3/12/2014 | Brown, De Paula optioned to Triple-A Fresno
Center fielder Gary Brown and left-hander Jose De Paula were among the more significant players demoted Wednesday as the Giants trimmed 11 players from their Spring Training roster.
3/12/2014 | Sanchez delivers defensive gems at first base
Backup catcher Hector Sanchez demonstrated his dexterity and versatility Wednesday by making three slick plays at first base, a position he has rarely manned.
3/12/2014 | Giants know where to get started on winning path
They know what they have to do to win, and they have shown it, winning two of the last four World Series. It's all about starting pitching, and while other teams can spend an offseason looking for quick fixes to what ails them, the Giants know that the answer to the questions that surrounded their 2013 season can best be answered from within.
3/12/2014 | Lincecum works into fifth; Giants rally in ninth
Right-hander Tim Lincecum worked four shutout innings before hitting a speed bump in the fifth inning -- allowing two runs -- in the Giants' 4-3 comeback win over the White Sox at Scottsdale Stadium on Wednesday. Buster Posey went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Joaquin Arias delivered the walk-off win with a single in the ninth.
3/11/2014 | Posey finds hitting groove with first homer
Buster Posey has swung the bat with his usual grace this spring. Tuesday, he matched looks with results. Posey drilled a three-run, third-inning homer off Cincinnati Reds starter Tony Cingrani and went 3-for-3 with four RBIs to propel the Giants to an 8-5 exhibition triumph.
3/11/2014 | Hudson happy to be tested by Cincinnati
In April or later, Tim Hudson would have been disgusted with himself. But since this was March, Hudson reveled in his inelegant performance in the Giants' 8-5 exhibition victory Tuesday over the Cincinnati Reds.
3/11/2014 | Scutaro continues working toward game action
Second baseman Marco Scutaro continued his regimen of baseball-related activities but still hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game as he copes with back pain.
3/11/2014 | Bonds' hitting advice well-received by Giants
Barry Bonds has remained busy since arriving at Giants camp Monday for his visit as a guest instructor. The Giants' eagerness to tap into Bonds' knowledge appears destined to last through Sunday, when his stint ends.
3/11/2014 | Posey unleashes offense to pick up Hudson
Buster Posey smashed a three-run home run off the Reds' Tony Cingrani to tie Tuesday's game in the third inning, and the Giants would tack on five runs in the game to cruise to an 8-5 victory at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/11/2014 | Scutaro's plate discipline reaches rare heights
Marco Scutaro is a pest. Well, at least against opposing pitchers. In 2013, the Giants second baseman saw an average of 3.92 pitches per plate appearance and was the toughest hitter in Major League Baseball to strike out among qualified hitters -- just 34 times in 547 plate appearances.
3/10/2014 | Huff gets into first spring game with Giants
Competing for a long-relief role, Giants left-hander David Huff made his Cactus League debut in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs by pitching the sixth inning.
3/10/2014 | Bochy enjoys seeing former Giants
Manager Bruce Bochy revealed a soft spot in his heart for former Giants Eli Whiteside and Jonathan Sanchez, who performed for the Cubs in their 3-2 exhibiton victory Monday over San Francisco.
3/10/2014 | Affeldt on board to support Strike Out Cancer
Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, who energetically champions numerous charitable causes, has become the Giants' ambassador for a Strike Out Cancer initiative launched by St. Louis reliever Jason Motte.
3/10/2014 | Giants edged by Cubs after Cain's perfect outing
The Chicago Cubs overcame Matt Cain's five perfect innings by capitalizing on San Francisco's seventh-inning defensive lapses to claim a 3-2 Cactus League decision over the Giants.
3/10/2014 | Cain pitches five perfect innings against Cubs
Looking primed for the regular season, Matt Cain threw five perfect innings in Monday's exhibition against the Chicago Cubs. Cain, who pitched a perfect game against Houston on June 13, 2012, struck out at least one batter in each inning to finish with seven.
3/10/2014 | Time is right for Bonds to rehabilitate image
Maybe Barry Bonds' stint as a guest instructor in Giants camp will serve as some small reminder of the unique talent that existed beyond the hints and shouts and court dates and public persecution and, yes, beyond the general jerkiness, too.
3/10/2014 | Bonds happy but 'nervous' to be in Giants camp
Barry Bonds put on a San Francisco Giants uniform for the first time in 6 1/2 years Monday and returned to the team as a special hitting coach for one week of Spring Training.
3/9/2014 | Giants prospect Escobar knocking on door of Majors
The Giants Futures squad was in Scottsdale on Sunday afternoon, playing a split-squad game against a handful of regulars. And yet, 21-year-old Edwin Escobar was on the mound in Glendale, facing the archrival Dodgers before a packed house and going toe-to-toe with Clayton Kershaw. It's a sure indication that the organization thinks Escobar is not far from shedding the Giants' future label and becoming the Giants' present.
3/9/2014 | Hicks taking advantage of infield audition
Brandon Hicks emphatically stated his case for a roster spot Sunday afternoon at Camelback Ranch. He knocked in all three Giants runs, including two with a long homer off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
3/9/2014 | Bumgarner dominates Giants Future Stars
Madison Bumgarner was sharp and top prospect Kyle Crick couldn't find the strike zone, as a split Giants squad knocked off the "Giants Future Stars," 8-0, on Sunday at Scottsdale Stadium.
3/9/2014 | Hicks, Escobar shine in contest vs. Dodgers
Edwin Escobar started for the Giants and pitched three innings, while Brandon Hicks hit a two-run homer off Clayton Kershaw and forced in the go-ahead run in Sunday's 3-2 victory over the Dodgers.
3/9/2014 | Romo refining changeup in early spring outings
Sergio Romo hasn't yet unveiled his slider to opposing hitters this spring. He's been throwing a strict fastball-changeup mix with the hopes of developing his changeup into a reliable third option.
3/9/2014 | Pence, Morse given day off to rest injuries
Giants outfielders Hunter Pence (left shoulder) and Michael Morse (right calf) were both out of the lineup against the Dodgers on Sunday, as manager Bruce Bochy gave them a day off to recover.
3/8/2014 | Pence (elbow), Morse (calf) are day to day
The Giants' outfield has suddenly been bitten by the injury bug, as both Hunter Pence (left elbow) and Michael Morse (calf) are day to day with injuries and doubtful for Sunday's split-squad doubleheader.
3/8/2014 | Vogelsong caught between old and new delivery
In Saturday's Cactus League contest against Seattle, Giants right-hander Ryan Vogelsong found himself caught up between his old and new delivery, and the results weren't pretty.
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