San Francisco Giants

What Giants’ pitchers are testing and trying out this spring |Mar 18, 2018

Giants' pitchers are tinkering with mechanics, testing out new pitches and trying to refine their approaches before the regular season starts.

Why Bochy thinks left is the right spot for Giants’ prospect Shaw |Mar 18, 2018

Prospect Chris Shaw hits for power, but it took the Giants awhile to find him a home in the field.

Why Jeff Samardzija isn’t alarmed by poor spring results |Mar 16, 2018

Jeff Samardzija has allowed three home runs in a single inning in each of his last two starts.

What Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt proved to Bruce Bochy |Mar 16, 2018

Hunter Pence nearly doubled his hit total for the entire spring while Brandon Belt hit a soaring home run.

Why Jeff Samardzija isn’t alarmed by poor spring results |Mar 15, 2018

Jeff Samardzija has allowed three home runs in a single inning in each of his last two starts.

How Derek Holland can earn a role with the Giants’ pitching staff |Mar 15, 2018

Derek Holland logged 3.1 innings of one-run ball and continues to impress in his bid for a roster spot.

Ex-Giants closer Nen on Melancon’s rehab: ‘It took me almost the All-Star break’ to feel pain-free |Mar 15, 2018

Mark Melancon, signed by the Giants as a free agent, had a disappointing 2017 season that ended in surgery on his right forearm.

Why the Giants can turn one of their biggest flaws into a team strength |Mar 15, 2018

Offseason moves and spring training adjustments have manager Bruce Bochy feeling much better about a key part of his team.

Why Johnny Cueto and Mark Melancon spent the day at Minor League camp |Mar 14, 2018

Johnny Cueto and Mark Melancon didn't travel with the Giants Wednesday. Their day at Minor League camp was one to remember.

Tensions escalate, umpire issues warnings in first Giants-A’s meeting |Mar 12, 2018

Giants' manager Bruce Bochy was upset after infielder Orlando Calixte was hit in the back with a pitch Monday.

Giants announce first cuts of spring training |Mar 12, 2018

The Giants' roster is beginning to take shape as the club announced its first cuts of the spring.

How former Dodger Tony Watson is adjusting to life with the Giants |Mar 11, 2018

Richard Sherman isn't the only athlete who signed with a Bay Area team this offseason after playing for a rival.

Bochy provides updates on Longoria, Melancon after Saturday win |Mar 10, 2018

Giants' closer Mark Melancon is slow-playing spring training as he returns from surgery while Evan Longoria is dealing with a new injury.

Gregor Blanco wants Giants homecoming to include another World Series ring |Mar 9, 2018

Gregor Blanco has a lot of great memories from playing with the Giants, but now that he's back with the team he'd like to help bring another World Series to San Francisco.

Friendly competition brings out the best in Giants pitchers |Mar 9, 2018

Chris Stratton and Derek Holland may be competing against each other for a spot in the Giants starting rotation, but that doesn't mean that can't still help each other.

What Johnny Cueto changed in his second spring start |Mar 9, 2018

Johnny Cueto looked like a completely different pitcher on Thursday against Seattle. He explained why that's the case.

How Buster Posey looked in return from ankle ‘tweak’ |Mar 9, 2018

Giants' catcher Buster Posey returned to action after a 12-day absence and went 3-for-3.

Kelby Tomlinson playing with a heavy heart after family tragedies |Mar 9, 2018

Days before spring training started, Giants' infielder Kelby Tomlinson lost two relatives.

Bruce Bochy updates status of Buster Posey’s ankle |Mar 8, 2018

Buster Posey has taken just two spring at-bats, and was held out of the lineup again on Wednesday with an ankle injury.

How Mac Williamson’s hot spring impacts the Giants’ outfield outlook |Mar 8, 2018

Giants' outfielder Mac Williamson is no stranger to impressive spring performances. This year, though, there's a real difference.

Ten Bay Area athletes who hit bottom because of substance abuse |Mar 7, 2018

A list of 10 Bay Area athletes who saw their careers derailed because of substance abuse.

How Madison Bumgarner views a high spring strikeout total |Mar 7, 2018

Giants' ace Madison Bumgarner struck out six more hitters in his third outing of the spring.

Giants’ Mailbag: The short-term and long-term questions facing the team |Mar 7, 2018

The Giants have short-term questions they must answer in the near future, but they also have long-term concerns to begin confronting.

Return of baseball’s bullpen cart harmless enough, but these 5 1970s relics must never be resurrected |Mar 7, 2018

Arizona Diamondbacks to resurrect bullpen cart, once ubiquitous in MLB, to transport relief pitchers to the mound.

Mark Melancon views ‘discomfort’ as part of recovery process |Mar 7, 2018

Mark Melancon updates the status of his pitching arm after his first Cactus League outing Wednesday.

