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Puerto Rico in scarce supply of hair dye amid World Baseball Classic fever
As the World Baseball Classic heads to the championship game, blondes are having more fun and all of Puerto Rico wants in on the action.
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Bonds details biggest change in new capacity with Giants
Barry Bonds addressed the media in Arizona a day after the Giants announced that he's joining the front office as a special advisor.
Barry Bonds: Returning to Giants 'what I'm supposed to do'
A day after he was announced as a special advisor to CEO Larry Baer, Barry Bonds officially joined the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium...
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Team USA beats Japan 2-1, advances to first WBC title game
Brandon Crawford scored the go-ahead run and Luke Gregerson closed out Team USA's 2-1 win over Japan in the WBC semifinal on Tuesday night.
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Giants spring training Day 37: With LF options dropping, Marrero stays hot
Chris Marrero has come to the park everyday hoping to leave an impression with the coaching staff -- so far, he's accomplished that...
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Morse out at least two weeks; Giants hopeful he keeps playing
A hamstring injury with a week left in camp has Michael Morse pondering a trio of options...
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Ryan Vogelsong asks for, granted release by Twins
Ryan Vogelsong's quest to make the Twins rotation ended on Tuesday when the team granted his request to be released.
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Morse hurts hamstring, joins growing group of injured Giants
After a remarkably healthy month, the Giants are dropping left and right, changing some important races for Opening Day spots...
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Will Smith gets bad news from MRI, could be looking at long layoff
On Tuedsay morning, Giants general manager Bobby Evans said the imaging, Will Smith's second of the spring, showed some damage...
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Barry Bonds joins Giants front office
San Francisco Giants CEO and president Larry Baer made an announcement Tuesday. The move had been in the works for awhile...
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Puerto Rico edges Netherlands in 11th to reach World Baseball Classic final
A sacrifice fly with the bases loaded propelled Puerto Rico to win over the Dutch and the World Baseball Classic final...
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Giants spring training Day 36: Hill adds to strong showing with start in LF
In his pursuit to lock down a Opening Day roster spot, Aaron Hill on Monday played a position for the first time since his college days...
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After missing out on WBC, Cueto dominates White Sox
He made have been absent to start camp, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy assures everyone that Johnny Cueto is right on schedule...
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Giants' Will Smith exits game, set for MRI after again feeling pain in elbow
Will Smith's second appearance of the spring was cut short Monday with the lefty reliever experienced pain in his left elbow...
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After breaking through late in 2016, Okert pushing for Opening Day job
If Steven Okert were to sneak a glance at the stat sheet, he would see a young left-hander who has done everything necessary...
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Giants spring training Day 35: Veterans scuffling as camp nears an end
As two Giants are starring for Team USA, their veterans are having a hard time in Arizona with spring training dwindling down.
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Giants prospects Beede, Arroyo impress in final hours in big league camp
Before Sunday's game, the Giants assigned their top two prospects to minor league camp. With one more chance to impress, they certainly did.
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Arroyo, Beede shine light on Giants' future in loss
While the Giants lost 6-4 in spring training to the Brewers, their top prospects showed their talent.
Posey had fingers crossed Giants would sign 'nasty' Melancon
Giants catcher Buster Posey sits down with Amy G to discuss the signing of Mark Melancon.
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Giants top catching prospect Garcia describes focus of offseason work
Aramis Garcia has been labeled a bat-first catcher. But the Giants prospect set out this offseason to change that description.
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Giants closer Melancon to join Team USA for WBC semifinal
Now that Team USA has advanced to the semifinals of the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Mark Melancon is leaving the Giants to join the squad.
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Team USA knocks out defending champs, advances to WBC semifinals
Adam Jones made a catch for the ages and Giancarlo Stanton hit a monster home run as Team USA beat the Domincan Republic to advance to the WBC semifinals.
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Giants spring training Day 34: Moore working hard to improve hitting
Matt Moore will never reach Madison Bumgarner-levels with his bat, but the Giants starter is looking forward to a full season of hitting.
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USA faces must-win game after loss to Puerto Rico at WBC
Buster Posey homered and Brandon Crawford had a big hit in the ninth inning, but it wasn't enough for Team USA against Puerto Rico...
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Giants spring training Day 33: Morse makes spring debut in outfield
Another day, another opportunity for Michael Morse to stake his claim and try to make the Giants' Opening Day roster...
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Cain: 'I’m getting to where I need to get'
Despite an eye-popping ERA in Spring training, Matt Cain sees his game improving after every outing...
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Pavlovic: Three key position battles remain during Spring
Giants Insider Alex Pavlovic breaks down three key positions that are still yet to be decided going into the spring training home stretch...
