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  • Giants Designate Trenton Brooks For Assignment, Select Raymond Burgos

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    The Giants announced that they have selected the contract of left-hander Raymond Burgos. To open spots on both the active and 40-man rosters, first baseman Trenton Brooks has been designated for assignment. Brooks, 28, was selected to the roster just under a month ago. He had spent close to a decade in the minors and...

    Jun 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects San Francisco Giants Trenton Brooks
  • Blake Snell To Make Another Rehab Start Friday

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday and start for the Sacramento River Cats at Triple-A on Friday, manager Bob Melvin said ahead of Monday's series opener against the visiting Chicago Cubs. After Snell struggled in Sunday's minor-league rehab appearance in his recovery from a strained left groin, the Giants have quickly decided that he needs some more work on the farm before they re-insert the hurler back into their rotation. It rules out a return before the end of June for Snell, who fantasy managers are patiently waiting on to kick-start his season. Through six starts during his first year in San Francisco, the 31-year-old reigning National League Cy Young Award winner has a dismal 9.51 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, and 31:14 K:BB over 23 2/3 innings.

    Jun 24 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Erik Miller Opening, Spencer Howard To Serve As Bulk Reliever On Monday

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    The San Francisco Giants announced that pitcher Erik Miller will open the game against the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Miller last pitched on June 19, where he also started, and threw one scoreless inning with one walk and two strikeouts. The left-hander will start on Monday, but Spencer Howard is expected to follow him out of the bullpen and serve as the bulk reliever. Howard has struggled as of late on the mound, giving up seven runs (six earned runs) with five walks and four strikeouts over his last 3 1/3 innings of work. He does get a favorable matchup against a Cubs offense that ranks in the bottom half of the league in most categories. Still, Howard should only be considered in extremely deep formats on Monday.

    Jun 24 · Source via San Francisco Giants Spencer Howard Erik Miller
  • Blake Snell Struggles In Rehab Outing

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) labored through his first rehab start on Sunday, tossing 1 innings while allowing two runs on three hits. He didn't strike out a batter and walked three. It wasn't the appearance that Snell or the Giants were looking for and shows that he's going to need at least one more rehab start before he can return to the big league team. It's been a bit of a disaster season for Snell, who signed with the Giants late and hasn't been able to find his midseason form. Injuries haven't helped his cause, but that doesn't excuse the abysmal 9.51 ERA and 1.94 WHIP Snell has this season. Fantasy managers who own Snell know that he can turn it on at any point and look like a Cy Young candidate, but he will need to do that soon to salvage this season.

    Jun 24 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Robbie Ray Throws 45 Pitches In Latest Rehab Outing

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Robbie Ray (elbow) continued his rehab assignment in Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, throwing 45 pitches in 2 IP. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out a pair. Ray is in the process of a long rehab stint that is acting as his Spring Training. He will likely need a few more starts to build up his pitch count before he can return to the Giants, which will hopefully come at some point in July. Savvy fantasy managers should be looking to stash Ray, especially in leagues where IL spots are available.

    Jun 24 · Source via San Francisco Giants Robbie Ray
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. To Begin Triple-A Rehab Assignment Sunday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder/first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. The 30-year-old currently resides on the 10-day injured list and has not appeared in a big-league contest since May 27. Wade had been off to a nice start to his season as he was hitting .333 with a pair of homers alongside an .896 OPS across 52 appearances but a bloated .436 BABIP was due for significant regression while his .093 isolated power was well below his career .169 mark. Nonetheless, he still walked in a whopping 19.9% trips to the plate, a figure just slightly below his 21.1% K% on the season. The lefty-swinging Wade is an intriguing streaming option when he gets into the lineup against right-handed pitching.

