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Giants to begin 2019 season at newly named Oracle Park with annual reveal of "What's New"

Click on this link for the 2019 "What's New" detailed document

 

Click on this link for the 2019 "What's New" detailed document

 

The San Francisco Giants held their annual Media Open House today to reveal "what's new" at Oracle Park for the 2019 season. The team introduced a number of ballpark enhancements as part of a five-year capital improvement plan, to be completed by the time they celebrate their 25th season at Oracle Park in 2024. They also highlighted promotions and special events, new food offerings and launched a redesigned transportation website to keep fans updated in real time about getting to and from Oracle Park.

 

Capital Improvements/Videoboard Highlights

 

This season the game experience will be greatly enhanced with the installation of a brand new videoboard in center field. The $10 million project represents the largest single capital improvement the Giants have undertaken at the park since it opened in 2000. This Mitsubishi Electronic Diamond Vision display will be the park's third, replacing the most recent board, which debuted in 2007. The new board will be more than three times as large (153.28' wide by 70.87' high) with twice the resolution (4,672 x 2,160 pixels) of the former display, which will dramatically enhance the ballpark experience by providing more content, in-depth advanced statistics and higher-quality video. It will also be the first "4K" display in MLB.

 

Other ballpark enhancements include the opening of The Cloud Club. Located on the Suite Level, The Cloud Club will offer a brand new way to experience premium sports entertainment at Oracle Park. This all-inclusive lounge welcomes those looking for a lively and immersive environment to enjoy the game while entertaining clients, colleagues or friends. The Cloud Club will feature the very best of Oracle Park's food and beverage offerings paired with great views and some of the park's most comfortable seats. The Waterfront is a new social gathering space with great views of the field, the Bay and McCovey Cove. The destination was created by removing the last few rows of bleachers under the scoreboard and is open to all fans. It will be an ideal location for Ballpark Pass holders to gather and will include a new, premium bar set to debut early in the 2019 season. The Blue Shield Field Club has been redesigned with a clean new look with more natural light and a classic, industrial aesthetic. The Lexus Lounge, which was previously the umpires' clubhouse, has been transformed to provide private field level access for the Giants' Lexus Dugout Club customers and to create an exclusive place for them to enjoy food and beverage throughout the game. In addition, the last row of seats in the lower box seating areas around the Promenade Level have been removed to create more space for fans to circulate and socialize.

 

Opening Day Festivities

 

The Giants will begin the 2019 season campaign at home when they face the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, April 5. This day, steeped in tradition, will be the final home opener for beloved Manager Bruce Bochy who announced at the start of Spring Training that this will be his final season as the skipper of the Giants. He will retire at the end of the season after 13 years with the club and 25 consecutive years as a big-league manager. The Giants will begin the season-long retirement celebration by honoring the Three-Time World Series Champion Manager during the home opener. The organization will also pay tribute during the pre-game ceremony and throughout the game to some special Forever Giants who recently passed away, including Broadcaster Hank Greenwald, Former Manager Frank Robinson, Former Managing General Partner Peter A. Magowan and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey. Additionally, the team will honor the first responders of the devastating California wildfires that destroyed many parts of the state and will remember the victims of the tragic fires. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 12:45 p.m. Gates will open two and a half hours before first pitch which is set for 1:35 p.m. Tickets for Opening Day are still available at sfgiants.com/tickets.

 

Tickets

 

For all single-game ticket purchasers, the Giants have eliminated the print at home ticket and transitioned to mobile only for the 2019 season. Mobile tickets minimize the risk of lost, forgotten and counterfeit tickets and allow fans to access, share and upgrade in one place and scan more quickly than a traditional paper ticket. Fans can access their mobile tickets via the free, recently updated MLB Ballpark app.   There will be Ballpark app ambassadors positioned at all gates to assist fans this season.

               

The 2019 schedule features fan favorites and notable giveaways including: Opening Day Calendar presented by Oracle (Apr. 5); Buster Posey Cap presented by Coupa Software (Apr. 7); Two Flaps Down Hat presented by Central Oregon Visitors Association (Apr. 13); Willie Mays 20th Anniversary Bobblehead presented by Konica Minolta (Apr. 27); Let Pablo Pitch Bobblehead presented by Chevron (May 11); Brandon Crawford T-Shirt (May 25); Giants Flag Trucker Cap presented by Coca-Cola & Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (May 26); Mike Krukow or Duane Kuiper Gnome presented by Coca-Cola (Jun. 8); Giants Cap presented by Dignity Health (Jun. 15); Father's Day Socks presented by Toyota (Jun. 16); Will Clark Baseball T-Shirt (Jul. 6); Cable Car Replica (Jul. 20); Giants Fog Globe (Aug. 10); 1989 Giants Team Reunion - Battle of the Bay Pin (Aug. 11); Peanuts Woodstock Bobblehead (Aug. 31); Buster Posey T-Shirt (Sep. 1); Alaska Airlines 2-for-1 Flight Voucher (Sep. 14). For a complete listing of promotions please visit sfgiants.com/promotions.

 

Special Events

 

The Giants will honor the 1989 Giants Team on Sunday, Aug. 11. The '89 Giants led by Manager Roger Craig included Forever Giants Will Clark, Robby Thompson, Jose Uribe, Kevin Mitchell, Brett Butler, Candy Maldonado, Matt Williams, Kirt Manwaring, Greg Litton, Chris Speier, Bob Brenly, Scott Garrelts, Rick Reuschel, Don Robinson, Mike Krukow, Atlee Hammaker and Goose Gossage to name a few. The team finished in first place in the National League West (92-70) going on to play in what has become known as the Earthquake World Series against cross-Bay rivals the Oakland Athletics.  

