Player News - Giants

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Buster Posey went 2-for-6 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 12-6 win over the A's.

Posey slugged a three-run homer to center off A's starter Dillon Overton in the third inning. The stalwart backstop has notched multiple hits in three of the last five games. On the whole, he is slashing .288/.349/.464 with 18 doubles, nine homers and 39 RBI across 267 at-bats.
Jul 1 - 1:58 AM

Madison Bumgarner posted a rare misstep of a start in Thursday's 12-6 win over the A's, allowing four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Bumgarner made headlines before the game, as the Giants became the first team to forego the DH since 1976, allowing the southpaw ace to take his hacks. He doubled in his first at-bat for his lone hit of the game. Bumgarner finished 1-for-4 at the dish. As for the pitching side of things (he does that, too), not so hot. At least by his lofty standards. A sign of his dominance, the four earned runs on Thursday were the most he has yielded in 17 starts. He will carry a 2.20 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 126/29 K/BB ratio into a home start against the Rockies. As the schedule stands right now, that would be his last start before the All-Star Break.
Jul 1 - 1:53 AM

Ramiro Pena's MRI revealed a sprained ankle.

Pena suffered the injury in last night's loss to Oakland. The injury will keep him out of the lineup for the next 5-7 days, though Pena could be available to pinch-hit this weekend. He's hit .400 with six RBI since arriving in the big leagues about three weeks ago.
Jun 30 - 9:00 PM

Giants designated RHP Jacob Smith for assignment.

The team needed to clear a spot for Grant Green on the 40-man roster. Smith has had a tough year at Double-A with a 7.08 ERA over 22 outings for Richmond. He'll likely head back to Richmond if he clears waivers.
Jun 30 - 8:08 PM

Giants optioned RHP Chris Stratton to Triple-A Sacramento.

Stratton holds a respectable 3.60 ERA in seven outings for the Giants this year but his underwhelming K/BB (6/5) was probably a factor in his demotion. The 25-year-old should get a few more cameos in the big leagues this season.
Jun 30 - 8:05 PM

Giants purchased the contract of INF Grant Green from Triple-A Sacramento.

The Giants made room for Green by sending Chris Stratton down to Triple-A. The 28-year-old has had a solid year in the minors, hitting .294 with 33 RBI in 65 appearances for Sacramento. He missed time with a laceration earlier this month but is now back at full strength. Green will draw the start at second base and bat seventh Thursday against A's left-hander Dillon Overton.
Jun 30 - 8:00 PM

The Giants will forgo the DH and have Madison Bumgarner bat in his start in Oakland on Thursday.

If the Giants really thought batting Bumgarner in a game in Oakland were a smart play, it'd probably make more sense to actually let him DH once. By forgoing the DH while he's pitching, it means they'll be pinch-hitting for the pitcher after he leaves. On the other hand, it is Bumgarner in Oakland, so he's a threat to go eight or nine innings anyway. Bumgarner is hitting .175/.261/.350 with two homers in 40 at-bats this year.
Jun 30 - 1:52 AM

Jake Peavy was tagged for seven runs -- four earned -- in 3 1/3 innings by the A's on Wednesday.

Peavy had gone six straight starts without a homer before giving up two tonight to two guys who had combined for two all year (Jed Lowrie and Yonder Alonso both had one apiece coming into the game). The Giants won't worry overly much about one bad outing on the heels of a nice month-plus, but this is why we still don't trust him in fantasy leagues.
Jun 30 - 1:00 AM

Kelby Tomlinson (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment with Advanced-A San Jose this weekend.

Tomlinson will begin his rehab assignment serving as designated hitter. He sprained his left thumb in early June. While he will start his rehab assignment in San Jose, he expected to move up to Triple-A Sacramento for the final portion of it prior to rejoining the Giants.
Jun 29 - 8:35 PM

Sergio Romo (elbow) will pitch in back-to-back games with Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday and Friday.

Sergio is nearing a return from a strained flexor tendon suffered just a week into the season. Once he has pitched in back-to-back games, as will occur on Thursday and Friday, he should be ready to rejoin the major league club in short order.
Jun 29 - 8:31 PM

Giants recalled RHP Chris Heston from Triple-A Sacramento; placed him on the 60-day disabled list with an oblique strain.

This is just a paperwork shuffle to allow the Giants to place Ruben Tejada on the 40-man roster. Heston suffered the oblique injury in a start for Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday. He had been pitching to a 3.77 ERA across 12 starts (plus one relief appearance) since being dropped down to the minors from the big league club near the end of April.
Jun 29 - 7:46 PM

Giants purchased the contract INF Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Sacramento.

The Giants picked up Tejada after the Cardinals released him at the beginning of June. He was hitting just .176/.225/.235 in 23 games with the Red Birds. The 26-year-old infielder is in the Giants' lineup for the first time on Wednesday, hitting ninth and playing third against the A's.
Jun 29 - 7:21 PM

Giants placed 2B Joe Panik on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

While Panik passed his concussion tests three days running after being hit in the head with a ball in mid-June, the symptoms came back to the point where the Giants were forced to sit him on Tuesday. Until he is ready to return, expect Ramiro Pena to receive increased at-bats.
Jun 29 - 7:15 PM

Brandon Crawford went 3-for-5 with five RBI in Tuesday's 13-11 loss to the A's.

Crawford finished a home run shy of the cycle. As for the runs he drove in, the shortstop notched a two-run double in the third and a three-run triple in the sixth. For the season, Crawford is slashing .268/.342/.415 with six homers and 49 RBI over 265 at-bats.
Jun 29 - 2:52 AM

Albert Suarez surrendered three runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the A's.

Suarez struck out five and walked three on the evening. The A's would score one run against him in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth. With Matt Cain (hamstring) set to begin a rehab assignment, the 26-year-old Suarez's time as a starter could be limited.
Jun 29 - 2:45 AM


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