    Jun 22 · Source via San Francisco Giants LaMonte Wade
  • Blake Snell Starting Rehab Assignment On Sunday

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, June 23. Snell was placed on the 15-day injured list on June 5 with a left groin strain. However, he has not faced any setbacks and is now ready to begin the final step of his recovery process. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner has had a rough start to the season after battling numerous injuries. Currently, he sits with a poor 9.51 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, and a 14:31 BB:K ratio. Despite the inflated ratios, he still holds an above-average 26.1 % K rate and 31.4% whiff rate, which is a good sign moving forward. Snell should remain rostered in all formats and could be a solid piece to your rotation in the second half of the summer.

    Jun 22 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Robbie Ray Continuing Rehab In Triple-A

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Robbie Ray (elbow) will continue his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. Ray has remained on the 60-day injured list since February as he underwent Tommy John surgery last May. Ray has made four starts in the Arizona Complex League and has held a 5.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and a perfect 0:15 BB:K ratio. The 32-year-old southpaw won the 2021 AL Cy Young Award as he posted a 2.84 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 52:248 BB:K ratio in 193 frames. Then, in 2022, he held a 3.71 and 1.19 WHIP with 212 punchouts in 189 innings. Unfortunately, he was only able to log three innings in 2023 before being shut down. Ray is worth a look in all leagues once he returns, as he should have high-upside strikeout potential during the remainder of the summer.

    Jun 22 · Source via San Francisco Giants Robbie Ray
  • Luis Matos Returns To The Major Leagues

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Luis Matos is being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move that put outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (oblique) on the injured list. Matos had a brief stint in the majors early this season and held a .224/.247/.329 slash line with two home runs, 20 RBI, and a 3:10 BB:K ratio in 21 games. In 44 games at Triple-A this season, Matos posted a solid .250/.324/.467 line with 15 doubles, eight long balls, 31 RBI, and five swiped bags. Since June 11, in the minors, Matos has been riding a stellar .375/.419/.925 line with five home runs, which resulted in his promotion. The 22-year-old outfielder is worth a look in deeper leagues as he should receive plenty of opportunities as Yastrzemski remains sidelined.

    Jun 22 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Luis Matos
  • Keaton Winn Lands On 15-Day Injured List

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    The San Francisco Giants placed right-hander Keaton Winn (elbow) on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to June 21) on Saturday with right-elbow inflammation. Winn will head to the shelf after allowing five earned runs on five hits (one homer) while walking one and striking out two in just 2 2/3 innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at Rickwood Field in Alabama on Thursday. It's the second time that the 26-year-old has been on the injured list already this year, and it leaves the Giants' starting rotation dangerously thin. It's unclear who will replace Winn in the rotation as we head closer to the All-Star break next month. Winn hasn't even been much of an option in NL-only leagues in 2024, as he's gone 3-8 with a bloated 7.16 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with 48 strikeouts and 20 walks in 55 1/3 innings over his 12 starts in his second year in the big leagues.

    Jun 22 · Source via San Francisco Giants Keaton Winn
  • Giants Place Mike Yastrzemski On 10-Day Injured List

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    The San Francisco Giants placed outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (oblique) on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to June 21) on Saturday with a left-oblique strain and recalled infielder David Villar and outfielder Luis Matos from Triple-A Sacramento in corresponding moves. Yastrzemski was removed from Thursday's contest with his oblique injury and he didn't play on Friday before landing on the IL on Saturday. The 33-year-old left-handed-hitting outfielder will now likely miss more than the 10 days on the IL with his injury, and we may not see him again until after the All-Star break in mid-July. With Yaz now out, expect Austin Slater to pick up the most playing time in the outfield in the Bay Area. Yastrzemski is really only useful in deeper fantasy leagues against right-handed pitching. He hits the shelf with a .224/.304/.406 slash line with seven homers and 28 RBI in 192 at-bats this year.