               

More than 60 special events are planned for the 2019 season. In addition to annual heritage nights, college nights and events surrounding pop culture, the Giants will feature a host of new events: Bike to the Park Night presented by PG&E (Apr. 9); McCovey Cove Wine Mixer (Jun. 15); Team Up for Tahoe (Jun. 29); Movie Day at the Ballpark - Top Gun (Jul. 7); Nurses Night Out (Aug. 6); Fiesta Gigantes Greats (Sep. 13); Greek Heritage Night (Sep. 27). A new partnership with Warner Bros features special events celebrating the hit TV show Friends™ (Aug. 5), and the 80th Anniversary of Batman™ (Sep. 28). For a complete listing of special events please visit sfgiants.com/specialevents.

 

New Food Offerings

 

 

Bon Appétit Management Company is the exclusive food service provider for Oracle Park and will introduce a number of new food offerings and many fan favorites in expanded locations for 2019 including Super Duper Burgers, San Francisco's cult burger with a commitment to sustainability, local ingredients and quality, the Organic Coup's certified organic corn dogs, street-style tacos, fish tacos, Irish Cheddar mac and cheese with a choice of toppings and   edible cookie dough.

 

Fanatics Partnership

 

The Giants have entered a 10-year omnichannel retail partnership with Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports merchandise, which grants Fanatics the rights to operate all Giants Dugout Store locations throughout the Bay Area. Fanatics, which currently runs e-commerce for the Giants through its operation of MLBShop.com, will now create an omnichannel retail experience for Giants fans on game day and beyond, giving them consistency between items and a significantly expanded assortment of products regardless of shopping online, on mobile, at the game or in store.

 

Corporate Partnerships

 

In addition to the Oracle naming rights agreement, the team extended a number of longstanding partnerships including renewals with Dignity Health (10-year agreement) and Levi's (5-year agreement). Dignity Health and the Giants made history almost three decades ago when they announced the establishment of an on-site health care facility at the new ballpark. The Giants became the first major league baseball team to house a health center serving the surrounding neighborhood. The Saint Francis Health Center at Oracle Park has served the health needs of the rapidly growing South of Market area, including residents of the South Beach, China Basin and Mission Bay neighborhoods.

 

The Levi's renewal marks the continuation of this longstanding relationship between two iconic San Francisco institutions. The centerpiece of this partnership is Oracle Park's signature right field wall, known as Levi's Landing. Beginning this season the partnership will include two new features: Levi's 501 Friday Concert Series and the Levi's Playmaker Community Program.

 

Some of the new partnerships for 2019 include: National Car Rental, Safeway, Keysight Technologies, Gensler and Flor de Cana.

 

Transportation

 

As transportation in the Bay Area continues to evolve with new challenges occurring daily, the Giants are committed to communicating with fans and visitors to Oracle Park on a regular basis in order to keep them informed and prepared with the best tools and information possible when planning their trips to and from Oracle Park. The Giants always encourage fans to take public transit, walk or bike to Oracle Park whenever possible. Please go to sfgiants.com/transportation for real time information throughout the season.

 

To connect with the Giants via social media go to sfgiants.com/connect.

 

 

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Bay Area-Based Fanatics and the San Francisco Giants Gear Up for Long-Term Omnichannel Retail Partnership

The San Francisco Giants and Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports merchandise, today announced a 10-year omnichannel retail partnership which grants Fanatics the rights to operate all Giants Dugout Store locations, including the flagship store at Oracle Park.

 

The San Francisco Giants and Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports merchandise, today announced a 10-year omnichannel retail partnership which grants Fanatics the rights to operate all Giants Dugout Store locations, including the flagship store at Oracle Park.

 

Fanatics, which currently runs e-commerce for the Giants through its operation of MLBShop.com, will now create an omnichannel retail experience for Giants fans on gameday and beyond, giving them consistency between items and a significantly expanded assortment of products regardless of shopping online, on mobile, at the game or in one of the many Giants Dugout Store locations throughout the Bay Area.

 

In addition to the flagship store at Oracle Park, Dugout Store locations include Fisherman's Wharf, The Embarcadero and locations in San Mateo and Walnut Creek to name just a few. The Dugout Store collection was previously run in-house by the team for over 20 years, making them one of the longest-standing retail self-operators throughout Major League Baseball.

 

"In this ever-changing retail world, we believe that we can better serve our fans, both locally and globally, through a partnership with Fanatics," said Mario Alioto, Giants executive vice president of business operations. "Our fans are shopping for Giants merchandise through a variety of channels and we need to have the ability to meet their demands on a consistent basis whether that be in store or online."

 

Fanatics' Cloud-based technology and data platform, which was built in the company's Silicon Valley headquarters, will work simultaneously with its on-demand manufacturing capabilities to identify unplanned "micro-moments" where the company can create and distribute quick-turn merchandise throughout the year. The real-time offering can progressively track rising players, record-breaking moments and hot new items that are readily available and easily replenishable across both online and in physical retail locations throughout the Bay Area. This new retail approach builds on other innovative, fan-friendly benefits that the team has employed over the past several years.

 

"The Giants are one of the leading professional clubs in delivering unique and differentiated fan experiences, and we couldn't be more excited to combine that tradition with our world-class omnichannel technology to create a revolutionary new shopping experience for this incredible fan base," said Cole Gahagan, chief commercial officer for Fanatics. "Leveraging our local resources and vertical manufacturing rights, we're looking forward to helping fans showcase their pride and passion on gameday and beyond like never before."

 

The Giants will join two other MLB clubs and more than 50 professional and collegiate organizations for which the company provides in-venue omnichannel solutions, including five Bay Area-based franchises. It was announced earlier in the year that Fanatics will begin manufacturing and distributing all Nike MLB fan merchandise sold at retail beginning in 2020, including all jerseys, outwear, t-shirts, women's items and more. Nike will become the official on-field uniform and footwear provider during that time.

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Statement from Giants President & CEO Laurence M. Baer regarding Bruce Bochy's retirement at the end of the 2019 season

Words cannot adequately express the amount of admiration, gratitude and respect the Giants family has for Bruce Bochy. His honesty, integrity, passion and brilliance led to the most successful period of Giants baseball in the history of our franchise. He will always be a Giant and we look forward to honoring him and all of his achievements throughout his final season in San Francisco and inevitably in Cooperstown.

