All-Star Game stat pack

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All-Star Game stat pack

This will be first time ever the Giants have 4 players in the startinglineup in an All-Star Game.(3 Starters in 1934, 1989 & 2001)

This will be the first time the Giants have the starting pitcher andstarting catcher in the All-Star Game.

Recent All-Star Starting Batteries from Same Team
2012 GiantsMatt Cain & Buster Posey
2006 TigersKenny Rogers & Ivan Rodriguez
1995 Dodgers Hideo Nomo & Mike Piazza
1993 PhilliesTerry Mulholland & Darren Daulton
1989 AthleticsDave Stewart & Terry Steinbach

2012 will be the 8th time a Giants pitcher has started the All-StarGame
1934 Carl Hubbell 3IP, 0 Runs, 6 K's - ND
1965 Juan Marichal 3 IP, 0 Runs, 0 K's - ND
1967 Juan Marichal 3 IP, 0 Runs, 3 K's - ND
1978 Vida Blue3 IP, 3 Runs, 2 K's - ND
1989 Rick Reuschel 1 IP, 2 Runs, 0 K's - ND
2003 Jason Schmidt 2 IP, 0 Runs, 3 K's - ND
2009 Tim Lincecum 2 IP, 2 Runs, 1 K - ND
Recent Giants Pitchers in All-Star Game
2011 Brian WilsonRetired both batters faced, Credited with Save
2010 Brian WilsonRetired all 3 batters faced
2009 Tim Lincecum Started: 2 IP, 2H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 K
2008 Brian WilsonRetired both batters faced, 1 K

Giants to Start at 3B in All-Star Game
1952 Bobby Thomson(0-2)
1994 Matt Williams(0-3, 2 K's)
2012 Pablo Sandoval

Pablo Sandoval
2011 All-Star Game at Arizona
1 for 1, RBI Double

Giants to Start at Catcher in All-Star Game
1946 Walker Cooper(1-1)
1947 Walker Cooper(0-3, 1 K)
1948 Walker Cooper(0-2)
1963 Ed Bailey(1-1, BB, RBI)
2012 Buster Posey

Giants to Start in CF in All-Star Game
Mel Ott1938-39
Willie Mays 1957-66, 68, 70-71 (17 games)
Melky Cabrera 2012
Giants Starting Outfielders in All-Star Game
Mel Ott 1935, 38-39, 42
Willard Marshall1949
Don Mueller1955
Willie Mays1957-66, 68, 70-71 (17 Games)
OrlandoCepeda 1961 (2 Games)
Kevin Mitchell 1989-90
Barry Bonds1993-98, 01-02, 04, 07
Melky Cabrera 2012

The last time the Giants had 4 players in an All-Star Game was1990 at Wrigley Field
Will Clark1 for 3
Kevin Mitchell0 for 2, K
Matt Williams0 for 1, K
Jeff Brantley.1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER - Loss
OaklandRookie All-Stars
1977Wayne Gross
1978Matt Keough
1986Jose Canseco
1987Mark McGwire
1998Ben Grieve
2009Andrew Bailey
2012Ryan Cook

Recent A's Pitchers in All-Star Game
2011 Gio GonzalezStruck out only Batter Faced
2010 Andrew BaileyFaced 2 Batters (1 BB, 1 K)
2008 JustinDuchscherer 1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 K
2007 Dan Haren Started: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1BB, 2 K's)
2006 Barry Zito Retired all 3 Batters Faced

A's Managers named asAll-Star Coach
1959 Harry Craft
1962 Hank Bauer
1984 Jackie Moore
1987 Tony La Russa
1998 Art Howe
2005 Ken Macha
2010 Bob Geren
2012 Bob Melvin

A's Pitchers who have Won All-Star Game
1971 Vida Blue
2004 Mark Mulder

A's Pitchers who have lost All-Star Game
1967 Catfish Hunter
1987 Jay Howell
1995 SteveOntiveros

A's Pitchers to Save All-Star Game
1933Lefty Grove
1948Joe Coleman
1988Dennis Eckersley
1990Dennis Eckersley
1991Dennis Eckersley
2003Keith Foulke
Giants Pitchers to Win All-Star Game
1951Sal Maglie
1959Johnny Antonelli
1961Stu Miller
1962Juan Marichal
1964Juan Marichal
1966Gaylord Perry
1981Vida Blue

Giants Pitchers to Lose All-Star Game
1990Jeff Brantley
1993John Burkett
1997Shawn Estes

Giants Pitchers to Save All-Star Game
1940Carl Hubbell
1956Johnny Antonelli
2011Brian Wilson

Athletics All-Star Game Home Runs
1935 Jimmie Foxxoff Bill Walker
1971 Reggie Jacksonoff Dock Ellis
1988 TerrySteinbachoff Dwight Gooden

