Player News - Giants

Date: Team: Pos:

Ryan Vogelsong was tagged for eight runs -- seven earned -- in three-plus innings by the Rockies on Thursday.

It should have happened prior to tonight, but maybe now the Giants will turn Vogelsong's rotation spot over to Tim Hudson. Vogelsong is 2-5 with a 6.84 ERA since the beginning of August.
Sep 3 - 11:59 PM

Matt Duffy went 0-for-4 on Thursday, dropping his average under .300 for the first time since July 25.

With the Giants struggling to score runs and Duffy offering little power, it might be time for his mixed-league owners to try someone else (or at least once the Giants finish up their series in Coors Field this weekend). He's still a decent bet to hit for average, but he has just two homers since the All-Star break.
Sep 3 - 11:55 PM

Chris Heston will start for the Giants on Friday against the Rockies in Colorado.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy had given consideration to starting Tim Hudson in his place, but opted to stick with the young right hander. If he has another rough outing though, he could be shifted to the bullpen.
Sep 3 - 7:00 PM

Brandon Belt is not in the Giants starting lineup on Thursday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for Belt against opposing southpaw Chris Rusin. Buster Posey will cover first base while Hector Santiago fills in behind the dish for the Giants.
Sep 3 - 6:08 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf) remains out of the Giants starting lineup on Thursday.

He indicated Thursday that he's feeling better and will test the calf before batting practice, so he does appear to be inching closer to a return. Ehire Adrianza will once again get the call in his place and bat eighth for the Giants.
Sep 3 - 6:07 PM

Tim Lincecum underwent season-ending surgery early Thursday morning on his hip.

His recovery timetable is unclear at this point. Lincecum will enter free agency after making zero starts in the second half of the 2015 season, and with a 4.68 ERA over his last four years with San Francisco. The two-time Cy Young Award winner will almost certainly have to settle for a one-year, incentive-laden contract on the open market this winter.
Sep 3 - 12:51 PM

Giants GM Bobby Evans confirmed Thursday that Tim Lincecum (hip) is done for the season.

And it's likely that the impending free agent right-hander will need surgery for his degenerative hip condition. "He won't be able to come back this season. That's evident," Evans said Thursday morning. Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner with San Francisco, hasn't appeared in a game since June 27. He made only 15 starts this season.
Sep 3 - 12:21 PM

Gregor Blanco (neck) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Giants' loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Blanco was held out of the Giants' starting lineup on Tuesday with some mild discomfort in his neck. The 31-year-old outfielder owns a relatively impressive .292/.372/.403 batting line in 109 games this season.
Sep 3 - 8:55 AM

Buster Posey went 3-for-4 in a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.

All three hits were singles and none led to a run because his teammates were busy getting sawed off by Clayton Kershaw. Posey has 11 hits in his last four games and is now batting .325 with 16 homers and 80 RBI.
Sep 3 - 12:49 AM

Mike Leake took a tough-luck 2-1 loss against a stellar Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Wednesday.

He gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, which just wouldn't do against Kershaw at the peak of his powers. Leake didn't issue a walk, striking out three. Kicking off a two-start week, Leake (3.49 ERA) travels to Arizona on Monday.
Sep 3 - 12:45 AM

Matt Cain (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment Friday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Cain is expected to throw two innings as he rehabs from nerve irritation in his right elbow. The right-hander owns an ugly 6.15 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 10 starts, and the club will surely take their time with him in his rehab. It's unclear whether we'll see him again in 2015.
Sep 2 - 9:03 PM

Brandon Crawford (calf) is out of the Giants' lineup again Wednesday.

Crawford is still sidelined after being hit in the left calf by a pitch during Monday's game. Ehire Adrianza is starting in Crawford's place against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Sep 2 - 7:07 PM

Giants released INF Everth Cabrera.

Cabrera signed a minor league deal with the Giants in mid-July but went on to bat just .231 at Triple-A Sacramento. The future is cloudy for the 28-year-old shortstop.
Sep 2 - 6:03 PM

Giants RHP prospect Jason Forjet spun eight shutout innings Tuesday in a win for High-A San Jose.

His 10 strikeouts were a season-high. Forjet set down 15 hitters in a row at one point. The 25-year-old hasn't allowed a run in his last three starts, going 3-0 in that span with 24 strikeouts and only five walks. Forjet began the year in the bullpen but has made a seamless transition to the rotation with six wins and a 2.77 ERA in 14 starts.
Source: MILB.com
Sep 2 - 2:48 PM

Madison Bumgarner gave up two runs in seven innings but lost to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Bumgarner was opposite Zack Greinke, who pitched just a little bit better. The Dodgers plated a run in the third inning on an Adrian Gonzalez single, and Joc Pederson added what proved to be a crucial run with a seventh-inning solo home run. Overall, the lefty allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out eight. Bumgarner will bring a sterling 2.96 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP and a 200/31 K/BB ratio over 182 2/3 innings into a start at Coors Field against the Rockies.
Sep 2 - 1:05 AM


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