Words cannot adequately express the amount of admiration, gratitude and respect the Giants family has for Bruce Bochy. His honesty, integrity, passion and brilliance led to the most successful period of Giants baseball in the history of our franchise. He will always be a Giant and we look forward to honoring him and all of his achievements throughout his final season in San Francisco and inevitably in Cooperstown.

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Giants acquire RHP Trevor Gott from Washington for cash considerations

The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations.

The 26-year-old went 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA (12er, 19.0ip) in 20 relief appearances for the Nationals last season. He also appeared in 28 games with triple-A Syracuse, going 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA (12er, 29.1ip) and a .215 opponents' batting average against. 

The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Trevor Gott from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash considerations.

The 26-year-old went 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA (12er, 19.0ip) in 20 relief appearances for the Nationals last season. He also appeared in 28 games with triple-A Syracuse, going 1-1 with a 3.68 ERA (12er, 29.1ip) and a .215 opponents' batting average against. 

Drafted by the Padres in the sixth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft from the University of Kentucky, Gott has a big league career record of 5-4 with a 4.64 ERA in 81 relief outings with the Los Angeles Angels (2015) and Nationals (2016-18).

To make room on the 40-man roster, the Giants have moved right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list.

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Giants claim RHP Jose Lopez off waivers from Cincinnati

The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Jose Lopez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

The 26-year-old spent all of last season with triple-A Louisville, posting a record of 5-13 with a 4.47 ERA (70 ER, 141.0 IP) along with 117 strikeouts in 26 starts. He led Bats pitchers in starts and innings pitched and ranked among the International League leaders in both categories, placing tied for second in starts and fourth in innings.

The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Jose Lopez off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.

The 26-year-old spent all of last season with triple-A Louisville, posting a record of 5-13 with a 4.47 ERA (70 ER, 141.0 IP) along with 117 strikeouts in 26 starts. He led Bats pitchers in starts and innings pitched and ranked among the International League leaders in both categories, placing tied for second in starts and fourth in innings.

Lopez has gone 23-33 with a 3.63 ERA in 94 games (90 starts) throughout his five-year Minor League career. He was selected by the Reds in the sixth round of the June 2014 First-Year Player Draft.

To clear a spot for Lopez on the Giants 40-man roster, LHP Josh Osich was designated for assignment.

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Statement from the San Francisco Giants on the passing of Hall of Famer Frank Robinson

The Giants mourn the loss of our former manager and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who passed away today at the age of 83. Frank was a trailblazer who remained close to the Giants family throughout his entire career in baseball. He will be deeply missed by all of us and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Barbara, daughter Nichelle and the entire Robinson family during this difficult time. 

Robinson, who grew up in Oakland, enjoyed a Hall of Fame playing career and reached another milestone when he was named the skipper of the Giants in 1981 - making him the first African American to manage in both the National and American Leagues. Robinson, who guided the Giants into playoff contention in 1982, managed four seasons in San Francisco (1981-84) and 16 overall, posting a record of 1,065-1,176. 

The Giants mourn the loss of our former manager and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who passed away today at the age of 83. Frank was a trailblazer who remained close to the Giants family throughout his entire career in baseball. He will be deeply missed by all of us and our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Barbara, daughter Nichelle and the entire Robinson family during this difficult time. 

Robinson, who grew up in Oakland, enjoyed a Hall of Fame playing career and reached another milestone when he was named the skipper of the Giants in 1981 - making him the first African American to manage in both the National and American Leagues. Robinson, who guided the Giants into playoff contention in 1982, managed four seasons in San Francisco (1981-84) and 16 overall, posting a record of 1,065-1,176. 

The Robinson family has asked that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in Frank's memory can be made to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee or the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

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Giants acquire RHP Jake Barrett from Arizona in exchange for cash considerations

The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Barrett from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

Barrett spent the majority of the 2018 season with triple-A Reno, posting a 4-0 record with a 2.87 ERA (17er, 53.1ip) and eight saves over 42 appearances. He held batters to a .195 opponents average against and averaged 11.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (67 strikeouts; 53.1ip) for the Aces. Barrett also appeared in seven games for the Diamondbacks last year, posting a 5.14 ERA (4er, 7.0ip).

The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Barrett from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations.

Barrett spent the majority of the 2018 season with triple-A Reno, posting a 4-0 record with a 2.87 ERA (17er, 53.1ip) and eight saves over 42 appearances. He held batters to a .195 opponents average against and averaged 11.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (67 strikeouts; 53.1ip) for the Aces. Barrett also appeared in seven games for the Diamondbacks last year, posting a 5.14 ERA (4er, 7.0ip).

The 27-year-old has spent his entire career with the Diamondbacks organization after being selected by Arizona in the third round of the 2012 First Year Player Draft. He's appeared in 103 Major League games, posting a 4.05 ERA (42er, 93.1ip) with 88 strikeouts.

Over seven minor league seasons, Barrett has a 16-10 record with a 3.34 ERA (99er, 266.2ip) and has gone 90-for-110 in save opportunities. He's recorded 278 strikeouts over his 266.2 innings of work in the minors. 

To clear a spot for Barrett on the Giants 40-man roster, OF John Andreoli was designated for assignment.

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Giants claim OF John Andreoli off waivers from Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have claimed outfielder John Andreoli off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

Andreoli hit .230 (14-for-61) over 26 Major League games (19 starts) in 2018 between the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles. He made his MLB debut with Seattle on May 23 at Oakland and recorded his first career hit that night. Andreoli was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from Seattle on August 18.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have claimed outfielder John Andreoli off waivers from the Texas Rangers.

Andreoli hit .230 (14-for-61) over 26 Major League games (19 starts) in 2018 between the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles. He made his MLB debut with Seattle on May 23 at Oakland and recorded his first career hit that night. Andreoli was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from Seattle on August 18.