Giants All-Star Game Home Runs
1947 Johnny Mizeoff Spec Shea
1956 Willie Maysoff Whitey Ford
1960 Willie Maysoff Whitey Ford
1965 Willie Maysoff Milt Pappas (Lead-off HR)
1969 Willie McCoveyoff Blue Moon Odom
Willie McCoveyoff Denny McLain
1970 Dick Dietzoff Catfish Hunter
1973 Bobby Bondsoff Bill Singer
1992 Will Clarkoff Rick Aguilera
1998 Barry Bondsoff Bartolo Colon
2002 Barry Bondsoff Roy Halladay
All-Star Games
N.L. Lead all-time series 42-38-2
N.L. has won 2 Straight
A.L. had gone 12-0-1 over previous 13
From 1960 thru 1985 N.L. went 25-3-1

All-Star Games in Kansas City
July 11, 1960
N.L. Wins 5-3
Willie Mays (SF): 3 for 4, Triple, Double
Ernie Banks (CHC): 2 for 4, 2-Run HR

July 24, 1973
N.L. Wins 7-1
MVP: Bobby Bonds (SF) 2 for 2, 2 Run HR, Double
Johnny Bench (CIN): Solo HR
Willie Mays (NYM): Last All-Star Game (0-1)

Dodgers trade top pitching prospect to Rays for 2B Forsythe

Dodgers trade top pitching prospect to Rays for 2B Forsythe

The Dodgers' months-long search for a second baseman is over.

Los Angeles has acquired infielder Logan Forsythe from the Rays, the team announced Monday afternoon.

The Dodgers are sending top pitching prospect Jose De Leon to Tampa Bay.

In 127 games for the Rays in 2016, the 30-year-old Forsythe hit .264/.333/.444 with 24 doubles, 20 home runs and 52 RBI.

Forsythe is set to make $7 million in 2017 and has a team option worth $8.5 million or a $1 million buyout for 2018.

De Leon, 24, made his major league debut for the Dodgers during the 2016 season. In four starts, he posted a 6.35 ERA while striking out 15 batters in 17 innings. In 16 startts for Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2016, De Leon registered a 2.61 ERA and struck out 111 batters in just 86.1 innings.

A native of Puerto Rico, De Leon was recently ranked as the Dodgers' No. 3 prospect Baseball America.

For most of the offseason, the Dodgers had been linked to Twins second baseman Brian Dozier, but the two sides couldn't come together on a deal.

Spring training to be slightly shortened starting in 2018

Spring training to be slightly shortened starting in 2018

NEW YORK -- For everyone who thinks spring training is too long, help is on the way - a little, anyway.

Spring training will be shortened by two days starting in 2018, when new restrictions in Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement take effect on game times for regular-season getaway days.

The voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players will be 43 days before the major league opener instead of 45, according to a copy of the agreement obtained by The Associated Press. For other players, the date will be 38 days ahead instead of 40.

The change was tied to spreading each team's 162 regular-season games over 187 days, up from 183.

Players' association Assistant General Counsel Matt Nussbaum said the union's goal was to create more days off during the season "in a way that doesn't just chew up offseason days."

"We have heard for years and I'm sure we will continue to hear that spring training is too long, that guys are really ready to go well before opening day, but I think what the commissioner's office would tell you is that there are big challenges for the clubs in substantially shortening spring training because they have various commitments to put on a certain number of games," he said Monday.

Late arrival times ahead of regular-season series openers also were addressed.

Starting in 2018, the latest possible start time on getaway days when either team is traveling to a game in another city the next day or a home off day will be calculated by subtracting the time of the flight over 2½ hours from 7 p.m.

There are cutouts for Sunday night games broadcast by ESPN and games after June 1 at Texas' current home ballpark - where the Rangers avoid afternoons for much of the season because of the heat.

Another new rule for 2018 says no game in the original schedule may be set for before 5 p.m. when a team played the previous night in another city starting 7 p.m. or later. There are exceptions involving flights of 90 minutes or less for home openers and holiday weekends. Current cutouts are carried over for up to six exceptions each season at Chicago's Wrigley Field and rescheduled games involving flights of 90 minutes or less.

"We fully recognize that our players play a very demanding schedule, and we're always looking for ways to ease the burden on players while at the same time scheduling games at a convenient time for our fans to watch them," MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem said.

Sunday night games on holiday weekends followed by afternoon games still seem likely to occur.

"We have contracts with various national broadcast partners that limit our ability to schedule day games in certain instances," Halem said.

Nussbaum said if the players had their way, there would be "a flat rule that says all getaway games are day games" but understand why that would cause difficulty for teams.

"There's still going to be some challenges in the schedule," he said, "but we think what we've done with these two prongs is pare back the most egregious of the travel."

As part of the agreement, one game in the major leagues may be scheduled each year on the Thursday after the All-Star Game starting in 2018.