Player News - Giants

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Buster Posey finished 2-for-3 with a walk and RBI in Tuesday's loss against the Dodgers.

Posey has hit safely in each of his seven games since returning from a concussion, although he has managed just one run scored and just one RBI. Nick Hundley made another start behind the dish Tuesday, although Posey did fill in at catcher in the later innings. Whether Posey is at first base or back behind the plate, as long as he is starting he is an obvious worthwhile fantasy option.
Apr 26 - 3:05 AM

Drew Stubbs was hitless in four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts in Tuesday's loss against the Dodgers.

Stubbs is hitless in six at-bats since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday. He is filling in for Denard Span (shoulder), but the veteran looks a bit rusty and overmatched at the dish in his first helping against big-league pitching this season.
Apr 26 - 2:57 AM

Ty Blach allowed two earned runs, four hits and a walk with two strikeouts over five innings in a loss Tuesday against the Dodgers.

Blach was taking the place of Madison Bumgarner (shoulder, ribs) in what would have been a marquee pitching matchup against Clayton Kershaw. Blach still ended up giving the home fans a treat in the 2-1 loss, throwing 47 of his 75 pitches for strikes. Manager Bruce Bochy announced Blach will fill in while MadBum is on the shelf and so far, so good. He even contributed a double with a run scored in two at-bats to look like Bumgarner in the offensive department, too.
Apr 26 - 2:53 AM

Brandon Crawford has been diagnosed with a right groin strain.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the club is hoping to get an MRI before Crawford goes on bereavement leave Wednesday. This could turn into a 10-day disabled list stint for the 30-year-old shortstop, who injured his groin Tuesday on an eighth-inning single against the Dodgers. He'll be away from the Giants through Friday at least to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law. Eduardo Nunez took over at shortstop on Tuesday night.
Apr 26 - 1:30 AM

Brandon Crawford was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent leg injury.

Crawford grabbed at his upper quad (or groin) as he rounded first base on a single in the bottom of the eighth inning. He tried out some sprints before exiting, so the injury can't be all that serious. The 30-year-old shortstop is due to leave the Giants on Wednesday to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law. San Francisco seems likely to put him on the three-day bereavement list.
Apr 26 - 12:58 AM

Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his injured left shoulder.

That's the initial evaluation anyway, after a round of tests overseen by Dr. Kenneth Akizuki. Bumgarner is hoping to begin rehab activities in 4-5 days but probably won't be ready to resume throwing off a mound for two months. The ace left-hander suffered a strained AC joint and a rib cage bruise last Thursday in a dirt-bike accident.
Apr 25 - 8:00 PM

Denard Span (shoulder) could return to the Giants' lineup Thursday.

Span banged his right shoulder Saturday when he crashed into the outfield wall, but it's nothing overly serious. He's hitting .200/.245/.280 on the young season.
Apr 25 - 7:55 PM

An MRI on Matt Cain's right hamstring came back clean.

Cain was lifted from Monday's game against the Dodgers with tightness in his right hamstring, but the veteran starter is expected to take his next turn in the Giants' rotation this weekend against the Padres. He's been pretty good this year, but there are better streaming options in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 25 - 7:54 PM

Brandon Crawford will be away from the Giants on Wednesday and Thursday to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law.

Crawford could return Friday, so the Giants haven't decided whether they're going to place him on the three-day bereavement list. There should be something more official in the next 24 hours.
Apr 25 - 7:38 PM

Brandon Belt is getting the night off Tuesday against Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw.

Christian Arroyo will start at third base and bat second with Buster Posey at first base and batting cleanup. Nick Hundley is catching Giants left-hander Ty Blach.
Apr 25 - 6:06 PM

Giants prospect Austin Slater went 3-for-4 on Monday night for Triple-A Sacramento.

He also scored a run and stole a base on Monday. With Christian Arroyo now in San Francisco, Slater might be the top prospect on the Triple-A roster. He's shown the ability to play several positions, and there's no real weakness in his game. He should see time with the Giants before the season ends.
Apr 25 - 2:34 PM

Giants prospect Tyler Beede struggled on Monday, giving up five runs in under five innings for Triple-A Sacramento.

Beede didn't get a lot of help from his defense, and two of those runs were unearned. He did give up eight hits, however, and he walked three. With Madison Bumgarner out for a substantial amount of time, Beede has an opportunity to join the rotation. He'll have to pitch better than this to make it a reality.
Apr 25 - 1:07 PM

Matt Cain allowed two hits over six innings before leaving with hamstring tightness and combined with four relievers on a shutout of the Dodgers on Monday.

Cain is the Giants' savior right now, allowing a total of two runs in his last three starts. In the last two of those, the Giants have prevailed despite the offense scoring two and one runs. Cain shouldn't be picked up in mixed leagues, but he'll probably have some value in NL-only leagues, assuming that the injury isn't serious.
Apr 25 - 1:58 AM

Christian Arroyo went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his major league debut Monday against the Dodgers.

Arroyo was tearing it up in Triple-A, but that was just 16 games and he had a .689 OPS in 119 games in Double-A last year. He isn't a mixed-league option right now.
Apr 25 - 1:53 AM

Matt Cain departed Monday's start against the Dodgers with right hamstring tightness.

It's unclear when he first tweaked the hammy, but he was pulled after throwing warm-up pitches before the seventh inning. Cain also underwent an X-ray on his foot after he was hit by a comebacker earlier in the game, and it came back negative. He tossed six shutout frames before exiting. Consider Cain day-to-day.
Apr 25 - 1:24 AM


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