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Webb wins debut with help from Belt's slam

Right-hander allows one earned run in five strong innings
@mi_guardado
August 18, 2019

PHOENIX -- Even as they find themselves in the middle of a playoff race in mid-August, the Giants haven't been afraid to lean on young starters in their rotation. A pair of 24-year-olds, Shaun Anderson and Conner Menez, debuted earlier this season. On Saturday night, it was 22-year-old Logan Webb's

Webb to make big league debut against D-backs

@mi_guardado
August 16, 2019

PHOENIX -- Less than a week after making his first start for Triple-A Sacramento, Logan Webb is preparing for his Major League debut. Webb will be called up to pitch against the D-backs on Saturday, giving the Giants their first look at the 22-year-old right-hander, who is the club’s No.

Menez to face Nats in second big league start 

Reliever Dull claimed from A's on waivers, sent to Triple-A
@mi_guardado
August 5, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants will get their second look at pitching prospect Conner Menez on Tuesday, when the 24-year-old left-hander is set to be called up to face the Nationals at Oracle Park. The Giants have a vacancy in their rotation after optioning Dereck Rodríguez to Triple-A Sacramento following

Crew stocks up with Pomeranz, Black, Faria 

Hurlers join previously acquired Lyles as Milwaukee patches up staff
@AdamMcCalvy
July 31, 2019

OAKLAND -- Brewers president of baseball operations David Stearns said he “cast a really wide net” ahead of Wednesday’s Trade Deadline in an effort to patch up a pitching staff beset by poor performance, injuries, and in more than one case, a combination of both. If you read a trade

Giants retool, but keep Bumgarner, Smith in fold

Zaidi on keeping his ace: 'When he's on your side, you always feel like you have a chance'
@mi_guardado
July 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants completed a flurry of transactions ahead of Wednesday’s 1 p.m. PT Trade Deadline, executing five trades involving 13 players. But perhaps their most notable moves were the ones they didn’t make. Despite rampant trade speculation, Madison Bumgarner remains a Giant. So, too, does All-Star closer Will

Giants trade Pomeranz, Melancon, Dyson

@mi_guardado
July 31, 2019

PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants tapped into their bullpen depth to fill another position of need, acquiring middle infield prospect Mauricio Dubon from the Brewers in exchange for left-hander Drew Pomeranz and right-hander Ray Black, it was announced. San Francisco sent Mark Melancon to the Braves for right-handers Dan Winkler and

Giants ink 3 international prospects

No. 23, southpaw Vinicio, among San Francisco's signees
@oapostrophesd and @JesseSanchezMLB
July 2, 2019

A teenage shortstop and left-handed pitcher headline this year’s class of international prospects for the Giants. The Giants on Tuesday announced they have signed 25 international players -- 13 from Venezuela, nine from the Dominican Republic and one each from Colombia, Nicaragua and Panama. One player among the signees is

Giants sign top Draft picks Bishop, Wyatt

@mi_guardado
June 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants have officially signed their top two picks from their 2019 Draft class, reaching agreements with Arizona State outfielder Hunter Bishop and Louisville first baseman Logan Wyatt on Saturday. Bishop, the 10th overall pick of the 2019 Draft, signed for $4.1 million, more than $600,000 below

Bart, Ramos to represent SF in Futures Game

@mi_guardado
June 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Catcher Joey Bart and outfielder Heliot Ramos, the Giants’ top two prospects per MLB Pipeline, will be heading to Cleveland next month to represent the club at the 2019 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Bart and Ramos, who are both playing for Class A Advanced San Jose, will

Giants sign 23 from Draft, topped by McCray

@mi_guardado
June 19, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Giants announced Wednesday that they've signed 23 players from their 2019 Draft class, including 15 of their first 20 selections. Arizona State outfielder Hunter Bishop and Louisville first baseman Logan Wyatt, the club's top two picks, are among the players who remain unsigned, though Wyatt is

OF prospect Ramos showing development in '19

@mi_guardado
June 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants entered Friday 10 games below .500 and 16 1/2 games out of first place in the National League West. But if you’re a fan in search of a reason for optimism, look no further than 50 miles south. Catcher Joey Bart and outfielder Heliot Ramos,

Giants happy to collect bats at top of Draft

San Francisco adds six shortstops; team finds pitchers on Day 3
@mi_guardado
June 5, 2019

It didn’t take long for a clear theme to emerge for the Giants over the first two days of the 2019 MLB Draft. Under president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and first-year director of amateur scouting Michael Holmes, the Giants used nine of their first 10 selections on position players,

