Report: Giants sign P Elmer Dessens

Report: Giants sign P Elmer Dessens

Feb. 9, 2011
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CSNBayArea.com Staff

The Giants have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with righthanded reliever Elmer Dessens, according to several national reports.

The deal was first reported by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on his twitter account late Tuesday.

Dessens, 40, went 4-2 for the New York Mets last season with a 2.30 ERA in 53 appearances. According to Morosi, Dessens will earn 600K if he spends all season in the majors.

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Warriors' Durant out vs Nets due to left hand injury

Warriors' Durant out vs Nets due to left hand injury

Warriors forward Kevin Durant will miss Saturday's game against the Nets due to a left hand contusion, the team announced.

Durant landed on his hand early in Thursday's game against the Clippers. He finished the game despite going to locker room to be examined.

Saturday's game will be the first that Durant has not played since joining the Warriors. He has started all 57 games this season.

During his media session following Thursday game, Durant brushed off any concern about the injury.

When it was revealed to him that the Warriors announced that he had a left pinky contusion, Durant offered this:

"You could have did without that," Durant said, downplaying the significance of the injury.

When asked about the play, Durant offered very little in the way of details.

"I just fell and a little stinger. Got back up and just kept playing," Durant said.

After tumultuous 2016, Peavy making kids, not baseball, top priority

After tumultuous 2016, Peavy making kids, not baseball, top priority

The 2016 calendar year was one to forget for former Giants pitcher Jake Peavy.

Before the 2016 season even started, it was revealed that Peavy lost millions in a ponzi scheme.

During the season, the 35-year-old Peavy battled through injuries and posted a 5.54 ERA in 31 appearances for San Francisco.

And then following the season, his wife of 15 years, Katie, filed for divorce.

That, in part, explains why the Alabama-native has yet to sign a contract for the 2017 season.

While the legal matters are being handled, Peavy is taking care of his four sons and has made them his top priority.

Baseball is taking a backseat.

"It hurts not to be in spring training. I know that day is coming, but right now being a dad is absolutely No. 1. There's no way in a million years that I could leave my boys at this time," Peavy told ESPN this week.

Peavy explained in depth how the ponzi scheme affected his life during the past year.

"It turned my whole world upside-down. For the first time ever, it was hard to give my 150 percent focus, time and energy to baseball. It was such a tough year, because everything I have built and played for was jeopardized to some degree. When you've known people your whole life and career and they let you down and they're not who you thought you were, it's devastating.

"It turned me into a person I never wanted to be. People would text me and I'd say, 'What does this person want from me? What's their motive?' I had numerous relationships for 10-15 years with people who let me and my family down in a huge way. You put the blame on yourself in these situations, but I can't even tell you the mindset I was in from the start of spring training through the season," Peavy said.

Peavy also addressed his divorce.

"I'm not shying away from getting divorced. It's not something I'm proud of or something I wanted or asked for, but it happened and I'm dealing with that. But I also have four boys I'm responsible for in life, and I just feel deep down that it's in my best interests and my family's interests to be there through this time," Peavy said.

And while spring training games are underway, Peavy sounds as if he expects to sign with a team eventually. Once he does, he plans to give the team everything he's got.

"When I sign with a team, I'm all in. For me to leave right now with so much uncertainty in my life, it wouldn't be fair to an organization and it wouldn't be the right thing to do as far as being a dad," Peavy said.

In mid-December, Peavy was reportedly linked to the Padres, the team that drafted him in 1999.