    Jun 22 · Source via San Francisco Giants Mike Yastrzemski
  • Cole Foster Breaks Out Of Cold Stretch With Three-Hit Game

    San Francisco Giants shortstop prospect Cole Foster broke out of an extended slump with a big three-hits game Thursday evening. The former third-round pick tallied two doubles one home run, and brought in six runs. This is a great sign, as he was carrying a poor .102/.224/.204 slash line through 13 games in June prior to Thursday. Overall, on the season, the Auburn product sits with a .245/.338/.372 with three home runs, 31 RBI, and five stolen bases through 48 games in his second look at Single-A ball. Foster logged 25 games at this level last summer and held a similar .230/.306/.390 line. Foster could make the move up to High-A later this summer as he is approaching the 100-game mark at the Single-A level. However, he may need to show a little more consistency at this level before San Francisco gives him the promotion.

    Jun 21 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Cole Foster
  • Heliot Ramos Smashes Three-Run Homer On Thursday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Heliot Ramos went 1-for-5 with a homer, a run, and three RBI in a 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Ramos has been electric since his call-up in early May, slashing .307/.382/.553 with 17 runs, 10 homers, and 35 RBI in just 150 at-bats. He has worked his way into an integral spot at the top of the Giants lineup and is unlikely to be moved out of that spot if he can keep hitting well. Selling high could be an option for fantasy managers, but his underlying metrics are excellent and outfield is a weak position, so hanging onto him and hoping this is who Ramos truly is could be the best option.

    Jun 21 · Source via San Francisco Giants Heliot Ramos
  • Mike Yastrzemski Exits With Side Injury

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski (side) left Thursday's game at Rickwood Field against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a side injury. Yastrzemski exited the contest in the fourth inning, and he was replaced in the lineup by Austin Slater. Fantasy managers should deem Yastrzemski day-to-day until a more specific diagnosis is revealed, but the outfielder does have a day off on Friday to recuperate before this series with the Cardinals resumes on Saturday in St. Louis. The 33-year-old left-handed hitter hasn't made a big impact for the Giants since bursting onto the scene back in 2019 and 2020, slashing just .224/.304/.406 with 17 extra-base hits, 28 RBI, 43 runs scored, and one stolen base over 192 at-bats in 2024. Slater would see an uptick in ABs if Yastrzemski is forced to miss additional action.

    Jun 20 · Source via San Francisco Giants Mike Yastrzemski
  • Thairo Estrada Getting The Day Off On Thursday

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    San Francisco Giants second baseman Thairo Estrada is not in Thursday's lineup as the Giants open a three-game set against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. Estrada has made 14 consecutive starts and will give keystone duties to Brett Wisely this evening. During this stretch, the 28-year-old has struggled with a .211/.250/.316 slash line with just one home run and eight RBI. Through 71 games this season, Estrada has posted a modest .240/.272/.396 line with nine long balls. Wisely will bat in the leadoff spot and has held a strong .299/.321/.442 line through 25 games this season. The 25-year-old infielder is worth a look in DFS this evening as he will face Andre Pallante, who has posted a high 5.56 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 11 innings this month.

    Jun 20 · Source via San Francisco Giants Thairo Estrada
  • Carson Whisenhunt Tosses Four Shutout Frames On Wednesday

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitching prospect Carson Whisenhunt tossed 4 1/3 shutout frames with seven punchouts, five hits, and two free passes on Wednesday evening. Whisenhunt has struggled at times through his first look at Triple-A ball this season but has recently begun to find his footing. In his past three starts, he has posted a stellar 1.72 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and a 7:17 BB:K. Through 61 total frames, he carries a 4.87 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and a 33:82 BB:K. The No. 66 prospect on MLB Pipeline has progressed through the minor leagues very quickly, as he started in Single-A and finished the season in Double-A last summer. He is currently on pace to make his major-league debut later this summer. The 23-year-old southpaw is an intriguing stash candidate in dynasty leagues and could be worth rostering in redraft leagues during the second half of the season.

