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  • Sergio Romo Officially Retires With Giants

    San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo officially retired with the team after making one final appearance during a Cactus League game against the Oakland Athletics on Monday. Romo pitched in the big leagues for 15 seasons with eight different teams and won three World Series rings. He was originally selected by the Giants in the 28th round of the 2005 draft. The 40-year-old reliever spent nine seasons in San Francisco, going 32-26 with a 2.58 ERA and 84 saves in 515 games. He made a franchise-record 27 playoff appearances for the team, most notably securing the save in the World Series-clinching victory over the Detroit Tigers in 2012.

    Mar 28 · Source via Giants Sergio Romo
  • Blake Sabol Made "Fantastic Impression" This Spring

    San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Monday that catcher/outfielder Blake Sabol has made a "fantastic impression" with the team this spring, per SF Chronicle's John Shea. The 25-year-old is expected to be one of three catchers on the team's roster, the other two being Joey Bart and Roberto Perez. Sabol does not have any big-league experience to this point, but he has hit .348 with three home runs, 10 RBI, and two stolen bases this spring and can also play outfield. The Giants tend to mix and match their lineups and currently have a number of outfield injuries, which could provide Sabol with routine playing time early on. This could make him worth keeping an eye on in deeper two-catcher leagues.

    Mar 28 · Source via Giants Blake Sabol
  • Mitch Haniger To Open Season On Injured List

    San Francisco Giants outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) will start the season on the 10-day injured list due to a Grade 1 oblique strain that he sustained in March. The 32-year-old was signed to a three-year, $43.5 million deal over the offseason to bolster the Giants' outfield squad. Haniger was initially hoping to be ready by Opening Day, but his injury was worse than expected, which will cause him to miss the beginning of the season. In 2022 with the Seattle Mariners, the California native shelved a .246 clip along with 11 homers and a .736 OPS. He also posted a 26.3% strikeout rate along with a 113 wRC+. Once he is reinstated, the Giants are hoping to reinvigorate the success that Haniger had in his 39-homer season back in 2019.

    Mar 26 · Source via Giants Mitch Haniger
  • Giants To Select Roberto Pérez

    Catcher Roberto Pérez is going to be on the Giants’ Opening Day roster, the backstop tells Evan Webeck of the San Jose Mercury News. Pérez was in camp on a minor league deal and isn’t yet on the 40-man roster, so the club will need to make a corresponding move. He was one of several…

    Mar 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Giants Roberto Perez
  • Mitch Haniger Unlikely To Be Ready For Opening Day

    San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said the team doesn't think outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) will be ready for Opening Day next Thursday. If Haniger opens the year on the injured list, he would be eligible to return for the sixth game of the season, so he may not miss much time at all for fantasy managers. The 32-year-old was able to resume throwing and hitting earlier this week, so he's improving and should be able to make his Giants regular season debut before long after suffering a Grade 1 oblique strain in spring training. He's been pretty fragile in his career, and this injury just before the season reminds us all too well. But when healthy, Haniger will be a middle-of-the-order hitter for San Fran after they signed him to a three-year, $43.5 million deal in free agency.

    Mar 24 · Source via Giants Mitch Haniger
  • Bryce Johnson Likely To Make Opening Day Roster

    San Francisco Giants outfielder Bryce Johnson has a great shot at making the Opening Day roster, according to Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi. The 27-year-old has looked excellent this spring and earned a spot on this team. He's hitting .361 with a league-leading 11 steals in 12 games this spring. Johnson only played in 11 games with the Giants last season. However, he stole 31 bases in 94 games Triple-A Sacramento in 2022. His speed is going to be his bigger asset, which gives him appeal in deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats.

    Mar 24 · Source via Giants Bryce Johnson
  • Alex Cobb Might Not Be Ready For Opening Day

    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Alex Cobb (knee) might not be ready to go on Opening Day. Cobb hasn't pitched in a Cactus League game since taking a comebacker off his knee on March 11, which now puts his status for Opening Day on March 30 in jeopardy. The good news for fantasy managers is that if Cobb does start the regular season on the injured, he probably won't be on it for too long. The 35-year-old right-hander has made four spring starts and has a 4.15 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 18 strikeouts and only two walks in 13 innings pitched. Health remains a concern for Cobb, and although he's not a sexy name in fantasy, he's worth rostering as a streamer in deeper leagues in a great home venue for pitchers.

    Mar 23 · Source via Giants Alex Cobb
  • Brandon Crawford, Mitch Haniger Improving

    San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford (knee) will return to the Cactus League lineup this week. Meanwhile, outfielder Mitch Haniger (oblique) has started throwing and hitting in camp. Outfielder Austin Slater (hamstring) isn't doing any baseball activities with nine days until Opening Day. Crawford received a cortisone injection in his left knee last week and still has a shot to be ready to kick off the 2023 season, although at this point in his career he's not much of a mixed-league asset in fantasy. Haniger is making progress from a Grade 1 oblique strain, but he's unlikely to be ready for Opening Day at this point. Slater is expected to miss three to four weeks after straining his left hamstring in a spring contest last Thursday.

    Mar 21 · Source via Giants Brandon Crawford Mitch Haniger
  • Austin Slater Suffers Strained Hamstring

    Giants outfielder Austin Slater has suffered a strained hamstring, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters, including Evan Webeck of Mercury News. It’s not known yet how this injury affects Slater’s status for Opening Day, now just 12 days away. Slater’s injury is another blow to the Giants’ outfield depth chart, with Mitch Haniger already recovering from…

    Mar 18 · MLB Trade Rumors Giants Austin Slater
  • Austin Slater Going For MRI On Calf

    San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater (calf) is getting an MRI exam on Friday for his calf injury. Slater was removed from Thursday's Cactus League game early as a precautionary measure with a left-calf cramp. We'll have a better idea of when he might be able to return to the spring lineup after his MRI, but this doesn't seem like a very serious injury. The 30-year-old has also dealt with right elbow neuritis in camp and has played in just three games, going 2-for-9 with a double, four RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases in 11 plate appearances. Speed is probably Slater's biggest asset in deep-mixed and NL-only leagues, but he'll have limited upside in an outfield platoon role against left-handed pitching.

    Mar 17 · Source via Giants Austin Slater
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