The 28-year-old spent the majority of the 2018 season with triple-A Tacoma, hitting .287 (94-for-327) with a .397 OBP, 18 doubles, five triples, three home runs, 54 runs, and 36 RBI over 89 games. Over eight career minor league seasons, he's posted a .270 average and a .373 OBP with 247 stolen bases in 773 games. Andreoli was named a MILB.com Organization All-Star in 2012, 2013 and 2016 while with the Chicago Cubs.

To clear a spot for Andreoli on the Giants 40-man roster, RHP Derek Law was designated for assignment.

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Former President & Managing General Partner Peter A. Magowan Passes Away at the Age of 76

On behalf of the Magowan Family, the San Francisco Giants announced with deep sadness that former President & Managing General Partner Peter A. Magowan passed away on Sunday, January 27, surrounded by his loving family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. 

"The Giants family, the entire Bay Area and the game of baseball lost a man whose passion and loyalty to his favorite team and beloved community made it possible for all of us and future generations to experience the magic of Giants baseball in San Francisco forever," said Larry Baer, Giants President and CEO. "Peter was my mentor and dear friend, and I will forever be grateful for his guidance, support and love. His legacy will be carried on by all those he inspired, including community leaders, our players, the front office, Junior Giants players and, of course, by his devoted family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Debby and his children and their families."

On behalf of the Magowan Family, the San Francisco Giants announced with deep sadness that former President & Managing General Partner Peter A. Magowan passed away on Sunday, January 27, surrounded by his loving family, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. 

"The Giants family, the entire Bay Area and the game of baseball lost a man whose passion and loyalty to his favorite team and beloved community made it possible for all of us and future generations to experience the magic of Giants baseball in San Francisco forever," said Larry Baer, Giants President and CEO. "Peter was my mentor and dear friend, and I will forever be grateful for his guidance, support and love. His legacy will be carried on by all those he inspired, including community leaders, our players, the front office, Junior Giants players and, of course, by his devoted family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Debby and his children and their families."

The Magowan family issued the following statement: "Our family lost a great man today. We all know how much Peter loved his Giants and San Francisco, and he had that same love and passion for his family. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren, and we will forever cherish the memories we made together."

Born on April 5, 1942 in New York City, Peter grew up a passionate Giants fan rooting for Willie Mays, Bobby Thomson, Monte Irvin and other New York Giants greats at the Polo Grounds. In 1958, Peter moved to San Francisco with his family - coincidentally the same year that the Giants moved West - where he continued to follow his favorite team. A 1964 Stanford graduate with a degree in American literature, Magowan received his master's degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. He also completed two years of additional postgraduate work at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He went on to build a successful 37-year career with Safeway Inc., including as Chairman and CEO from 1980-1993. He stepped down as CEO in 1993 when he took over the Giants. Throughout his successful career, Peter also served on the boards of Caterpillar, Inc., DaimlerChrysler, W5 Networks, Inc., and Spring Group PLC.

Recognized as one of Major League Baseball's most innovative and progressive leaders during his tenure, Peter retired in September of 2008 after serving 16 seasons as the Giants' president and managing general partner. A longtime resident of San Francisco and lifelong baseball enthusiast, Peter orchestrated two major events that kept the Giants in Northern California forever.

In an 11th-hour effort, he and a group of civic-minded San Franciscans saved the Giants from relocating to Tampa Bay in December of 1992 by forming an ownership group to purchase the team. 

The purchase was contingent upon the new ownership group developing a new ballpark to stabilize the franchise and keep the team in San Francisco for generations to come. In December of 1995, Peter and the ownership group unveiled a revolutionary plan to build a new, privately-funded ballpark at China Basin to serve as the permanent home of the Giants. The ballpark opened to rave reviews in 2000. For his efforts in overseeing the building of the critically acclaimed ballpark, Peter was named the 2000 Sports Executive of the Year by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal.

During Peter's 16-year tenure, the Giants reached the post season four times and were the 2002 National League Champions. He received numerous awards for the organization's innovative community work, including becoming the first professional sports team to dedicate an annual game to the fight against AIDS/HIV with the creation of "Until There's A Cure Day" in 1994. He established the 100 Percent Player Participation program and the Giants Community Fund formed the Junior Giants program, providing free leagues for kids to play and learn baseball. The Fund's field renovation program is named in his honor.

"Peter's mark on the Giants and the San Francisco community can be felt throughout the ballpark, in which he was intimately involved in the design and planning and throughout the daily operations of the organization," continued Baer. "He set forth a Giants vision to create a winning culture and to serve our fans and the community. Over the past 25 years, we have followed through on his vision and his impact on our community will be felt for decades to come."

Peter recognized the importance of honoring the team's history and tradition and most importantly, recognizing the hundreds of former players who wore a Giants uniform. In one of his first acts as team president, Peter signed Hall of Famer and the greatest all-time player Willie Mays to a lifetime contract. He also brought Hall of Famers Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda back into the organization to serve as special advisors. Additionally, he founded the Forever Giants alumni association, encompassing all former Giants players from San Francisco and New York. In 2008, he established the Giants Wall of Fame, which serves as a tribute to the organization's greatest players of the San Francisco era.

"Peter Magowan has been a part of my life for a long, long time, first as a fan watching me play in New York and then, remaining a fan when we moved to San Francisco. Along the way, he became my friend. Peter would call me often to check in. He and Debby cared about me and it was so easy to care about them in return. It's hard to find the right words just now, but in losing Peter, I've lost a great, great friend. He was like my godfather. No one can replace him," said Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

In addition to Debby, Peter is survived by 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Peter Magowan Fields for Kids Program of the Giants Community Fund.

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Oracle Park receives Leed® Platinum Certification for existing buildings, operations and maintenance, making it the first sports venue to receive Silver, Gold and Platinum certifications for an existing building

Oracle Park, formerly AT&T Park and home of the San Francisco Giants since 2000, received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for EBOM (Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance) rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. 