    Jun 20 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Carson Whisenhunt
  • Blake Snell's Next Step Is Game Action

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    San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin says that starting pitcher Blake Snell's (groin) next step will be pitching in "some kind of a game," but the team is still determining the details. Snell threw a successful bullpen session on Tuesday, and it sounds like there's at least an outside chance that his next appearance comes in the Giants' rotation. In all likelihood, however, the club will have him head out on a brief minor-league rehab assignment before rejoining the major-league roster. Snell should still be back for fantasy managers before the end of June, and he'll be desperate to kick-start his season when he returns. Through six starts during his first year in the Bay Area, the 31-year-old reigning National League Cy Young Award winner has an unfathomable 9.51 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, and 31:14 K:BB over 23 2/3 innings.

    Jun 19 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Bryce Eldridge Showing Off Power Stroke At Single-A

    San Francisco Giants first base prospect Bryce Eldridge is putting together a productive season at Single-A San Jose. In 45 games, he has nine homers and 40 RBI to go with a .811 OPS. The 6-foot-7 slugger has 60-grade power and recently gave up pitching to focus on the hitting. The former two-way prospect is just 19 years old, and his success at Single-A is a good sign that he is ready to progress rapidly through the farm season for the Giants. The franchise's No. 3 prospect could be looking at a promotion to High-A soon. He is still way away from making an impact in San Francisco, but he should already be on the radar for dynasty leagues.

    Jun 19 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Bryce Eldridge
  • Luis Matos Enjoys Big Week At Triple-A

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Luis Matos posted five multi-hit performances over the past week at Triple-A Sacramento. During this stretch, Matos held a .464/.516/.1.214 slash line with five long balls, six doubles, and one stolen base, with no strikeouts. Matos was sent back down to Triple-A earlier in June, logging a 21-game stint in the majors where he posted a .224 AVG. While the 22-year-old has looked very strong at the top level of the minors with a .300/.364/.547 line across 73 games, it has yet to show in the majors with a modest .243/.300/.329 line through 97 games. Matos is worth holding onto in keeper and dynasty formats, as he still has high potential and should get another chance in the majors in the coming months.

    Jun 18 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Luis Matos
  • Thairo Estrada Hits Walk-Off Homer

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    San Francisco Giants second baseman Thairo Estrada hit a three-run, walk-off homer to lift them to a 7-6 win over the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Estrada's homer was his ninth and capped off a night that saw him finish with two hits, four RBI, and a walk in five plate appearances. The home run snapped a string of 20 consecutive games where Estrada had not gone deep. He is slashing .243/.277/.401 with 39 RBI and 37 runs scored. Estrada's versatility as a middle infielder offers some value and remains a solid fantasy option in leagues with 12 or more teams.

    Jun 18 · Source via San Francisco Giants Thairo Estrada
  • Tom Murphy Resumes Swinging And Throwing

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    San Francisco Giants catcher Tom Murphy (knee) has resumed taking batting practice in the cage and is throwing out to 110 feet while recovering from a left-knee sprain. Murphy felt a pop in his knee after going down to block a wild pitch in the second inning of the team's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on May 4 and was put on the 10-day injured list the next day. An MRI revealed a Grade 1-2 sprain for Murphy, who was expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks. He was moved to the 60-day IL on May 15. Signed to a two-year, $8.25 million deal in December, Murphy hit just .118 with a home run over his first 13 games with the Giants this year before getting hurt. When healthy, Murphy is merely a third catching option for the Giants behind starter Patrick Bailey and backup Curt Casali.

    Jun 17 · Source via San Francisco Giants Tom Murphy
  • Robbie Ray To Make Another Rehab Start On Tuesday

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    San Francisco Giants left-hander Robbie Ray (elbow) will make his next minor-league rehab appearance in the Arizona Complex League on Tuesday. The Giants have been pleased with Ray's progress from Tommy John surgery, but he's unlikely to be ready to join the starting rotation for his 2024 debut until around the All-Star break. He gave up three runs on four hits over 1 2/3 innings in his third rehab start in the ACL last Thursday. The 32-year-old southpaw still has a bit to go to build up his left arm, but he's on his way to making his season debut for the Giants and will be an option for fantasy managers in the second half due to his strikeout upside. However, there's also reason to be concerned about his command when he returns, especially since Ray has had issues pre-Tommy John surgery with his control.

