Player News - Giants

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Buster Posey is not in the Giants starting lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Posey will get a breather in a tough matchup against right-hander Max Scherzer. Trevor Brown will work behind the plate for the Giants and bat eighth for the Giants on Friday.
Jul 29 - 6:45 PM

Ramiro Pena (groin) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

Pena was listed from a game earlier this week after getting hit with a ball in the groin area. He'll be fine.
Jul 29 - 9:00 AM

Conor Gillaspie went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Thursday's loss to the Nationals.

The Giants could only find five hits as a team against a locked in Tanner Roark. Gillaspie had himself two of those. He also picked up an RBI on a second-inning ground out. That makes three consecutive games in which he has driven in a run. Despite his recent quiet success, there is no true fantasy intrigue here. Gillaspie has just four home runs and 17 RBI for the season as a whole.
Jul 29 - 1:57 AM

Johnny Cueto failed to provide length in Thursday's loss to the Nationals, allowing three runs on eight hits over five innings.

Strange night for Cueto, who struck out just three and walked two on the evening. Those low numbers would outwardly seem to lend toward a lower pitch count, but Cueto had already thrown 101 pitches (63 strikes) by the time he was relieved of duty before the start of the sixth inning. Since the Giants booted back up after the All-Star break, the ace has surrendered eight runs on 20 hits in three starts (16 innings). He has allowed at least three earned runs in five of his last seven outings. Despite a bit of a slowdown since a hot start, he owns a 2.63 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 131/30 K/BB ratio over 147 1/3 innings for the season as a whole. A road showdown with the Phillies shows next on his schedule.
Jul 29 - 1:47 AM

The Giants are expected to activate Ehire Adrianza (foot) Tuesday against the Phillies.

Adrianza has absolutely slaughtered the ball during his rehab assignment, batting .346 with six homers and 14 RBI across 13 games for High-A San Jose and Triple-A Sacramento. He's been out since breaking his foot in mid-April. Adrianza's role is somewhat unclear now that the Giants have acquired utility infielder Eduardo Nunez from Minnesota. He'll likely back up Joe Panik at second base and Brandon Crawford at shortstop.
Jul 28 - 11:33 PM

Giants acquired SS Eduardo Nunez from the Twins in exchange for LHP Adalberto Mejia.

Nunez had drawn interest from a number of teams before this trade including the Indians. Nunez mostly played shortstop for Minnesota but he's also spent a fair amount at third base and even started a few games at second earlier this year. He'll likely begin his Giants tenure at the hot corner while Matt Duffy continues to recover from an Achilles injury. Nunez has had a career season, hitting .296 with 12 HR, 47 RBI and 26 steals. The 29-year-old should eventually settle into a super utility role for the Giants.
Jul 28 - 10:36 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) could return as early as Saturday.

Pence suffered a minor setback early in his rehab assignment but has rebounded quickly by hitting home runs in three of his last five contests. The 33-year-old was having a solid year before his hamstring surgery, batting .298 with seven jacks and 36 RBI over 181 at-bats. Mac Williamson will probably head back to the minors when Pence is activated.
Jul 28 - 8:11 PM

Giants purchased the contract of LHP Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Sacramento.

He'll take the roster spot left by Josh Osich, who was placed on the disabled list with a strained forearm. Reynolds earned his promotion by tossing 10 1/3 scoreless innings between Sacramento and Double-A Richmond. He last pitched in the major leagues with Arizona, compiling a 4.61 ERA over 18 relief outings in 2015.
Jul 28 - 7:21 PM

Giants placed LHP Josh Osich on the 15-disabled list with a strained left forearm.

Veteran left-hander Matt Reynolds was called up from Triple-A Sacramento in the corresponding roster move. Osich leads the Giants with 18 holds but he's done it with a disappointing 4.25 ERA. His MRI came back clean so Osich could be back as soon as the 15 days are up.
Jul 28 - 7:15 PM

Giants designated INF Grant Green for assignment.

Green spent about a month in San Francisco, hitting .261 with one homer and seven RBI while filling in for Joe Panik at second base. The 28-year-old will head to Triple-A Sacramento if he clears waivers.
Jul 28 - 6:13 PM

Giants activated 2B Joe Panik from the 7-day disabled list.

He's back after missing a month with a concussion. Panik will start at second base and bat third Thursday against Washington. Grant Green, who filled in at second during Panik's absence, has been designated for assignment. Panik carries a .256 average over 273 at-bats this season.
Jul 28 - 6:08 PM

Joe Panik (concussion) is expected to return to the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday.

Panik went 3-for-13 on his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento. The second baseman has been on the disabled list since June 27 because of a concussion.
Jul 28 - 3:54 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) hit the third home run of his minor league rehab assignment in Wednesday's game with Triple-A Sacramento.

Pence has been on the shelf since undergoing surgery to repair his right hamstring in early June. While he has suffered several setbacks while recovering from that procedure, the veteran outfielder is finally starting to put it together during his current rehab stint. CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic writes that the Giants are "[leaving the] door open for [an] early return." A reunion this weekend is not out of the question.
Jul 27 - 11:26 PM

Conor Gillaspie went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

Gillaspie connected for a solo home run off Dan Straily in the third inning. That would stand as the Giants' only run of the contest. It was Gillaspie's fourth dinger of the 2016 campaign. In addition to that quartet of taters, the 29-year-old third baseman is slashing .250/.298/.405 and has driven in 16 runs in 116 at-bats. He holds no fantasy value.
Jul 27 - 7:17 PM

Madison Bumgarner was stupendous in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds, striking out nine and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over eight innings.

Bumgarner won't lose many pitching duels, but Reds starter Dan Straily was just a touch better than him in this one. It was a fine start nonetheless. Tucker Barnhart pushed across a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and Jay Bruce burned Mad-Bum with a solo homer in the seventh. Otherwise, the ace southpaw kept the scoreboard clean. He will carry a sharp 2.09 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 170/36 K/BB ratio (150 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Phillies next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 27 - 6:37 PM


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