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Giants to open on road again in 2020

Menez assigned to Sacramento; Burch claimed off waivers; Dull DFA
@mi_guardado
August 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants will open their 2020 regular season on March 26 against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, marking the 11th consecutive year they’ve opened their season on the road.

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants will open their 2020 regular season on March 26 against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, marking the 11th consecutive year they’ve opened their season on the road.

Giants' 2020 schedule

The Giants will play three games at Dodger Stadium before heading to Arizona for three against the D-backs. They will then head to Oracle Park for the 2020 home opener, hosting the Dodgers on April 3. San Francisco will face each of its National League West division opponents 19 times next season.

Every team's 2020 Spring Training schedule

The NL West will face the American League Central in Interleague Play next year, bringing the White Sox (May 8-10), Tigers (May 19-20) and Royals (Aug. 28-30) to Oracle Park. The Giants will make their first trip to Target Field in Minnesota (May 4-6) and will also travel to Cleveland (May 1-3) and Detroit (Aug. 4-5).

Ticket information

The annual Bay Bridge Series against the A’s will begin with a two-game series in Oakland on June 6-7 and conclude with two games in San Francisco on July 7-8.

Club-by-club schedules

The Giants will host the D-backs and Brewers in their final homestand of the season, playing their regular-season finale on Sept. 27.

Roster moves

• The Giants announced Monday that they have optioned left-hander Conner Menez to Triple-A Sacramento following his rough start in the club’s 9-6 win over the Phillies on Sunday night. Menez threw 51 pitches over 1 2/3 innings, yielding three runs on two hits and three walks in his third Major League start.

• San Francisco also claimed right-hander Burch Smith off waivers from the Brewers and assigned him to Sacramento. Smith, 29, posted a 7.82 ERA over 12 2/3 innings in seven relief appearances for Milwaukee. He’s spent most of the season with Triple-A San Antonio, logging a 2.33 ERA over 77 1/3 innings while holding opposing batters to a .181 batting average in 15 starts.

• Right-hander Ryan Dull was designated for assignment to clear a spot for Smith on the 40-man roster.

When a player's contract is designated for assignment -- often abbreviated "DFA" -- that player is immediately removed from his club's 40-man roster, and 25-man roster if he was on that as well. Within seven days of the transaction (it was previously 10 days), the player must either be traded, released or placed on irrevocable outright waivers.

Maria Guardado covers the Giants for MLB.com. She previously covered the Angels from 2017-18. Follow her on Twitter.