This LEED Platinum Certification for an existing building makes Oracle Park the first major league ballpark to receive this honor and recognizes the Giants and its partners, Able Services and Goby, for their efforts to achieve sustainability and efficiencies in the daily operations of Oracle Park.

Oracle Park, formerly AT&T Park and home of the San Francisco Giants since 2000, received LEED Platinum Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for EBOM (Existing Buildings, Operations and Maintenance) rating system is the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. 

This LEED Platinum Certification for an existing building makes Oracle Park the first major league ballpark to receive this honor and recognizes the Giants and its partners, Able Services and Goby, for their efforts to achieve sustainability and efficiencies in the daily operations of Oracle Park.

Oracle Park and the Giants received LEED Platinum Certification for an existing building, one of the most challenging category certifications to achieve under the rating system, in the areas of sustainable sites; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; innovation in design; and location and transportation.   

The Giants are no strangers to the LEED Certification process having received both Silver (2010) and then Gold (2015) Certification in the past decade for their concerted efforts to conserve power and water, recycle waste and implement renewable energy sources and programs at Oracle Park. 

Programs and measures implemented at Oracle Park to earn LEED Platinum Certification included:

•   Investing energy credits - Oracle Park is offsetting 50 percent of its energy use;
•   Implementing an ongoing commissioning plan that ensures continued operational efficiency;
•   Demonstrating a more than 75 percent reduction in conventional commuting trips for employees;
•   Instituting water efficient landscaping - resulting in a more than 50 percent reduction in water usage from improved irrigation technology systems;
•   Improving water efficiency in domestic water fixtures which include toilets and urinals;
•   Diverting more than 94 percent of waste from landfill through an aggressive recycling and composting program; and
•   Installing LED Field Lights for over 55 percent energy reduction in field lighting.

"For years, the San Francisco Giants have been steadfast in their pursuit of a sustainable environment at Oracle Park," said Paul Hanlon, Major League Baseball's Senior Director of Ballpark Operations and Sustainability. "Through their extensive recycling and environmental efforts, which includes consistently recording waste diversion numbers of 94 percent and greater since 2012, the Giants have achieved the impressive feat of having Oracle Park receive the first LEED Platinum Certification among MLB ballparks, and thus continuing to be a leader throughout all of sports. We commend their efforts, and look forward to their continued growth."

Created by the USGBC, the LEED program was designed to guide and distinguish high performance buildings that have less of an impact on the environment, are healthier for those who use the building and are more profitable than their environmental counterparts.  

"We have been committed since opening this park 19 years ago to making it the most sustainable and greenest ballpark in the country. From the time we opened our gates, we have been working to achieve LEED silver, gold and now platinum certification. We could not have accomplished this without our partners, employees and fans. We will continue to refine and reevaluate our sustainability and efficiency practices to remain an environmental leader in the operation of Oracle Park," said Jorge Costa, Giants' Senior Vice President of Operations and Facilities for Oracle Park.
 

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Giants announce non-roster invitees to 2019 Spring Training

The San Francisco Giants have extended non-roster invitations for Major League Spring Training to the following 18 players, President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi announced Thursday: 
 

Pitchers (9)
• RHP Shaun Anderson
• RHP Jamie Callahan
• RHP Enderson Franco
• RHP Kieran Lovegrove
• LHP Conner Menez
• RHP Carlos Navas
• RHP Keyvius Sampson
• LHP Garrett Williams
• RHP Sam Wolff 

The San Francisco Giants have extended non-roster invitations for Major League Spring Training to the following 18 players, President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi announced Thursday: 
 

Pitchers (9)
• RHP Shaun Anderson
• RHP Jamie Callahan
• RHP Enderson Franco
• RHP Kieran Lovegrove
• LHP Conner Menez
• RHP Carlos Navas
• RHP Keyvius Sampson
• LHP Garrett Williams
• RHP Sam Wolff 

Catchers (3)
• Joey Bart
• Hamlet Marte
• Cameron Rupp

Infielders (4)
• Zachary Green
• Ryan Howard
• Levi Michael
• Donovan Solano

Outfielders (2)
• Anthony Garcia
• Henry Ramos

Giants' pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to the spring training complex in Scottsdale, AZ on Tuesday, February 12. After physical examinations, pitchers and catchers will work out Wednesday, February 13. Position players report Sunday, February 17 and the first full squad workout is slated for Monday, February 18.  

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San Francisco Giants announce 2019 player development staff and affiliate staffs

San Francisco Giants club President of Baseball Operations, Farhan Zaidi, announced today the club's player development staff and affiliate staffs for the 2019 season. 

Kyle Haines was promoted to Director of Player Development after serving as the club's Assistant Director Player Development of Instruction last season. In his new role, Haines will oversee the player development area under the direction of Zaidi. "I'm very excited and thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the Giants ongoing strategy and development of players. I'm looking forward to working hard and building on the previous success of our minor league system alongside our dedicated player development staff," said Haines.

San Francisco Giants club President of Baseball Operations, Farhan Zaidi, announced today the club's player development staff and affiliate staffs for the 2019 season. 

Kyle Haines was promoted to Director of Player Development after serving as the club's Assistant Director Player Development of Instruction last season. In his new role, Haines will oversee the player development area under the direction of Zaidi. "I'm very excited and thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the Giants ongoing strategy and development of players. I'm looking forward to working hard and building on the previous success of our minor league system alongside our dedicated player development staff," said Haines.

