Giants reinstate Fontenot, send Hall to DL


Giants reinstate Fontenot, send Hall to DL

July 8, 2011


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Mychael Urban

SAN FRANCISCO -- The frequently changing plan for infielder Mike Fontenot changed again Friday when the Giants activated him from the 15-day disabled list to replace second baseman Bill Hall on the roster.Hall, who was spiked in the left shin during Thursday win over the visiting Padres and required seven stitches to close a gash that cut to the bone, was placed on the 15-day DL himself.Fontenot, who has been on the DL with a groin strain since May 26 and suffered a setback during his minor-league rehab stint June 10, went 1-for-4 for the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday.On Wednesday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy told the media that Fontenot was likely to be expected to re-join the team for Fridays opener of a three-game series against the visiting Mets.On Thursday, after Fontenot went 0-for-4 with the Grizzlies on Wednesday night, Bochy said Fontenot was in a holding pattern in regards to returning by the weekend for health reasons, suggesting the groin wasnt 100 percent.Halls injury, however, prompted the need for another infielder, so Fontenot was summoned to AT&T Park, where Miguel Tejada was penciled in as the starting second baseman for the series opener against New York.

Giants hammer Taillon, return favor with 11-3 win over Pirates

Giants hammer Taillon, return favor with 11-3 win over Pirates


SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner allowed one run over five innings for his first win of the season, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

Eduardo Nunez drove in two runs in what appeared to be his final game with San Francisco. The veteran infielder has been the subject of trade rumors and was pulled from the game in the fifth inning. Nunez was later seen on television shaking hands with several teammates in the Giants' clubhouse.

Bumgarner also singled and scored, Buster Posey had three hits and an RBI and Joe Panik added a bases-loaded triple as struggling San Francisco won for only the fifth time in 16 games.

Josh Harrison singled twice for the Pirates, who fell behind 9-0 and couldn't recover. Pittsburgh stranded seven runners in the first five innings, including four in scoring position.

Making his third start since coming off the disabled list after nearly three months following a dirt bike accident in Colorado on April 20, Bumgarner (1-4) was mostly sharp while quieting a potent Pittsburgh lineup and ending the Pirates' seven-game winning streak at AT&T Park.

Giants trade Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

Giants trade Eduardo Nunez to Red Sox

Eduardo Nunez's time with the Giants is up as they have traded the third baseman to the Boston Red Sox.

The teams announced the trade shortly after the Giants beat the Pirates 11-3 on Tuesday night.

Fox Sports was the first to report the news.

The Giants will acquire minor league pitchers Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos.

Nunez was lifted for pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fifth inning Tuesday night and was seen hugging teammates as he left the dugout.

In 75 games with the Giants this season, Nunez hit .308/.334/.417 with 21 doubles, four home runs, 29 RBI and 17 stolen bases.

Nunez was acquired from the Twins last summer for two prospects.