Tag:San Francisco Giants
Posted on: April 26, 2010 2:38 pm

Giants' Sanchez within two weeks of return

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports Freddy Sanchez could return to the Giants within two weeks.

Sanchez, recovering from a surgically repaired shoulder, played in his first extended spring camp game in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday going 1 for 2 with a walk.

"It looks like he's on his way," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
Posted on: April 13, 2010 10:36 am
Edited on: April 13, 2010 10:37 am

Giants to make decision on Lewis soon

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports the Giant swill be making a decision on what to do with outfielder Fred Lewis soon.

The team told Lewis, who is completing a rehab assignment at Triple-A Fresno, it will decide if he will be activated or traded by the weekend. Lewis, who is recovering from a sore shoulder, is out of options and his rehab assignment won't last past Thursday.

San Francisco already has six outfielders on the roster. Lewis, who debuted with the Giants in September, 2006, hit .258 with four homers and 20 RBI, while swiping eight bases last season. His best year was 2008 when he hit .282 with nine homers and 40 RBI and stole 21 bases.

The A's and Padres have shown interest as have the Blue Jays.
Posted on: March 3, 2010 10:23 am

Giants second baseman Sanchez unlikely for opener

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News is reporting San Francisco second baseman Freddy Sanchez is unlikely to be ready for opening day on April 5 against the Houston Astros.

Sanchez is recovering from surgery to his left shoulder.

Sanchez hit .293 last season, while hitting seven home runs and 41 RBI for the Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates last season.

Posted on: February 15, 2010 11:00 am

Cuban prospect close to signing

Reports indicate Cuban first-base prospect Jose Julio Ruiz is close to signing with a major league club. Saturday's edition of El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish-based newspaper affiliated with the Miami Herald reported on Saturday that negotiations have "intensified."

"By next week, he should be signed already," one of Ruiz's agents, Jorge Luis Toca told El Nuevo Herald. "Perhaps Wednesday we'll announce something."

Toca said the Blue Jays, Rangers, Red Sox Giants and Rockies have shown the most interest in the 6-3, 240-pound prospect. Toca added they are also "waiting on an offer from the Yankees."

Ruiz, who defected last season, has been working out at the Yankees' complex in the Dominican Republic.

The slugger, who turns 26 on March 24, was batting .305 with a .408 on-base percentage and a .467 slugging percentage through 52 games for his National Series team before defecting. He sports a .330 career batting average.

Posted on: February 11, 2010 2:20 pm

Giants-Lincecum negotiations not going well

The Giants and Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum are likely headed to an arbitration hearing in Florida on Friday.

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports a source said the Giants have made a three-year, $37 million offer and that Lincecum is asking for $40 million-plus.

If the two sides don't agree, the arbitrator will decide between the $13 million Lincecum submitted or the $8 million the Giants submitted.

The right-hander posted a 15-7 mark with a 2.48 ERA last season as he claimed his second consecutive Cy Young Award.   

Posted on: February 10, 2010 12:40 pm

Schierholtz Giants leader for RF job

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports  will enter spring training as the favorite to win the Giants right-field job, which was vacated when veteran Randy Winn signed a deal with the Yankees.

Schierholtz, who turns 26 on Feb. 15, batted .267 with five homers and 29 RBI in 116 games and 308 plate appearances in 2009. Last season was his first as a full-time starter. He only played in 19 games in 2008 and 39 games in '07.

Andres Torres and Eugenio Velez will challenge Schierholtz for the job in the spring. Torres batted .270 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 75 games last season, while Velez hit .267 with five homers and 31 RBI in 84 games.
Posted on: February 4, 2010 10:54 am
Edited on: February 4, 2010 10:57 am

Verlander deal / No deal for Lincecum

The Detroit News credits a source has confirmed Justin Verlander and the Tigers agreed to a five-year $80M deal.

There was no official confirmation of the deal but an announcement is expected as early as today.

On the Tim Lincecum front, a San Francisco Chronicle blog suggests that there will be no long-term deal with the Giants and he will head to arbitration.

Posted on: January 19, 2010 10:36 am

Lincecum's arbitration

The Oakland Tribune speculates that Tim Lincecum's salary mark in arbitration could break the record of $10 million for a player in his first year of eligibility.

Giants GM Brian Sabean said in November that he didn't expect any negotiations to begin until after figures were exchanged. It's possible the Giants and Lincecum could reach agreement on a deal before going to arbitration.

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