What they're saying: Happy Saint Patrick's Day
The Giants, A's, Warriors, 49ers and Hunter Pence all took to social media on Friday...
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CSN Bay Area to air 145 Giants games during 2017 season
CSN Bay Area announced Thursday that it will carry 145 games during the 2017 regular season, which will be streamed in-market for the first time...
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The Giants Insider Podcast: Matt Cain
Matt Cain sits down to discuss his recent struggles, helping the pitchers who are trying to take that No. 5 spot, the potential of this rotation, the five-year anniversary of his perfect game, and much more...
Michael Morse
Krukow: Morse 'definitely in the argument' to make Giants roster
Michael Morse seemed like a longshot to make the Giants' roster. But the 2014 postseason hero is making a strong case to stick around...
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Jones, Hosmer homer, Team USA rallies past Venezuela in WBC
Adam Jones and Eric Hosmer homered in the eighth inning as Team USA rallied past Venezuela to win the WBC second-round opener on Wednesday.
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Giants spring training Day 31: Bumgarner dominates in lengthy outing
An extremely efficient Madison Bumgarner was in midseason form on the mound Wednesday. As for the batter's box? Not so much.
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Krukow: Giants have been patient with Kyle Crick, 'he just hasn't responded'
Kyle Crick had a solid Cactus League showing this spring, but Mike Krukow has some concerns...
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Giants GM Evans explains front office's thinking with Christian Arroyo
Christian Arroyo continues to show flashes of his offensive potential. But, the Giants certainly don't plan on rushing him to the majors...
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Samardzija roughed up by Rangers, Giants cut 12 after loss
Jeff Samardzija was tagged for eight hits and seven runs in the Giants' 7-1 loss to the Rangers on Monday night in Arizona.
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Posey crushes deep blast, Crawford stays hot as USA advances in WBC
Buster Posey drove in three runs and Brandon Crawford continued to look in midseason form in Team USA's blowout win over Canada to advance in the WBC.
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Moore tosses four innings, Parker collects three hits in Giants' win
Vying for a spot as the Giants' starting left fielder, Jarrett Parker continued to shine at the plate this spring Sunday in a win over the D'backs.
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Rockies' big offseason acquisition hit by pitch, breaks hand
The Rockies suffered a big blow on Sunday when offseason signee Ian Desmond broke his hand after being hit by a pitch.
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Arroyo addresses possibility of playing left field for Giants
As Christian Arroyo gets close to the majors, the Giants are having him play different positions. So is left field something that's been discussed?
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Morse goes deep twice, Cueto makes spring debut in win over Reds
Veteran Michael Morse showed he still has power and Johnny Cueto stepped on the hill for the first time this spring as the Giants took down the Reds.
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Team USA blows late lead on Cruz's crushing three-run homer
With one swing of the bat, Nelson Cruz shook Marlins Park as the Dominican Republic roared back for a huge comeback over Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
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Team USA wins their World Baseball Classic opener with walk-off in extras
Team USA battled all the way into extra innings, but found a way to take down Colombia in their World Baseball Classic opener.
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Giants spring training Day 26: Alguacil visits clubhouse, says he feels great
After a scary sight that included facial fractures from taking a ball to the face, Giants coach Jose Alguacil is in high spirits...
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Samardzija, Melancon to be added as World Baseball Classic alternates
Melancon set to join Team USA as soon as second round. 
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Cardinals, Pirates to play in inaugural MLB Little League Classic
In a way to integrate youth baseball with big leaguers, Major League Baseball announced its plans for the MLB Little League Classic...
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Bumgarner shares third best odds of winning 2017 Cy Young Award
Madison Bumgarner finished ninth in 2013, fourth in 2014, sixth in 2015 and fourth last year in Cy Young voting...
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The Giants Insider Podcast: Mac Williamson & Jarrett Parker
This episode focuses on the two players fighting for the left field job. First, Mac Williamson on their friendship, overcoming injuries, being a young pinch-hit option, working with Matt Duffy and more....
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Giants spring training Day 24: Cueto feels good after long throwing session
After arriving late to spring training while tending to his ill father, Johnny Cueto proved he's still the work-horse the Giants will lean on again.
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Angel Pagan explains why he has turned down minor league deals
Why is Angel Pagan still a free agent? The former Giants outfielder explained on Wednesday morning...
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Minor leaguers wage suit against MLB recertified as a class action
Minor league baseball players are taking MLB to federal court in San Francisco as they are allegedly making less than minimum wage...
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Morse calls his shot before first spring training homer back with Giants
In the past, Michael Morse has dominated at the plate in spring training. With a rough start this year, the vet offered a prediction...