Why Tim Lincecum is sorry but not sorry |Mar 6, 2018

Texas Rangers putting finishing touches on deal for ex-Giants ace

Why Tim Lincecum is sorry but not sorry |Mar 6, 2018

Texas Rangers putting finishing touches on deal for ex-Giants ace

Why Tim Lincecum is sorry but not sorry |Mar 6, 2018

Texas Rangers putting finishing touches on deal for ex-Giants ace

Ex-Giants Lincecum and Moore won’t haggle over No. 55, but not all uniform wars are amicably resolved |Mar 6, 2018

To many athletes, uniform numbers are alternate identities, calling cards and status symbols.

Why Tim Lincecum is sorry but not sorry |Mar 6, 2018

Texas Rangers putting finishing touches on deal for ex-Giants ace

Will Matt Moore give up No. 55 for Tim Lincecum? |Mar 5, 2018

A pair of former Giants are now teammates with the Texas Rangers, but which one will wear No. 55?

Duggar does it again: Giants rookie continues case for roster spot |Mar 5, 2018

Centerfield hopeful batting .412 with a .474 on-base percentage and 1.000 slugging percentage.

How Chris Berman turned Giants ‘managing’ gig into a sweet tribute |Mar 4, 2018

ESPN broadcaster delivers moving speech to team and makes an unusual pitching change

Johnny Cueto taking different approach in regular season preparations |Mar 3, 2018

Giants' pitcher Johnny Cueto struggled to locate his cutter in his first outing of the spring.

Why Evan Longoria was eager to ditch his DH role |Mar 3, 2018

Evan Longoria wasn't scheduled to play the field until next week, but the Giants are glad they gave him the chance on Saturday.

Where Madison Bumgarner stands now compared to previous springs |Mar 2, 2018

Madison Bumgarner threw three perfect innings Friday and explained his preparation process for Opening Day.

The two Giants shaking up the infield competition in different ways |Mar 2, 2018

The Giants made it a mission to create more competition for bench spots this spring, and so far, Bruce Bochy has a variety of talented contributors to choose from.

Spring standouts and an early Giants’ 25-man roster prediction |Mar 2, 2018

What players are making an early impression and who's a surprise candidate to earn a 25-man roster spot?

College coach (a former Giant) fired after rejecting recruit from cannabis state with ‘liberal politicians’ |Mar 1, 2018

Texas Wesleyan University responds to controversy over its baseball coach by conveying messages of inclusion and nondiscrimination.

Is Joe Panik the Giants’ answer in the leadoff spot? |Mar 1, 2018

The Giants don't have a prototypical leadoff hitter on their roster, but second baseman Joe Panik could slide into that spot with a strong spring.

Lincecum’s comeback a long shot? Not so fast — look what these four guys did |Mar 1, 2018

Former Giants Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum has signed with the Texas Rangers for 2018 after sitting out 2017 and a forgettable 2016 cameo with the Angels.

Why Austin Jackson is qualified to embrace an undefined role with Giants |Mar 1, 2018

Entering his ninth Major League season, Austin Jackson is set to play for his sixth different club.

How Madison Bumgarner and Johnny Cueto apply the art of deception |Mar 1, 2018

What makes Madison Bumgarner "elite", how does Johnny Cueto maximize his arsenal and what Giants' prospects could make a big splash in the near future? We asked a Giants' catcher for his take.

How Chris Stratton is setting the bar higher in Giants’ rotation competition |Mar 1, 2018

Chris Stratton threw three scoreless innings on Thursday, but the right-hander didn't live up to his own level of expectations.

Johnny Cueto and Mark Melancon explain what’s next after facing hitters |Feb 28, 2018

Johnny Cueto and Mark Melancon haven't appeared in a Cactus League game yet, but both players faced a big test on the Giants' back field Wednesday.

Giants’ Mailbag: Evaluating the outfield, starting pitching and more |Feb 28, 2018

You asked, we answered. With outfield battles and a starting pitching competition heating up, here's the latest from Giants' camp in Scottsdale.

Tim Lincecum reportedly picks Rangers over Dodgers |Feb 27, 2018

Tim Lincecum is embarking on a Major League comeback with another American League West team.

Big day for Brandon Belt goes far beyond three-hit game |Feb 27, 2018

Giants first baseman digs in against the team -- and the concussion -- that ended his season last August.

Is Tim Lincecum headed to the Dodgers? |Feb 27, 2018

Tim Lincecum has reportedly narrowed his list of finalists to three teams.

The pitch Jeff Samardzija thinks can be a difference-maker this season |Feb 27, 2018

Jeff Samardzija throws seven different pitches, but when he's at his best, one secondary offering has the chance to be a swing-and-miss pitch.