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Buster Posey (head) is starting at first base for the Giants on Thursday afternoon against the Marlins.

Posey left Wednesday's game after taking a foul ball off the center of his mask, but he passed a concussion test. He is batting cleanup Thursday against Jose Fernandez, who's making his first start in over 13 months.
Jul 2 - 11:30 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he will back off Santiago Casilla for a few days due to fatigue.

Casilla blew his fourth save of the season on Wednesday night, yielding three runs without retiring batter. His job still seems safe, but look for Bochy to play the matchups with Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo over the next few games should a save opportunity arise. Casilla, 34, has a 3.03 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 29 2/3 total innings this season. He's been fine for the most part.
Jul 2 - 11:01 AM

Angel Pagan is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday.

It's only a day off, though Pagan has been battling some swelling in his left knee. The 34-year-old outfielder is hitting just .266/.303/.322 in 74 games this season.
Jul 2 - 10:48 AM

Giants activated RHP Matt Cain from the 15-day disabled list.

Cain will make his 2015 regular-season debut Thursday in the Giants' series finale against the Marlins after missing three months with a flexor tendon strain in his right arm. The veteran right-hander pitched pretty well on his minor league rehab tour and is worth owning in most mixed fantasy leagues. Tim Lincecum (forearm) was placed on the disabled list Thursday in a corresponding roster move.
Jul 2 - 8:45 AM

Giants placed RHP Tim Lincecum on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm contusion.

Lincecum suffered a bad bruise Saturday in his start against the Rockies. He may be moved to the bullpen once he's back to 100 percent health. Matt Cain (elbow) is taking over the vacant rotation spot.
Jul 2 - 8:41 AM

Chris Heston yielded three runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

Heston left with a lead, but the bullpen couldn't make it stand. He struck out just one tonight, but 14 of his other 17 outs came on the ground. He's going to survive the returns of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain from the disabled list.
Jul 1 - 10:16 PM

Santiago Casilla took his fourth blown save after giving up three runs without retiring a batter Wednesday against the Marlins.

Single, single, home run. Casilla's last two blown saves have been ugly, but since they're his only bad outings in two months, his job is plenty safe enough. The real concern is injury: he always seems to be good for one per year.
Jul 1 - 10:14 PM

Buster Posey passed a concussion test after Wednesday's game.

Posey left the game after taking a foul ball off his mask. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the catcher felt "off" and didn't want to risk further injury. He'll be re-evaluated again Thursday, but as of now it appears he dodged a huge bullet.
Jul 1 - 10:12 PM

Gregor Blanco went 3-for-4 with an RBI against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Blanco has 14 hits during an eight-game hitting streak, pushing his average all of the way up to .314. He's been a savior for the Giants with two starting outfielders on the DL and the third, Angel Pagan, limited of late.
Jul 1 - 10:11 PM

Buster Posey left Wednesday's game after taking a foul ball off his mask.

Posey stayed in after the incident, but he was removed in the fifth inning. He's being re-evaluated, likely for concussion symptoms, and the club may have a better prognosis after the game. Andrew Susac would be in line for the bulk of the playing time if Posey is forced to miss time.
Jul 1 - 9:22 PM

Buster Posey left Wednesday's game against the Marlins with an undisclosed injury.

There was nothing apparent, but Andrew Susac replaced Posey behind the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning. A few inning earlier Posey took a foul ball off his mask. The Giants should provide an update shortly.
Jul 1 - 8:37 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Hunter Pence (wrist) "more than likely" won't return until after the All-Star break.

"He's doing well, but he is just hitting off a tee now," Bochy said. "We're going to slow-play this. He'll probably need a couple of (minor-league rehab) games. More than likely he'll be back after the All-Star break. I’m going to be hopefully he makes a speedier recovery." Pence has been on the disabled list since June 12 with wrist tendinitis. The outfielder has played just 18 games for the club this season.
Jul 1 - 6:47 PM

Tim Hudson has been excused from the Giants for a week for personal reasons.

There isn't much information available at this time. Hudson gave up five runs in 6 2/3 innings to the Rockies on Friday and has a rough 4.68 ERA (76 ERA+) this season.
Jul 1 - 5:53 PM

Giants pitching prospect Tyler Beede scattered five hits and one run over seven innings Tuesday in a loss for Double-A Richmond.

He retired eight hitters in a row at one point. Beede is now 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA in five starts since getting called up from High-A San Jose. The five strikeouts Beede recorded Tuesday were his most since June 12 versus Erie. Opponents have hit .243 off the right-hander this season.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 4:36 PM

Giants SS prospect Christian Arroyo belted a career-best five hits in Tuesday's win for High-A San Jose.

That matches a team record. Arroyo has hit .467 with two RBI over his last seven games. Over that stretch, his batting average has climbed 39 points from .282 to .321. The former first-round pick missed several games in May with a strained oblique but that injury is obviously well behind him.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 1 - 2:54 PM


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