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Giants spring training Day 23: Right-handed bats make noise vs Dodgers
With Bruce Bochy stacking the lineup with righties, several players fighting for roster spots made an impact Tuesday against the Dodgers.
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Matt Moore finding comfort zone in first spring with Giants
Matt Moore has spent this spring getting to know all the people behind the scenes in the organization, and he smiled Tuesday when he explained...
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Postseason star Gillaspie continues to work on becoming impact defender
Conor Gillaspie can still be prone to an extra step or two, but he continues to get smoother over time. Basic drills are a part of his every day...
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Giants' coach Alguacil posts gruesome photo: 'Recovering slowly'
Two days after being struck by a foul ball, Giants first base coach Jose Alguacil posted a selfie showing off the damage...
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Giants spring training Day 22: Three weeks in, Bochy looking for versatility
As Bruce Bochy and the Giants look to fill out the 25-man roster, they are purposely putting veterans in unfamilar positions to test them.
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Posey, Crawford fired up as they leave for World Baseball Classic
The Giants will continue their spring preparation without two cornerstones. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford departed Monday...
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Giants spring training Day 21: Alguacil expected to miss two weeks
While Jose Alguacil joked with Bruce Bochy after throwing BP on Monday, the Giants' first base coach is expected to miss a couple of weeks.
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Giants 1B coach Alguacil undergoes surgery after getting hit by foul ball
Jose Alguacil, in his first spring training as a Giants coach, will have surgery to fix a broken nose after being struck by a foul ball Saturday.
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Cueto arrives in Giants camp, confirms he'll skip first round of WBC
After missing the first few weeks of spring training, Johnny Cueto finally arrived Saturday. And he came with news regarding the WBC...
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Giants spring training Day 19: Samardzija sharp in another loss
The Giants haven’t done much right after opening the spring 3-0, but there was at least one positive to take away from Friday...
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Posey feeling better, facing heavy workload in upcoming WBC
Buster Posey will fly to Florida on Monday to start preparing for the World Baseball Classic, a different way to prepare for the new MLB season.
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Down on the Farm: 10 Giants prospects to watch in 2017
The Giants are not known to have top tier farm systems, yet their home-grown players defy rankings. Here's 10 prospects to keep your eyes on this season.
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Giants spring training Day 18: WBC trio off to slow start as tourney approaches
Three Giants are set to play in the World Baseball Classic. Right now, the trio isn't looking up to speed with games right around the corner.
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Rollins sharp in spring debut at second base: 'Let the instincts take over'
Jimmy Rollins hadn't played second base in 15 years. Fighting for a job with the Giants, the veteran is showing off his versatility.
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Giants notes: Cueto's arrival; Posey sidelined again
Johnny Cueto has been working out at the Giants' facility in the Dominican Republic and the staff isn't concerned about the missed time...
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Giants spring training Day 17: Parker making noise early in camp
Jarrett Parker entered spring training in a deep battle for left field and the Giants' powerful lefty is opening eyes early on.
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Posey scratched from lineup vs Dodgers with stiff neck
Originally in the linuep against the Dodgers on Wednesday, Buster Posey has been scratched due to a "very minor" stiff neck.
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Giants spring training Day 16: Rollins IDs similarities between Kershaw, Bumgarner
Two years ago, Jimmy Rollins played behind Clayton Kershaw. This spring, he's experiencing Madison Bumgarner. Tuesday, he compared them.
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The Giants Insider Podcast: Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins discusses his first impressions of the Giants, what it was like to be on other side of Giants-Dodgers rivalry, Bumgarner vs. Kershaw and much more...
Former Giants in other camps as non-roster invitees
Jonathan Sanchez threw a no-hitter on July 10, 2009. He is one of many former Giants still hoping to continue their careers elsewhere...
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Giants spring training Day 15: Arroyo picks up where he left off
Barring an injury, Christian Arroyo won't break camp with the Giants. But for the third straight spring, the top prospect is impressing his coaches.
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Samardzija sticking with more versatile approach in second year with Giants
While Jeff Samardzija ignored certain pitchers during a up-and-down 2016, the Giants' righty plans to vary his repertoire in 2017.
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Giants now hoping Cueto arrives later this week
Johnny Cueto has missed the first two weeks while tending to his 71-year-old father, Domingo, who has been dealing with health problems...
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Giants hammer three homers in third straight spring training win
The Giants blasted three bombs Sunday in Goodyear as San Francisco won their third straight game to open up spring training.
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Giants spring training Day 14: Moore, Beede debut as SF improves to 3-0
Matt Moore made his Giants spring training debut Sunday as highly touted prospect Tyler Beede showed huge promise on the hill...