In addition, Mark Allen was hired as the Giants Pitching Coordinator. Allen spent the last eight seasons with the Cleveland Indians, including serving as the Lower Level Pitching Coordinator for the past two years. Antoan Richardson was hired as the Coordinator of Instruction. The former outfielder spent the 2018 season as an Outfield Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays. Matt Daniels was named Coordinator of Pitching Analysis. Daniels joins the Giants from Driveline Baseball, where he spent the past four years as the Director of Pitching programs. Ethan Katz was named the Assistant Pitching Coordinator after spending the past two seasons as a pitching coach in the Mariners organization

SAN FRANCISCO'S 2019 PLAYER DEVELOPMENT STAFF: 
Director of Player Development ... Kyle Haines 
Assistant Director of Player Development - Administration ... Eric Flemming
Assistant Director of Player Development - Medical ... Geoff Head
Assistant Director of Player Development - Offense... Alan Zinter
Special Assistant to the General Manager ... Jack Hiatt 
Special Assistant, Player Development ... Gene Clines
Special Assistant, Player Development ... Joe Amalfitano
Player Development, Analyst ... Michael Gries
Field Coordinator ... Antoan Richardson
Hitting Coordinator ... Dave Hansen
Pitching Coordinator ... Mark Allen
Coordinator of Pitching Analysis ... Matt Daniels
Assistant Pitching Coordinator ... Ethan Katz
Development Coach ... Dan O'Brien
Coordinator of Fundamentals ... Tom Trebelhorn
Rehab Pitching Coordinator ... Justin Lehr
Outfield and Baserunning Coordinator ... Vince Coleman
Minor League Pitching Instructor ... Lee Smith
Coordinator of Minor League Medical ... L.J. Petra
Coordinator of Minor League Strength and Conditioning ... Adam Vish
Latin American Strength and Conditioning Coordinator ... Sergio Rojas
Latin American Medical Coordinator/DSL ATC ... Aquiles Torrealba
Assistant Coordinator of Minor League Medical/RICH ATC ... Garrett Havig
Assistant Coordinator of Minor League Strength and Conditioning / Rehab Coord. ... Pending
Arizona Physical Therapist ... Frank Perez
Arizona Physical Therapist ... Kyle Belski
Director of Arizona Field Operations ... Josh Warstler
Manager of Arizona Minor League Operations ... Gabriel Alvarez
Coordinator of Education and Cultural Development ... Laura Nunez

Bios for New Player Development Staff

Kyle Haines -- Director of Player Development
Haines will embark on his first season as Director of Player Development after spending the 2018 season as Assistant Director Player Development of Instruction. In 2017, he served as the manager for the Richmond Flying Squirrels and was named "Best Manager Prospect" in the Eastern League by Baseball America. Haines also managed Salem-Keizer for two seasons (2015-2016). Prior to returning to the Giants, he managed the Frontier Grey's of the independent Frontier League in 2014. Haines was selected by the Giants in the 31st round of the 2004 draft. He was a member of four championship teams in the minor leagues (2004 Arizona Rookie League Giants, 2005 San Jose Giants, 2007 San Jose Giants, 2009 Akron Aeros) and was named an Eastern League All- Star at Short Stop in 2008. Haines was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the Minor League Phase of the 2008 Rule Five Draft. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Sports Management and also has an Associate's Degree from Olney Central College. He played baseball for two years at Olney Central and two years at EIU. His brother, Andy Haines, is the Hitting Coach for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Antoan Richardson -- Field Coordinator
Richardson starts his first season with the Giants as the Field Coordinator. The former outfielder spent the 2018 season as an Outfield Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays. Richardson appeared in the Majors with the Atlanta Braves in 2011 and with the New York Yankees in 2014. He was originally drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 35th round of the 2005 draft out of Vanderbilt University. The Bahamian native made his Major League debut on September 4, 2011, and recorded his first career hit off Clayton Kershaw in his first Major League at-bat. In his free time, Richardson mentors youth in the Bahamas through Project Limestone, a non-profit organization he established shortly after his retirement.

Mark Allen -- Pitching Coordinator
Allen begins his first season as the Giants Pitching Coordinator. He spent the 2017-2018 seasons as the Indians' Lower Level Pitching Coordinator. Allen joined the Tribe in 2010 and was an Area Scout for four seasons before serving as a Regional Crosschecker in 2014 and the National Pitching Crosschecker in 2015. He began coaching in the Indians organization in 2014 with the AZL Indians, who won the Rookie League championship that season. Prior to joining Cleveland, Allen coached at St. Gregory's University, Northlake College, Frank Phillips College, North Central Texas College and Seminole State College. Allen played four years of collegiate baseball at Vernon Junior College, University of Texas at San Antonio and Phillips University. 

Matt Daniels -- Coordinator of Pitching Analysis
Daniels embarks on his first season with the San Francisco Giants after spending the last four years as the Director of Pitching programs at Driveline Baseball, a data-driven player development facility based in Seattle, Washington. The Richmond, Texas native was Driveline's first full-time employee and has worked with many established Major League players, including Adam Ottavino, Dan Straily, Michael Lorenzen and George Kontos. Daniels began working at Driveline Baseball after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2014, where he was a finance major and played baseball. Prior to attending UT Rio Grande Valley, Daniels attended Hill College from 2011-2012.

Ethan Katz -- Assistant Pitching Coordinator
Ethan Katz embarks on his first season in the Giants organization as an Assistant Pitching Coordinator. Katz spent the past two seasons as a pitching coach in the Mariners organization. Prior to joining the Mariners, he spent two seasons in the Angels organization as pitching coach with single-A Burlington (2013-14). While serving as the pitching coach for Harvard-Westlake (CA) High School, prior to his tenure with the Angels, he helped instruct 2012 first-round picks Lucas Giolito and Max Fried and guided Jack Flaherty and Conor Cuse in 2013 when the Wolverines won the Division 1 championship. Katz was originally selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 47th round of the 2001 MLB June Draft from University HS (Los Angeles, CA), but did not sign. He was drafted by Colorado Rockies in the 26th round of the 2005 MLB June Draft from California State University Sacramento. He spent four seasons pitching in the minor leagues with the Rockies (2005-08).