    Jun 17 · Source via San Francisco Giants Robbie Ray
  • Alex Cobb Unlikely To Return Before All-Star Break

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    San Francisco Giants right-hander Alex Cobb (hip, shoulder) threw another 30- to 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday, although it's unlikely that he'll return from the injured list to make his season debut until after the All-Star break in mid-July. Cobb was progressing well in his rehab from offseason hip surgery he had on Oct. 31, but he had another setback when he felt mild shoulder irritation before throwing a bullpen session on April 16. He was moved to the 60-day injured list on April 20 and tried to resume throwing after that, but he was shut down again after more soreness in his shoulder. Cobb resumed a throwing progression after receiving some nerve medication and looked "really good" during a 25-pitch bullpen session at Oracle Park on June 11. The 36-year-old has limited strikeout upside and is injury-prone at this point in his career, but he can have fantasy value as a matchup-based streamer when he's healthy.

    Jun 17 · Source via San Francisco Giants Alex Cobb
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. Unlikely To Return Thursday

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    San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin described first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr.'s (hamstring) chances for playing in the Rickwood game on Thursday against the Chicago Cubs as "a little longer than we'd hope. Unfortunately, it's probably taking a little longer than he wants." Wade resumed taking batting practice on the field and increased his running progression during the team's series with the Los Angeles Angels this past weekend, but he's unlikely to be ready to return from a strained left hamstring until sometime later in June. The 30-year-old on-base machine's fantasy appeal is muted outside of leagues that weigh walks, but he's certainly worth stashing in those formats, slashing a healthy .333/.470/.426 with two home runs, 17 RBI, 22 runs scored, and one stolen base over 166 plate appearances (52 games) for the Giants in 2024.

    Jun 17 · Source via San Francisco Giants LaMonte Wade
  • Blake Snell To Throw Sim Game On Tuesday

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    San Francisco Giants left-hander Blake Snell (groin) threw a bullpen session at Oracle Park on Saturday and is expected to throw a three-inning simulated game in his next throwing session on Tuesday. Snell was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left-groin strain on June 3, a day after he exited in the middle of an at-bat in the fifth inning in his start against the New York Yankees. It's the second time Snell has been on the IL this year, as he also missed 25 games earlier this year with another left-groin strain in April. The reigning National League Cy Young winner signed with the Giants late and has had a miserable 2024 campaign to this point, going 0-3 with a 9.51 ERA and 1.94 WHIP with 31 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings over six starts. Still, the 31-year-old southpaw needs to be rostered in all fantasy leagues because of his elite strikeout upside when he's right.

    Jun 17 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Jordan Hicks Will Start On Monday

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    San Francisco Giants right-hander Jordan Hicks (illness) has been cleared to make his start on Monday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. In his previous start last Tuesday against the Houston Astros, Hicks allowed three runs on five hits in just 4 2/3 innings of work, and manager Bob Melvin acknowledged afterward that Hicks had been dealing with flu-like symptoms. The 27-year-old is clearly feeling good enough to make his next start in Chicago to start the week, though, and fantasy managers will be hoping he can bounce back. The former third-rounder of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 has been great in his move to a full-time starting role in San Fran in 2024, going 4-3 with a 3.01 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with a 64:24 K:BB in 14 starts. Get him back into your starting lineups against a Cubs team that ranks just 23rd in OPS (.673) on the year.

    Jun 17 · Source via San Francisco Giants Jordan Hicks
  • Jorge Soler Knocks In Four Runs

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Jorge Soler finally got his bat going during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Angels. The veteran slugger went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and four RBI in the blowout victory. It has been a slow start for Soler but the four RBI and three runs scored were both season highs for him. He's slashing .224/.309/.383 which isn't ideal but the Giants are committed to him as the everyday DH.

