San Francisco Giants
San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner allowed one hit in two scoreless innings in his first spring training outing as he prepares for a his first opening-day start, and a San Francisco Giants’ split squad defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Friday.
One of two men who pleaded guilty to the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium will be held without bail on federal firearms charges.
Josh Reddick made two highlight-reel catches to take away homers from Michael Morse, Brandon Moss and Stephen Vogt each drove in two runs during a six-run fourth inning against San Francisco closer Sergio Romo, and the Oakland Athletics opened Cactus League play with a 10-5 victory over the Giants on Wednesday.
Manager Bruce Bochy made the announcement Tuesday at spring training that Bumgarner would pitch March 31 at Arizona. This marks Bumgarner’s first opening day start. He was the only member of the San Francisco rotation with a winning record last season at 13-9 with a 2.77 ERA in 31 starts and 201 1-3 innings. He made his first NL All-Star team.
The new rule doesn’t ban all home plate collisions. It allows the catcher to block the plate if he has the ball, and allows the runner to make an effort to touch the plate without lowering his shoulder or pushing through with his hands, elbows or arms.
Nearly three years after a violent home plate smash-up ended the season of star San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, Major League Baseball is changing the rules for collisions at home plate.
Two time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum has won a settlement with a former landlord that sued him. The Chronicle is reporting the Giants pitcher has been awarded a $100 settlement from the former landlord.
Prosecutors say one of the two men who pleaded guilty Thursday in the beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow could be released immediately after receiving credit for time already served.
A lawsuit filed by three former minor league baseball players against Major League Baseball in federal court in San Francisco appears to be the nation’s first attempted class-action case claiming the players aren’t paid the minimum wage, their lawyer said Tuesday.
CBS baseball insider John Heyman reports that there is no evidence that Zito, 36, actually sought a job this off-season. There is no word of any injury for the lefty, who just finished a 5-11season with a 5.74 ERA for the San Francisco Giants, the final year of a seven-season $126 Million deal.