SAN FRANCISCO'S 2019 AFFILIATE STAFFS: 

SACRAMENTO (AAA)
Manager ... Dave Brundage
Pitching Coach ... Steve Kline
Hitting Coach ... Damon Minor
Fundamentals Coach ... Jolbert Cabrera
Athletic Trainer ... David Getsoff
Athletic Trainer ... Hiro Sato
Strength and Conditioning Coach ... Andy King
Bullpen Catcher ... Pending

RICHMOND (AA)
Manager ... Willie Harris
Pitching Coach ... Glenn Dishman
Hitting Coach ... Francisco Morales
Fundamentals Coach ... Lipso Nava
Athletic Trainer ... Garrett Havig
Strength and Conditioning Coach ... Jon Medici
Bullpen Catcher ... Eliezer Zambrano

SAN JOSE (A)
Manager ... Billy Hayes
Pitching Coach ... Matt Yourkin
Hitting Coach ... Thomas Neal
Fundamentals Coach ... Gary Davenport
Athletic Trainer ... Ryo Watanabe
Strength and Conditioning Coach ... Mark Spadavecchia
Bullpen Catcher ...Ydwin Villegas

AUGUSTA (A)
Manager ...Carlos Valderrama
Pitching Coach ...Clayton Rapada
Hitting Coach ... Jake Fox
Fundamentals Coach ... Wilfredo Romero
Athletic Trainer ... Chad Lewis
Strength and Conditioning Coach ... Jesse White
Bullpen Catcher ... CJ Picerni

SALEM KEIZER (SHORT-SEASON)
Manager ... Mark Hallberg
Pitching Coach ... Dwight Bernard
Hitting Coach ... Doug Clark
Fundamentals Coach ... Nestor Rojas
Athletic Trainer ... Charlene Wichman
Strength and Conditioning Coach ... Joe Palazzolo
Bullpen Catcher ... Victor Cairo

ARIZONA ROOKIE #1
Manager ... Michael Johnson
Pitching Coach ... Mario Rodriguez
Hitting Coach ... Travis Ishikawa
Fundamentals Coach ... Juan Ciriaco
Trainer ... Vito Maffei
Strength and Conditioning Coach ... Cesar Velazquez-Mosqueda

ARIZONA ROOKIE #2
Manager ... Alvaro Espinoza
Pitching Coach ... Michael Couchee
Hitting Coach ... Casey Chenoweth
Fundamentals Coach ... Billy Horton
Athletic Trainer ... Chris Gorosics
Strength and Conditioning Coach ... Nicholas Fajardo

DOMINICAN SUMMER LEAGUE
Manager ... Jose Montilla
Pitching Coach ... Marcos Aguasvivas
Pitching Coach ... Osiris Matos
Hitting Coach ... Juan Parra
Fundamentals Coach ... Hector Borg
Coach ... Lisandro King
Coach ... Hector Ortiz
Coach ... Jose Medina
Athletic Trainer ... Aquiles Torrealba
Trainer ... Pedro Wilson
Strength and Conditioning Coach ... Alfonso Tusent

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Giants sign LHP Drew Pomeranz to one-year contract

The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz to a one-year Major League contract. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Pomeranz appeared in 26 games (11 starts) for the Boston Red Sox in 2018, posting a 2-6 record with a 6.08 ERA (50 ER, 74.0 IP) in a season that included a pair of stints on the 10-day disabled list. The southpaw opened the year on the DL with a left forearm flexor strain and was activated on April 20. He also missed time on the 10-day DL with left biceps tendinitis from June 5-July 24 before returning to the active roster from the end of July through the remainder of the regular season. Pomeranz was on Boston's 2018 World Series roster but did not see action in a game.

The San Francisco Giants announced today that they have signed left-handed pitcher Drew Pomeranz to a one-year Major League contract. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Pomeranz appeared in 26 games (11 starts) for the Boston Red Sox in 2018, posting a 2-6 record with a 6.08 ERA (50 ER, 74.0 IP) in a season that included a pair of stints on the 10-day disabled list. The southpaw opened the year on the DL with a left forearm flexor strain and was activated on April 20. He also missed time on the 10-day DL with left biceps tendinitis from June 5-July 24 before returning to the active roster from the end of July through the remainder of the regular season. Pomeranz was on Boston's 2018 World Series roster but did not see action in a game.

In 2017, Pomeranz made a career-high 32 starts for the Red Sox and posted career highs in wins (17) and innings pitched (173.2) while striking out 174. His 17 wins were tied for fifth-most in the majors behind Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco and Corey Kluber, Kansas City's Jason Vargas and the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, who each had 18. His 3.32 ERA was seventh-best in the AL while his 9.02 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched ranked ninth-best in the American League. His 174 strikeouts were 12th-most in the AL.

The Collierville, TN native's last stint in the National League came in 2016 where he was named to the N.L. All-Star team with the Padres after going 8-7 with a 2.47 ERA (28er, 102.0ip) in 17 starts prior to the All-Star break. Pomeranz was traded to Boston on July 14 and finished the season with the Red Sox. He ended his 2016 campaign with a career-best 186 strikeouts

From 2016-2017, Pomeranz owned a 3.32 ERA in 63 games (62 starts), which ranked as the sixth-best figure among qualified left-handed starting pitchers behind Kershaw (2.03 ERA), Rich Hill (2.78), Madison Bumgarner (2.93), Alex Wood (3.00) and Chris Sale (3.12).

Over eight Major League seasons, Pomeranz has posted a 44-48 record with a 3.92 ERA (309 ER, 710.0 IP) in 196 games (122 starts) with Colorado (2011-2013), Oakland (2014-2015), San Diego (2016) and Boston (2016-2018). As a starter in his career, Pomeranz owns a 4.04 ERA (280 ER, 623.0 IP) in 122 career starts. In 74 career relief appearances, most of which came with Oakland in 2015, Pomeranz has posted a 3.00 ERA (29 ER, 87.0 IP).

The 30-year-old was originally drafted by Cleveland in the first round (fifth overall pick) in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Mississippi. 

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Peter A. Magowan to be honored on Giants Wall of Fame

Special ceremony will be held before KNBR 680/Giants Fan Fest at Oracle Park on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.

The San Francisco Giants today announced that they will honor former President and Managing General Partner Peter A. Magowan on the Giants Wall of Fame. Magowan will be the first non-player to join the 52 other Giants legends who are currently on the Wall. His bronze plaque will be unveiled immediately before the KNBR 680/Giants annual Fan Fest on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Oracle Park along King Street.  