    Jun 17 · Source via San Francisco Giants Jorge Soler
  • Kyle Harrison Placed On The 15-Day Injured List

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Kyle Harrison (ankle) was placed on the 15-day injured list retroactive to June 13 with a right ankle sprain. In a corresponding move, the Giants promoted right-handed pitcher Spencer Bivens from Triple-A Sacramento to the major league roster. Harrison was scheduled to start Sunday's series finale against the Los Angeles Angels, but instead, the Giants will opt to shift to a bullpen game. Southpaw Erik Miller is slated to serve a the opener. While it is unclear how much time the 22-year-old will miss, he is eligible to return to the mound on June 28. The former third-round pick has struggled at times this season and currently holds a 3.96 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 22:68 BB:K ratio through his first extended look at the majors.

    Jun 16 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Kyle Harrison
  • Heliot Ramos Homers, Doubles Twice On Saturday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Heliot Ramos had a big game in a 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Ramos went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, and three RBI to provide all of the Giants' offense in the loss. The speedy outfielder hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added an RBI double in the fifth to complete the scoring for San Francisco. Ramos is putting together an excellent season for the Giants, hitting .325 with seven doubles, eight homers, 15 runs, 30 RBI, and one stolen base across 126 at-bats. He has been red-hot at the plate over his past 15 games, hitting .386 with six homers and 18 RBI over that span. Ramos should be owned in all fantasy leagues while he is seeing the ball well at the plate.

    Jun 16 · Source via San Francisco Giants Heliot Ramos
  • Michael Conforto Sitting Versus Lefty

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Michael Conforto is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Los Angeles Angels and left-hander Patrick Sandoval. Conforto did start Friday's series opener against another lefty in Tyler Anderson and went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout but will hit the bench to begin Saturday afternoon's contest. It's been a solid season for the veteran who is hitting .242 with eight homers and a .724 OPS across 47 games and is actually hitting .311 with an .852 OPS against left-handed pitching. Austin Slater will spell Conforto in left field and will hit out of the leadoff spot for a second consecutive game on Saturday.

    Jun 15 · Source via San Francisco Giants Michael Conforto
  • Giants Acquire Logan Porter From Royals

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    The Royals announced via their player development account on X that they have traded catcher Logan Porter to the Giants for cash considerations or a player to be named later. Porter was not on the Royals' 40-man roster and won't need to be added to that of the Giants. Porter, now 28, has a small...

    Jun 14 · MLB Trade Rumors Kansas City Royals San Francisco Giants Logan Porter
  • Nick Ahmed Back From The Injured List

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    The San Francisco Giants activated shortstop Nick Ahmed (wrist) from the 10-day injured list on Friday and optioned infielder Casey Schmitt to Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move. Shortstop prospect Marco Luciano (hamstring) was also activated from the IL, but the Giants chose to send him back to Sacramento for more seasoning. Now that Ahmed is back in the fold, he should split playing time at the 6 with Brett Wisely, who has been a nice surprise in the Bay Area this year. The 34-year-old Ahmed has been out for over a month with a sprained left wrist. Fantasy managers in NL-only leagues shouldn't expect much from him offensively. He's never been much of a threat with the lumber and was hitting .236/.274/.291 with no homers and 11 RBI in 36 games before injuring his wrist.

    Jun 14 · Source via San Francisco Giants Nick Ahmed
  • Marco Luciano Activated And Optioned To Minors

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    The San Francisco Giants activated shortstop prospect Marco Luciano (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list on Friday and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants also activated shortstop Nick Ahmed (wrist) from the IL and optioned infielder Casey Schmitt to Sacramento, so Ahmed and Brett Wisely will split shortstop duties in San Fran moving forward. The 22-year-old Luciano, the team's top prospect per MLB Pipeline, will head back to the minors despite hitting .375 (9-for-24) in a small sample size of just 10 games with the Gigantes in 2024. Luciano has hit .286/.375/.397 with no homers and just one RBI in 24 total big-league games since debuting in 2023. The Giants are still hoping he's the answer in the long term at the 6, but they aren't going to rush his development. Still, it would be a mild surprise if we didn't see him back in the majors again this year.

