford picked a good time for his first home run of the season and his first splash down of his career. He'd delivered an RBI on a sacrifice fly earlier in the contest, giving him two RBI on the day. The shortstop is mostly glove but has become a better offensive player in recent years, and he's hitting .308 in early action this year.
Apr 13 - 7:25 PM

Angel Pagan went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Giants' win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Pagan's two-run single in the fifth inning gave the Giants a lead. He's is on fire to start the season, as he's batting .412 with 10 RBI from the leadoff spot. After an injury-marked 2013 season, he looks healthy and ready for another strong season.
Apr 13 - 7:16 PM

Tim Hudson allowed four runs over 7 1/3 innings and took a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Rockies.

Hudson allowed just five hits in the game, but four went for extra bases. That included home runs to Wilin Rosario and Justin Morneau, and the right-hander was removed after giving up back-to-back doubles in the eighth inning. Despite the four runs allowed Sunday, Hudson is 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA through three starts. His next start will come next weekend against the Padres.
Apr 13 - 7:05 PM

Giants left-handed pitching prospect Adalberto Mejia has a bruised shin after being hit by a line drive off the bat of Pirates prospect Alen Hanson on Friday.

Fortunately, the injury is not considered serious and Mejia will make his next start. Mejia has started slowly in 2014, but he had a 6.08 ERA after his first three starts of 2013, so he may need a few starts to get into a groove.
Apr 13 - 12:51 PM

Matt Cain allowed just one earned run over seven innings but the Giants lost to the Rockies on Saturday.

It was a positive showing for the Giants' right-hander, who struggled in his first two outings of the season. He struck out eight Colorado batters and surrendered just four hits, but the San Francisco offense gave him no support and he fell to 0-2 on the year. Cain will hope for better luck next time out in San Diego.
Apr 12 - 6:57 PM


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