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Mike Kickham

Michael Kickham #59 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in his Major League debut against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Move LH Mike Kickham To Bullpen

Left-hander Mike Kickham will pitch out of the Giants’ bullpen for now. San Francisco moved the rookie out of the rotation on Tuesday, a day after he had another rough outing. Kickham lasted only 2 2-3 innings in an 8-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds, allowing seven runs.

07/02/2013

Michael Kickham #59 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 1, 2013 in Cincinnati. Kickham was pulled in the third inning after giving up seven runs. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Giants Fall To Reds In Rain-Shortened Game

Todd Frazier had an RBI single and a three-run homer off left-hander Mike Kickham (0-3), who has been hit hard in each of his three major league starts.

07/01/2013

Mark Ellis #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two-run home run in the third inning during the MLB game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on June 25, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Giants Lose To Dodgers, Fall Below .500

Los Angeles handed the defending World Series champions their third loss in a row and eighth in 11 games, dropping them under .500 for the first time since losing to the Dodgers on opening day.

06/25/2013

Michael Kickham #59 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in his Major League debut against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kickham Hoping For Better Luck In 2nd Start With Giants

Mike Kickham is hoping his second major league start will be significantly better than the first. The left-hander matches up with another rookie starter in Stephen Fife on Tuesday night as the San Francisco Giants visit the Los Angeles Dodgers.

06/25/2013

Michael Kickham #59 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in his Major League debut against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Kickham Optioned Back To Triple-A After Debut With Giants

The San Francisco Giants optioned left-hander Mike Kickham back to Triple-A Fresno on Wednesday, a day after he made his major league debut against the Oakland Athletics.

05/29/2013

Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by third base coach Mike Gallego #2 after Norris hit a two-run homer during the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at O.co Coliseum on May 28, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Norris, Parker Lead A’s Past Giants In Bay Bridge Series

Derek Norris hit a two-run homer in the second, Jarrod Parker pitched seven strong innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

05/28/2013

San Francisco Giants pitcher Michael Kickham (Photo by Chris Bernacchi/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Giants Turn To Rookie Starter In Hopes Of Rebound Against A’s

With an injury disrupting the San Francisco Giants’ rotation, they’ll have to rely on a rookie left-hander in his first big league start. San Francisco hopes starter Mike Kickham can help it rebound Tuesday night after a 4-1 loss in Oakland on Monday.

05/28/2013