Player News - Giants

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Eduardo Nunez finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in Saturday's loss against the Padres.

Nunez kicked off the season with three straight multi-hit games, but he has just three multi-hit performances over his past 20 outings. He has tailed off tremendously, but perhaps Saturday's outing is a sign he is about to turn things around. Nunez remains useful in deeper NL-only formats, especially as a cheap source of steals.
Apr 30 - 1:51 AM

Conor Gillaspie finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs scored in Saturday's loss against the Padres.

Gillaspie accounted for the team's only extra-base hit in a lopsided loss at home. The former Wichita State standout is showing some signs of life at the plate after a terrible start. He remains useful only in the deepest of NL-only fantasy formats until this type of production becomes the norm.
Apr 30 - 1:41 AM

Matt Cain allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against San Diego.

Cain threw 57 of his 86 pitches for strikes before giving way to Chris Stratton and Neil Ramirez, two relievers who were pounded for a total of 11 runs while recording just six total outs. The good news is Cain did not show any ill effects of the right hamstring injury which ended his last start prematurely.
Apr 30 - 1:38 AM

Giants transferred SS Brandon Crawford from the three-day bereavement list to the 10-day disabled list.

He was on the bereavement list due to a death in the family but was also suffering from a strained groin that will keep him sidelined for at least another week. His DL stint was backdated to April 26th.
Apr 29 - 5:47 PM

Christian Arroyo homered off Ryan Buchter in the bottom of the eighth Friday to propel the Giants past the Padres.

Arroyo had just three homers in Double-A last year, but here he is with two in his first five games in the majors. The nice start should ensure that he's a lineup fixture for at least the next couple of weeks. The Giants would be just fine with him running away with the starting job at third base. Still, we don't see any mixed-league value here.
Apr 29 - 2:56 AM

Jeff Samardzija pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- in a no-decision versus the Padres on Friday.

Samardzija remained winless, but this rates as his best outing to date. While he's sporting a 6.32 ERA after five starts, his 35/10 K/BB ratio suggests that better days are on the way.
Apr 29 - 2:54 AM

Brandon Belt went 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Padres.

Belt has been the Giants' best hitter so far, coming in at .265/.390/.506 in 83 at-bats. Since the entire lineup has been down, that's gotten him a modest nine RBI and 14 runs scored through 23 games. He's second on the team in RBI and first in runs, though.
Apr 29 - 2:50 AM

The Giants confirmed Friday that Madison Bumgarner is dealing with a Grade 2 shoulder sprain.

The Giants had originally hoped he would be ready to return in six-to-eight weeks, but now there's a much clearer picture. Tentatively, the Giants expect their star southpaw to return around after All-Star break. While the diagnosis hasn't changed, at least there now appears to be a clear timetable for his return to the Giants' rotation and fantasy owners can expect to have him back for the second half of the season, barring any setbacks.
Apr 28 - 8:46 PM

Buster Posey is not in the Giants starting lineup for Friday's showdown against the Padres.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Nick Hundley is starting behind the plate while Mike Morse draws a start at first base and is hitting cleanup for the Giants on Friday.
Apr 28 - 6:46 PM

Matt Moore limited the Dodgers to one run and two hits over seven innings in a no-decision Thursday.

This makes two good starts and three bad ones from Moore, who never has found much in the way of consistency as a major leaguer. He'll have mixed-league value in the end, but he'll probably continue to frustrate along the way.
Apr 27 - 8:19 PM

Denard Span (shoulder) said his MRI showed "nothing alarming."

Team doctors will convene with a radiologist on Friday just to make sure they see the same thing. Span is now hoping to be back within a couple of weeks. In the mean time, Gorkys Hernandez will continue to split reps with Drew Stubbs in center field.
Apr 27 - 7:50 PM

Giants sent 1B/OF Chris Marrero outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Marrero cracked the Giants' major league roster out of camp after a big showing in the Cactus League, but he went on to slash just .132/.171/.211 over 41 major league plate appearances. The 28-year-old passed through waivers unclaimed.
Apr 27 - 3:03 PM

Denard Span has been sent for more tests on his sprained right shoulder.

And manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged Thursday that Span is going to need more than 10 days on the disabled list. Gorkys Hernandez and Drew Stubbs are splitting time in center field for San Francisco.
Apr 27 - 2:48 PM

Christian Arroyo hit his first big-league homer off Sergio Romo to help the Giants edge the Dodgers 4-3 in 10 innings Wednesday.

Arroyo's homer put the Giants on the board in the seventh. Interestingly, the Giants picked Eduardo Nunez over Arroyo as the shortstop today with Brandon Crawford out. Arroyo was still playing more short that anything else in Triple-A, and he should be better there than Nunez. Arroyo did finish the game at short after Nunez moved to left field.
Apr 27 - 2:20 AM

Johnny Cueto yielded three runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Cueto lowered his ERA to 5.10 tonight, but he did give up another homer, bringing his total to six surrendered in 29 innings. That's a remarkably unusual pace for him. Last year, he gave up a total in 219 2/3 innings. That so many more hitters are going up and looking to hit flyballs could be harming him more than most.
Apr 27 - 2:19 AM


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