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Slater set for OF duty; 'Elbow is feeling great'

February 25, 2021

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- In past springs, Austin Slater has reported to Scottsdale Stadium toting a panoply of gloves in anticipation of splitting time between the infield and outfield for the Giants. That won’t be the case this year. Manager Gabe Kapler said the Giants intend to use Slater strictly as

Casali playing catch-up after hamate surgery

February 20, 2021

Learning a new pitching staff is a tall enough task for any catcher who joins a new team, but Giants backstop Curt Casali will have the added challenge of being limited defensively for the early part of camp. Casali underwent surgery to remove the hamate bone in his left hand

OF prospect Canario has shoulder surgery

November 14, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants’ instructional league ended on an unfortunate note for outfield prospect Alexander Canario, who dislocated his left shoulder in the final week of play and had surgery to repair a torn labrum. The procedure was performed by team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki. Canario, ranked by MLB

Duggar, not Davis, replaces injured Basabe

September 23, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- With their outfield depth stretched thin by attrition, the Giants recalled Steven Duggar from the alternate training site in Sacramento on Wednesday to replace rookie Luis Alexander Basabe, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 right hamstring strain. Basabe hurt himself while

Robertson's throw 'huge' after Basabe exits

September 23, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants’ depleted outfield corps took another hit after rookie Luis Alexander Basabe exited Tuesday night’s 5-2 win over the Rockies in the third inning with a right hamstring strain. Basabe started in right field, but he appeared to hurt himself while running to first base in

Injury notes: Tromp to IL; Dickerson, Yaz

September 23, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants sustained another injury blow on Tuesday, placing backup catcher Chadwick Tromp on the 10-day injured list with a strained right shoulder. Tyler Heineman was recalled from the alternate training site in Sacramento to replace Tromp on the 28-man roster. Heineman will likely serve as the

Yaz (calf) avoids IL, but timetable unclear

September 18, 2020

The Giants will likely be forced to play without their best player for the first time this season. Mike Yastrzemski, who had appeared in each of the club’s first 49 games this year, was out of the starting lineup for Friday night’s series opener against the A’s after an MRI

Notes: Good news for Beede, Moronta

September 16, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants right-hander Tyler Beede reached a big milestone in his rehab on Monday, resuming throwing for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 20. Beede was projected to be the Giants’ fifth starter heading into the 2020 season and hit 98 mph with his

Gausman's MRI on elbow comes back clean

September 15, 2020

The last five days have been tumultuous for the Giants, who have experienced two unexpected breaks in their schedule due to a false positive COVID-19 test Friday in San Diego and poor air quality Tuesday in Seattle. But amid the calamity, there was also a bit of good news. Manager

Dickerson injures knee on foul ball, exits

September 7, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants left fielder Alex Dickerson departed Monday’s 4-2 victory over the D-backs in the fourth inning after fouling a ball off his right knee. Dickerson crumpled to the ground after hitting an 88 mph cutter from D-backs right-hander Zac Gallen off his right leg in his second

SF ends brief skid, but Cahill injures left hip

August 30, 2020

The Giants snapped their three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the D-backs on Saturday at Chase Field, but the victory was dampened by an injury to right-hander Trevor Cahill, who departed in the fourth inning with left hip discomfort. Cahill, who is scheduled to undergo an MRI on

Slater placed on IL (groin); Duggar recalled

August 22, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- Austin Slater was on the verge of overcoming an elbow issue that limited him to designated hitter duties, but a second injury will now further delay his return to the Giants’ outfield. San Francisco placed Slater on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain and

Notes: Slater day to day; Solano returns

August 14, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants announced Friday that outfielder Austin Slater was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right elbow and is day to day. Slater does not appear to be a candidate for the injured list right now. “A flexor strain for a position player is less daunting

Giants place Samardzija (shoulder) on IL

August 9, 2020

The Giants lost another member of their starting rotation after placing veteran Jeff Samardzija on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement on Saturday. Left-hander Andrew Suárez was recalled from the alternate training site to replace Samardzija on the 28-man roster. After the Giants' 5-4 victory over the

Notes: Moronta, Bishop go to alternate site

August 7, 2020

The Giants moved a step closer to getting one of their key bullpen arms back on Friday. Reyes Moronta was cleared to report to the Giants’ alternate training site in Sacramento, where he will continue to rehab from right shoulder surgery. Manager Gabe Kapler said Moronta is set to begin

Smyly goes on injured list with finger strain

August 2, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants’ rotation took a hit Sunday after left-hander Drew Smyly was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left index finger strain. Right-hander Andrew Triggs was recalled from the club’s alternate training site in Sacramento to replace Smyly on the roster. To clear a spot

Smyly's solid start cut short by finger injury

August 2, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants left-hander Drew Smyly departed his start against the Rangers on Saturday in the fifth inning with left index finger discomfort and will undergo an MRI exam on Sunday. Smyly, 31, took the mound in the fifth and threw two pitches to Texas designated hitter Rob Refsnyder

Giants place Coonrod (lat strain) on 10-day IL

July 31, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants placed right-handed reliever Sam Coonrod on the 10-day injured list with a right lat strain on Friday. Left-hander Sam Selman was recalled from the team's alternate training site in Sacramento to fill the roster spot ahead of the series opener against the Rangers at Oracle

Belt, Longoria back in action for Giants

July 30, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants announced a flurry of roster moves Thursday ahead of their series finale against the Padres at Oracle Park. The Giants activated veteran corner infielders Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria off the 10-day injured list. They further bolstered their defense and added another left-handed bat by

Belt, Longoria to return Thursday

July 29, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants are expecting to get two big pieces of their lineup back on Thursday. Manager Gabe Kapler said third baseman Evan Longoria (right oblique strain) and first baseman Brandon Belt (right Achilles tendinitis) remain on track to be activated off the 10-day injured list for Thursday’s

Belt, Longo to start season on injured list

Rogers tabbed as opener for Tuesday's exhibition vs. A's
July 20, 2020

The Giants will be without their two starting corner infielders when they play their season opener against the Dodgers on Thursday. Manager Gabe Kapler said Monday that first baseman Brandon Belt (sore right heel) and third baseman Evan Longoria (right oblique strain) are expected to start the year on the

Beede diagnosed with flexor strain, UCL sprain

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March 4, 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The injuries that befell Giants right-hander Tyler Beede set off a chain reaction of optimism, as often arises in the wake of such misfortune. Beede, 26, was diagnosed with a flexor strain and an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his throwing arm. He obviously felt disappointed, since

Posey's likely backup injured, could miss 2020

Garcia expected to miss six to eight months after hip surgery
February 8, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO -- Three days before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report to Spring Training, the Giants on Saturday delivered bad news on catcher Aramís García, who appeared to be in line to serve as Buster Posey’s backup this year. Garcia, 27, injured his right hip while playing winter

Cueto set to start Tuesday in 2019 debut

September 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES -- Johnny Cueto will complete his long road back from Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, when he is scheduled to make his 2019 debut against the Pirates at Oracle Park. The Giants had hoped Cueto would be able to rejoin their rotation against the Dodgers this weekend, but

X-rays come back negative on Watson's wrist

Setup man should miss no time after falling awkwardly on key tag in Wednesday's win
September 6, 2019

ST. LOUIS -- Giants setup man Tony Watson may have saved San Francisco's 9-8 win over the Cardinals with his lunging tag on Kolten Wong in the eighth inning on Wednesday, but the defensive highlight didn’t come without some sacrifice. Fortunately for the lefty reliever, the only remaining wound a