"In honor of our 20th season at Oracle Park, it is only fitting that we pay tribute to the man who played a pivotal role in revitalizing our franchise and in turning San Francisco back into a baseball town," said Larry Baer, Giants President and CEO. "Through his passion and love for his childhood team, Peter led the effort to not only keep the Giants in San Francisco, but also to build a permanent home for generations of fans to enjoy."

The San Francisco Giants today announced that they will honor former President and Managing General Partner Peter A. Magowan on the Giants Wall of Fame. Magowan will be the first non-player to join the 52 other Giants legends who are currently on the Wall. His bronze plaque will be unveiled immediately before the KNBR 680/Giants annual Fan Fest on Saturday, February 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Oracle Park along King Street.  

"In honor of our 20th season at Oracle Park, it is only fitting that we pay tribute to the man who played a pivotal role in revitalizing our franchise and in turning San Francisco back into a baseball town," said Larry Baer, Giants President and CEO. "Through his passion and love for his childhood team, Peter led the effort to not only keep the Giants in San Francisco, but also to build a permanent home for generations of fans to enjoy."

The Giants Wall of Fame, established by Magowan in 2008, serves as a tribute to the organization's greatest players of the San Francisco era. It features bronze plaques that line the brick wall of Oracle Park along King Street for all fans to enjoy. Those honored have played a minimum of nine seasons for the San Francisco Giants, or five seasons with at least one All-Star selection as a Giant, or have won three World Series Championships with the Giants. Beginning today, the club will expand the Wall to include other individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the franchise.  

Recognized as one of Major League Baseball's most progressive leaders during his tenure, Magowan retired in September of 2008 after serving 16 seasons as the Giants' president and managing general partner. A longtime resident of San Francisco and lifelong baseball enthusiast, Magowan is credited with playing a critical role in two major events that kept the Giants in Northern California.

In an 11th-hour effort, Magowan and a group of civic-minded San Franciscans saved the Giants

from relocating to Tampa Bay in December of 1992. The successful rescue had special meaning for Magowan, a New York native who moved to San Francisco with his family about the same time the Giants moved west in 1958.

Then in December of 1995, Magowan unveiled a revolutionary plan to build a new, privately-funded ballpark at China Basin to serve as the permanent home of the Giants. 

For his efforts in overseeing the building of the nationally acclaimed ballpark, Magowan was named the 2000 Sports Executive of the Year by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal.

During his 15-year tenure, the Giants reached the post season four times and were the 2002 National League Champions. He received numerous awards for the organization's innovative community work, including becoming the first professional sports team to dedicate an annual game to the fight against AIDS/HIV with the creation of "Until There's A Cure Day" in 1994. He also established the 100 Percent Player Participation program and the Giants Community Fund formed the Junior Giants program, providing free leagues for kids to play and learn baseball. The Fund's field renovation program is named in his honor. Magowan also founded the Forever Giants alumni association, encompassing all former Giants players from San Francisco and New York.

A 1964 Stanford graduate with a degree in American literature, Magowan received his master's degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. He also completed two years of additional postgraduate work at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Magowan spent 37 years with Safeway, Inc., serving as Chairman and CEO from 1980 through 1993 when he joined the Giants.

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Giants sign LHP Derek Holland to a one-year contract with a club option for 2020

The San Francisco Giants announced Monday that they have signed left-handed pitcher Derek Holland to a one-year contract with a club option for 2020. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Holland was one of the most improved pitchers in the Majors in 2018, making 36 appearances (30 starts) for the Giants, posting a 7-9 record with a 3.57 ERA (68er, 171.1ip). He improved his ERA from 6.20 in 2017 to 3.57 in 2018 marking the second largest improvement among Major League pitchers (Stats, LLC). The left-hander led the Giants in starts (30), innings pitched (171.1ip), and strikeouts (169). His 36 appearances set a new career-high (previous: 33 games in 2009 and 2013 with TEX) and his 171.1 innings pitched and 169 strikeouts both marked the most he had recorded in a single season since 2013.

The San Francisco Giants announced Monday that they have signed left-handed pitcher Derek Holland to a one-year contract with a club option for 2020. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed.

Holland was one of the most improved pitchers in the Majors in 2018, making 36 appearances (30 starts) for the Giants, posting a 7-9 record with a 3.57 ERA (68er, 171.1ip). He improved his ERA from 6.20 in 2017 to 3.57 in 2018 marking the second largest improvement among Major League pitchers (Stats, LLC). The left-hander led the Giants in starts (30), innings pitched (171.1ip), and strikeouts (169). His 36 appearances set a new career-high (previous: 33 games in 2009 and 2013 with TEX) and his 171.1 innings pitched and 169 strikeouts both marked the most he had recorded in a single season since 2013.

The 32-year-old had his best stretch of the 2018 season from Aug. 15-Sept. 12, where he posted a 1.59 ERA (6er, 34.0ip), opponents hit .197 against him, and struck out 34 batters over six starts. He also allowed two-runs-or-fewer in 10 of his 11 starts from July 10-Sept. 12, posting a 2.29 ERA (16er, 63.0ip). Left-handed batters hit just .168 (24-for-143) off Holland in 2018, which ranked as the third-lowest figure in the National League and sixth lowest in the Majors. Lefties also slugged just .189 off him last season, which marked the lowest in the Majors.

He finished the 2018 season with 169 strikeouts, the fourth-most by a player in his first season with the Giants since 1900 behind Vida Blue (1978: 171), Johnny Cueto (2016: 198), and Sam Jones (1959: 209) (Stats, LLC).

Holland has posted a 76-73 record with a 4.44 ERA over 10 Major League seasons with the Texas Rangers (2009-2016), Chicago White Sox (2017) and San Francisco Giants (2018). 

With today's addition, the Giants 40-man roster is now at 40 players.

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