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Keaton Winn shut down with elbow soreness

@mi_guardado
February 21, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants got an unwelcome bit of injury news on Wednesday, as they announced that Keaton Winn has been shut down with mild right elbow soreness. Winn, who is projected to be the club’s No. 4 starter, underwent an MRI exam on Monday that revealed no structural

Why this No. 4 prospect is shelving the two-way lifestyle

@mi_guardado
February 21, 2024

This story was excerpted from Maria Guardado’s Giants Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Top power-hitting prospects -- one from each team

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 21, 2024

Slugging percentage, isolated slugging percentage, exit velocity, hard-hit rate, barrel percentage, good old-fashioned dingers. Power is one of the most qualitative, and thus easiest to measure, tools in the game of baseball. It’s also one of the most tantalizing and mesmerizing as tape-measure shots draw the most oohs and aahs

Injuries & Moves: Hopkins claimed by Tigers

February 21, 2024

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Which lefty 'pen arms will be called on in '24?

February 20, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Young starting pitchers the Giants have. Same with arms in the bullpen. It’s which lefties will get the bullpen calls in 2024 that will be dictated over the weeks before camp breaks. A sure lefty lock for the bullpen is returning veteran Taylor Rogers, 33, who enters

Sandoval serious about comeback: 'I missed it a lot'

@mi_guardado
February 19, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When Pablo Sandoval returned to Oracle Park for Mike Murphy’s induction into the Giants’ Wall of Fame last August, he told a few of his former teammates that he planned to try to return to the Majors soon. “I told them, ‘I’ll be back next year,’” Sandoval

World Series hero Panda attempting comeback with Giants

@mi_guardado
February 19, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Panda is back. The Giants on Monday signed three-time World Series champion Pablo Sandoval as a non-roster invitee this spring.

Giants boost lineup, sign Soler to 3-year deal

Cuban slugger expected to hit cleanup, per manager Bob Melvin
@mi_guardado
February 18, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants haven’t had a hitter produce a 30-homer season since Barry Bonds in 2004, but on Sunday, they welcomed the man who they hope will finally put an end to that drought. Jorge Soler was among the position players who reported to Scottsdale Stadium after finalizing

Why '24 opener could be extra special for Lee

@mi_guardado
February 17, 2024

This story was excerpted from Maria Guardado's Giants Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Why the Giants' 20-year drought of 30-HR seasons could end

@SlangsOnSports
February 18, 2024

There are two notable streaks going on in San Francisco right now, and both begin with Barry Bonds. One is that of the Giants' Opening Day left fielders, which have been different each year since he retired. The other is the team’s drought without a 30-homer season by a player

Hicks shows 'high ceiling' as a starter

@mi_guardado
February 16, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- This isn’t the first time Jordan Hicks has come into Spring Training as a starter. Hicks worked almost exclusively out of the rotation in the Minors, though the Cardinals ended up moving the hard-throwing right-hander to the bullpen to accelerate his path to the Majors. He briefly

Webb embracing leadership role for Giants' prospects

@mi_guardado
February 15, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Alex Cobb was conducting an interview with a scrum of reporters on Wednesday when he was briefly interrupted by a stream of pitching prospects who cheerily wished him good morning as they walked past his corner locker at Scottsdale Stadium. The salutations could be traced to Logan

Giants prospects to take over spotlight in Spring Breakout

@mi_guardado
February 15, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The future of the Giants will be on display next month, when several of the club’s most promising prospects will team up as part of the inaugural Spring Breakout event. Created to showcase baseball’s future stars from each Major League organization, the new Spring Training initiative will

Two-way prospect Crawford to focus on pitching

@mi_guardado
February 14, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The first sign that Reggie Crawford’s development plan could be changing came when the Giants released their list of non-roster invitees earlier this month.

Here's everything you need to know about Spring Breakout

@SamDykstraMiLB
February 15, 2024

One of the great joys of the annual All-Star Futures Game is the chance to put some of the game’s top prospects on one field in the middle of the summer and let them show off the tools that make them the future of baseball. But what if instead of

Giants sign right-handed reliever; Lee set to lead off

@mi_guardado
February 14, 2024

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A new face belatedly joined the fold as Giants pitchers and catchers assembled for their first workout of the spring at Scottsdale Stadium on Wednesday. The Giants announced a one-year Major League contract with right-hander Austin Warren, who was released by the Angels last week. Warren, 28,

Here's what to watch for in Giants camp this spring

@mi_guardado
February 14, 2024

This story was excerpted from Maria Guardado's Giants Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Breaking down every team's impact offseason moves

February 14, 2024

MLB’s offseason has been dominated by headline-grabbing superstar signings and blockbuster trades, so it’s understandable if some of your favorite teams’ moves went under the radar. To help you out, here is a list of each team’s offseason moves, breaking down who has left and who’s been acquired for all

The prospect to watch at Giants camp

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 14, 2024

Spring won't officially arrive for another month, but Spring Training has. Pitchers and catchers officially have reported and the remainder of the position players will do so early next week. Let the competition for big league jobs begin! Below, we identify an interesting prospect in each organization who’s vying for

Every ranked prospect in big league camp

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JoeTrezz and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
February 13, 2024

You see it every Spring Training. Invited to Major League camp, there are always prospects who shine so bright under the Florida or Arizona sun that they force their organizations' hand. Given a chance, they swing or pitch their way onto a big league roster or simply make a splash,

MLB.TV is back and better than ever for 2024

@HarriganMLB
February 13, 2024

MLB.TV is back for 2024! With Spring Training set to begin and Opening Day right around the corner, you can now subscribe to MLB’s streaming service for the 2024 season. An MLB.TV All Teams Yearly subscription -- which enables you to watch every out-of-market regular-season game (plus select Spring Training

Projecting the Giants' 2024 Opening Day roster

@mi_guardado
February 12, 2024

Given the number of free agents who remain unsigned, there’s a good chance the Giants’ roster will undergo some more changes before Opening Day on March 28. Cody Bellinger, Blake Snell, Matt Chapman and Jorge Soler have been among San Francisco’s rumored targets throughout the offseason, so there’s still time

1 key Spring Training storyline for each team

February 12, 2024

We've made it through another offseason and Spring Training is finally at hand. With the opening of camps in Arizona and Florida comes a plethora of storylines across baseball as each club prepares for Opening Day. Here's a look at one key storyline for each team as Spring Training gets

What you need to know about Giants ST

@mi_guardado
February 9, 2024

This story was excerpted from Maria Guardado's Giants Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.