Pitchers

Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Study Finds Tommy John Surgery Doesn’t Boost Pitcher Performance

On average, the number of innings pitched fell among the study group from 59 to 50 per season, while ERA’s swelled from 4.15 to 4.74 and WHIP ticked up from 1.40 before the operation to 1.48 after.

03/11/2014

Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Once-Stable Giants Bullpen May Need Closer Help

Gone are Brian Wilson, Ramon Ramirez and Guillermo Mota of seasons past. The Giants currently rank 15th in bullpen ERA, a sharp drop-off from the last three seasons, where they finished second in MLB every season.

07/16/2012

10 Sexiest Giants Players

Giants’ Zito Hoping To Bounce Back In 2012

Barry Zito made a slight change to his delivery this winter he hopes will help him rebound from an injury-plagued season.

02/20/2012

Javier Lopez of the San Francisco Giants. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Giants Bringing Back Relievers Lopez, Affeldt

Left-handed reliever Javier Lopez has agreed to an $8.5 million, two-year contract to stay with the San Francisco Giants, who also have picked up the $5 million contract option for fellow lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt.

10/31/2011

San Francisco Giants Spring Training

Giants Pitchers, Catchers Report For Spring Training

The clubhouse inside Scottsdale Stadium didn’t look much different than any other time at the start of spring training, with one exception: The miniature replica of the San Francisco Giants’ World Series banner tacked to an overhang on the ceiling.

CBS San Francisco–02/14/2011

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