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Giants use big fifth, sixth innings to take down Cubs
The Giants stayed perfect with another spring training win Saturday, taking care of the World Series champion Cubs...
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Giants spring training Day 13: Cain goes two; Melancon has perfect debut
In Matt Cain's first spring outing, the Giants stretched out the veteran while closer Mark Melancon was everything the team hoped for.
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Giants rookie Hwang goes opposite field for first spring homer
Giants fans saw a first glimpse of the power rookie Jae-gyun Hwang can bring to the team from Korea with his first spring training home run.
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After tumultuous 2016, Peavy making kids, not baseball, top priority
Jake Peavy has yet to find a team for the 2017 season, but that's by his own choice, as the 35-year-old deals with a fallout from a rocky 2016.
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Bumgarner allows two runs, Giants start spring training with walk-off homer
The Giants started off slow in their first spring training game, but ended with fireworks to take down the Reds...
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Giants spring training Day 12: Pence hits early, Marrero crushes walk-off HR
The Giants took the field against an opponent for the first time and Hunter Pence was ready to swing while a new face played hero.
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Hundley impresses while working with Bumgarner for first time
Buster Posey caught all but 10 of Madison Bumgarner’s innings last year, but Nick Hundley won’t be out of place if he’s called on...
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Bumgarner: 'I was ready to get back to it'
Giants starters Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain meet the media ahead of the team's first exhibition game of the season.
Crawford leads off in first Giants game of 2017
Bruce Bochy went heavy on the regulars in the opener, as Brandon Crawford is one of six likely Opening Day starters to play right away...
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Giants spring training Day 11: Could Ty Blach open season in bullpen?
If Matt Cain begins as the fifth starter this season, is there a world where Ty Blach could still be in the big leagues on Opening Day?
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The Giants Insider Podcast
The Giants Insider Podcast: Michael Morse
Michael Morse talks about how he negotiated with Bobby Evans at Hunter Pence's wedding, the importance of making his comeback with the Giants, and much more...
Giants keep Christian Arroyo on fast track to big leagues
Bruce Bochy doesn’t need to see much more from Christian Arroyo — who is 14-for-26 in two springs — to know what’s on the way...
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1-on-1 with Evans: Giants competitions, Arroyo's timeline
Dave Feldman sits down with Giants GM Bobby Evans to talk spring training competitions and top prospect Christian Arroyo.
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MLB players’ union agrees to pitchless intentional walks
The intentional walk is getting a total makeover, for better or worse. One thing is for certain, no more wild pitches...
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As Samardzija ages, it isn't as easy to lose the weight gained in offseason
Jeff Samardzija turned 32 years old in January and is listed at 225 pounds...
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Key Giants lefty reliever Smith sidelined by elbow inflammation
An MRI came back clean, but Will Smith won't throw for about a week. Any setback would strike a big blow to the bullpen...
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Giants spring training Day 9: Bumgarner, Melancon face hitters
Madison Bumgarner threw his first live batting practice session of the spring on Tuesday. Mark Melancon, the new closer, followed him...
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Johnny Cueto hopes to join Giants camp this weekend
On Monday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy finally managed to get face-to-face with co-ace Johnny Cueto. Kind of...
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Giants spring training day 8: Melancon, Hundley go way back
In an odd twist, the Giants' new closer and new backup catcher have known each other for over a decade. They went to college together...
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Will Cueto be ready for the WBC? 'That’s the question we have to answer'
At some point, there will be a breaking point where WBC participation for Johnny Cueto becomes a real concern...
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Giants spring training Day 7: Rule change should help Bochy
Each MLB offseason, a number of rule changes are looked at and one popped out to Giants manager Bruce Bochy for all the right reasons.
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Tomlinson still a fit as Giants put bench together
The Giants went out and picked up a handful of veteran infielders for depth this offseason. So, where does that leave Kelby Tomlinson?
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Giants spring training Day 6: Bochy looks for improvement on bases
Bruce Bochy wants to be aggressive on the bases this season, but more than anything, he wants the Giants to be smart...
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Report: Giants sign former Yankees top OF prospect Slade Heathcott
A new name has been added to compete for outfield depth with the Giants as the team has reportedly signed a former top Yankees draft pick.
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Marlins shortstop admits to lying in Cuban smuggling probe
Miami Marlins shortstop told a federal judge he was not completely truthful in his telling of an alleged Cuban baseball smuggling network.
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Giants spring training Day 5: Staff being cautious with Pence
Hunter Pence had to pull back late in his offseason program after feeling something during a workout. On Friday, he didn't take batting practice...
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