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According to CSNBayArea.com beat reporter Andrew Baggarly, the Giants are "growing more concerned" about Brandon Belt's concussion.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Tuesday that Belt was "making progress" and might soon be able to resume some baseball activities, but the first baseman was sent back to the team hotel on Wednesday evening in Philadelphia after exhibiting lingering concussion-related symptoms. There is no timetable for his return at this point.
Jul 23 - 5:40 PM

Yusmeiro Petit went home with a no-decision, allowing five runs in five innings as the Giants outlasted the Phillies in a 14-inning win on Tuesday.

Petit was starting in place of the injured Matt Cain. The top of the Phillies' lineup had his number, particularly in a three-run fifth-inning which included a Jimmy Rollins two-run home run. Overall, Petit yielded seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Pitching mostly out of the bullpen, Petit has a 4.24 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 71/17 K/BB ratio. He'll start against the Dodgers at home on Sunday.
Jul 23 - 1:09 AM

Tim Lincecum notched the first save of his eight-year career, coming into Tuesday's game in the 14th inning and getting the final two outs for a Giants win.

George Kontos started off the inning, but got into trouble when Ryan Howard singled to lead off the frame and Wil Nieves doubled with one out to put runners at second and third. Lincecum allowed Howard to score on a ground out, then walked Cameron Rupp, but was able to get Domonic Brown to ground out to first to end the game. As a starter, Lincecum had made strides lately, and now sports a 3.65 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 108/47 K/BB ratio. Lincecum started on Sunday but should be able to make his next scheduled start on Friday against the Dodgers at home.
Jul 23 - 1:00 AM

Brandon Crawford cleared the bases with a double to break a 3-3 tie in the 14th inning as the Giants defeated the Phillies on Tuesday.

Crawford took advantage of a struggling Jeff Manship, lacing a two-out double to left-center to give the Giants an 8-5 lead. They would tack on one more run just for good measure. Crawford had previously knocked in a run with a ground out and finished 2-for-6 on the night. The shortstop is slashing .239/.323/.413 with eight home runs and 44 RBI on the season.
Jul 23 - 12:56 AM

Joe Panik left Tuesday's game versus the Phillies with a sprained right ankle.

He grounded out in his lone plate appearance before exiting. The Giants should update Panik's status after the game. He was replaced at second base by Ehire Adrianza.
Jul 22 - 8:12 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Brandon Belt (concussion) is "making progress" but is still a couple days away from resuming baseball activities.

Belt was placed on the 7-day concussion DL Monday after being hit in the head by a thrown ball Saturday during batting practice. Concussions are always tricky, but it does sound like he has a chance to return relatively quickly. The Giants are using Buster Posey and Adam Duvall at first base while Belt is out.
Jul 22 - 7:48 PM

Angel Pagan (back) was able to take swings from both sides of the plate on Monday.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy called it a "step in the right direction." Pagan has been out since the middle of June with a back strain and is not expected to return to San Francisco's active roster until sometime in August.
Jul 22 - 5:53 PM

Giants prospect shortstop Christian Arroyo went 3-for-5 for short season-A Salem-Keizer on Monday, raising his season line to .307/.364/.421.

Arroyo struggled to start the season in the Low-A South Atlantic League, but has done much better in the more-age appropriate Northwest League. Arroyo projects as an above-average defensive shortstop who hits near the league average, though his long-term defensive home remains up in the air.
Jul 22 - 1:26 PM

In his first game since his recall, Adam Duvall went 2-for-5 and hit a two-run homer off Cliff Lee in the Giants' 7-4 victory over the Phillies on Monday.

Duvall mostly say behind Mike Morse in his first stint with the Giants last month, but now it looks like he'll be the primary first baseman until Brandon Belt returns from a concussion. Exactly how long that'll be is something we should have a better idea about in a few days, but he'll have some fantasy value until it happens.
Jul 21 - 11:20 PM

Ryan Vogelsong was pulled after allowing four runs -- three earned -- and 11 hits in three-plus innings Monday against the Phillies.

It was an odd night at the ballpark, with the Giants and Phillies combining for 29 hits, 26 of them singles. All 11 that Vogelsong allowed were one-base hits. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out three, but there just wasn't any escape for him tonight. He was mostly just fortunate to end up with his ERA relatively intact.
Jul 21 - 11:17 PM

Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a stolen base against the Phillies on Monday.

Perhaps not in the traditional sense, since he's still not drawing walks, but Pence has embraced the leadoff role, hitting .339 with 11 runs scored in 14 games at the top of the lineup. His overall average is up to .302. If he can stay there, it'd be his third .300 season, along with his rookie year of 2007 and 2011. Oddly enough, he's never finished a season with an average in between .283 and .314.
Jul 21 - 11:07 PM

Giants released INF Tony Abreu.

Abreu opted out of his contract, presumably when he found out the club had signed Dan Uggla. The veteran infielder batted .281 with six homers and 29 RBI in 64 games for Triple-A Fresno. He should be able to net another minor league deal quickly.
Jul 21 - 6:40 PM

Matt Cain underwent an MRI which ruled any ligament damage in his right elbow.

That's good news, but Cain still felt soreness playing catch after he received a cortisone shot before the All-Star break, so the Giants have placed him on the disabled list. There's no clear timetable for his return.
Jul 21 - 4:58 PM

Giants signed INF Dan Uggla to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.

Uggla was batting just .162/.241/.231 with 40 strikeouts in 145 plate appearances this season for the Braves and showed up late to the second-to-last game of the first half, resulting in a one-game suspension and then his release. The 34-year-old is a shell of his former self and will have to prove that he has something left at Fresno. The Braves are on the hook for the $19 million remaining on his contract. Uggla's new minor league deal with the Giants comes with an August 1 opt-out.
Jul 21 - 1:43 PM

Giants signed RHP Mitchell Boggs to a minor league contract.

Boggs was released by the White Sox on July 1 after posting a 9.50 ERA and 18/17 K/BB ratio in 25 relief appearances at Triple-A Charlotte. He was one of the top setup men in the majors in 2012 with the Cardinals, but that seems like the distant past at this point.
Jul 21 - 12:16 PM


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