Giants take OF Bishop with 10th overall pick

@goodforball
June 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants spent their first-round selection in Monday’s opening session of the MLB Draft on a multi-talented, left-handed-hitting outfielder possessing power and speed who attended Serra High School and Arizona State University. Barry Bonds 2.0? Well, it would be unfair to compare a college junior to baseball’s

Zaidi set to embark on first Draft with Giants

@mi_guardado
June 3, 2019

One of the first moves Farhan Zaidi made after becoming the Giants’ new president of baseball operations was to hire Michael Holmes away from the A’s, and name him the club’s new director of amateur scouting. Holmes, who previously worked alongside Zaidi in Oakland’s front office for a decade, will

Giants call up prospect Coonrod for 'pen relief

Suarez optioned to Triple-A Sacramento after rough start Saturday
@mi_guardado
May 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Seeking to add a fresh arm to their overworked bullpen, the Giants called up right-handed reliever Sam Coonrod and optioned left-hander Andrew Suarez to Triple-A Sacramento ahead of Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the D-backs. Suarez produced a quality start in his season debut with the Giants

Anderson makes MLB debut in win vs. Toronto

Righty first with multihit game, 5-plus K's, error in debut since 1945
@mi_guardado
May 15, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Embroidered on the side of Shaun Anderson’s glove is the German phrase “noch eins,” which roughly translates to “one more” in English. “It’s something my dad always said when I was younger,” Anderson said. “It’s like, ‘Just one more. Just do one more,’ whatever it is that

Prospect Anderson starts finale vs. Toronto

@mi_guardado
May 14, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Last August, the Giants flew Shaun Anderson out to New York and placed him on the taxi squad in case they needed a starter for their series against the Mets. Anderson, who is ranked the club's No. 4 prospect by MLB Pipeline, suddenly found himself on the

Prospect Ramos (knee sprain) out 4-5 weeks

Duggar day to day; Williamson, Beede impressing in Minors
@mi_guardado
April 28, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants received bad news on another top prospect, as they announced Sunday that outfielder Heliot Ramos was diagnosed with a left LCL sprain and is expected to be sidelined for four to five weeks. Ramos, who is ranked as the club’s No. 2 prospect by MLB

Giants lose another top prospect to injury

@mi_guardado
April 26, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Less than two weeks after seeing Joey Bart suffer a fractured left hand on a hit-by-pitch, the Giants lost another top prospect to injury, as Heliot Ramos was placed on the seven-day injured list at Class A Advanced San Jose with left knee soreness. Ramos tweaked his

Giants get first look at former top prospect

@mi_guardado
April 20, 2019

PITTSBURGH -- In an alternate universe, Bryan Reynolds’ MLB debut could have come with the Giants, who drafted the 24-year-old outfield prospect in the second round of the 2016 Draft. The Giants instead got a glimpse at what could have been, as Reynolds started against them in Saturday's rain-shortened 3-1

Top Giants prospect Bart out with broken hand

Catcher expected to miss 4-6 weeks after being hit by pitch
April 16, 2019

WASHINGTON -- Joey Bart, the Giants' top prospect and the No. 22 prospect in baseball, is expected to miss “probably” four to six weeks after suffering a fracture in his left hand when he was hit by a pitch while playing for Class A Advanced San Jose on Monday night,

Five NL West prospects worth watching

@mi_guardado
April 11, 2019

The Minor League season kicked off last week, offering the first glimpse at some of the brightest prospects around baseball. Many of them reside within National League West organizations, as the Padres and Dodgers have each built top-10 farm systems, according to MLB Pipeline. Here’s a look at five NL

Giants trade for Pillar, send 3 players to Toronto

@mi_guardado
April 2, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- The Giants added another veteran reinforcement to their young outfield on Tuesday, acquiring Kevin Pillar from the Blue Jays in exchange for right-handers Juan De Paula and Derek Law and infielder Alen Hanson. Outfielder Michael Reed was designated for assignment to clear a spot for Pillar on

Posey accepts Fall League Hall of Fame plaque

@_dadler
March 21, 2019

Before he was a Rookie of the Year, MVP or three-time World Series champion with the Giants, Buster Posey was playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions as a prospect in the Arizona Fall League. Last season, Posey was inducted into the Arizona Fall League's Hall of Fame. And on Thursday he

Giants farm infused with impressive newcomers

@JimCallisMLB
March 19, 2019

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Even-numbered years used to be cause for celebration with the Giants. They won World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and they valiantly battled the eventual champion Cubs before falling in the Division Series in 2016. But 2018 was a season to forget for San Francisco. It