    Jun 14 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Marco Luciano
  • Grant McCray Hits First Triple-A Home Run

    San Francisco Giants outfield prospect Grant McCray launched his first Triple-A home run on Thursday, June 13. McCray was promoted to Triple-A on Monday and has tallied three hits, three RBI, one swiped bag, and a long ball in his first three games. McCray began the season by making his Double-A debut and held a .210/.313/.420 line through 50 games. MLB Pipeline ranks the 23-year-old as the number 13 prospect in the San Francisco system and currently projects him to reach the majors next summer. However, with his recent promotion, he could contend for a spot on the major league roster later this season and could become an interesting stash candidate in deeper redraft leagues if he continues to succeed at Triple-A.

    Jun 14 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Grant McCray
  • Jordan Hicks Dealing With Flu-Like Symptoms

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    San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin said that right-hander Jordan Hicks (illness) was sick on Tuesday during his start against the visiting Houston Astros, which is why he came out of the game at 72 pitches and his velocity was down a bit. Hicks said he has had IVs in him the last few days and has been dealing with flu-like symptoms. In his 4 2/3 innings of work on Tuesday, the 27-year-old allowed three earned runs on five hits while walking one and striking out five while taking his third loss of the season. It's unclear if he'll be able to make his next turn in the starting rotation, which is lined up to come next Monday against the Chicago Cubs. In his first year as a starter in San Francisco, the former third-round pick of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 has been great for fantasy managers, going 4-3 with a 3.01 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 64 strikeouts in 71 2/3 innings over 14 starts.

    Jun 12 · Source via San Francisco Giants Jordan Hicks
  • Giants Release Donny Sands

    The Giants have released catcher Donny Sands, according to his transaction log at MLB.com. The 28-year-old signed a minor league deal with the club in mid-May after the Tigers released him at the end of spring training. The Yankees selected Sands in the eighth round of the 2015 draft, and he spent the next seven seasons...

    Jun 11 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers San Francisco Giants Donny Sands
  • Hayden Birdsong Promoted To Triple-A

    San Francisco Giants starting pitching prospect Hayden Birdsong was promoted to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday, June 10. The former sixth-round pick has looked sharp through his second extended at Double-A this season as he posted a 2.05 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 20:61 BB:K ratio through 48 innings. This is a significant improvement compared to the high 5.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP he held through 23 innings at Double-A last summer. The right-hander has been dominant lately with a 1.61 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 9:32 BB:K ratio in his past 28 innings. MLB Pipeline projects Birdsong to reach the majors next season, but if he carries this momentum into Triple-A, he could make his major league debut sometime in the second half of the season. He is worth adding in dynasty leagues and could be an interesting redraft league stash candidate later this summer.

    Jun 11 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Hayden Birdsong
  • Kyle Harrison Sharp Against Astros In No-Decision

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    San Francisco Giants left-hander Kyle Harrison notched his seventh quality start after he allowed one earned run over 6 1/3 innings in Monday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Houston Astros. Harrison scattered four hits and did not allow a walk while striking out three despite recording a no-decision. The promising youngster has been up and down all season with a 4-3 record and a 3.96 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 68 strikeouts and 22 walks over 77 1/3 innings. After managing the Astros, Harrison has a much better matchup against the Angels on Sunday, something fantasy managers (especially DFS gamers) should keep in mind.

    Jun 11 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Kyle Harrison
  • Matt Chapman Out After Hamstring Cramp

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    San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Chapman (hamstring) felt a hamstring cramp when he made a diving attempt in the ninth inning on Saturday against the Texas Rangers, and manager Bob Melvin thinks he needs a day off. It's why Chapman isn't in Sunday's starting lineup in Texas. With Chapman getting a breather in the series finale, Casey Schmitt will get the nod at the hot corner and will bat eighth in the order against Rangers right-hander Nathan Eovaldi. Chapman is day-to-day, and fantasy managers will want to check on his availability for Monday's series opener against the Houston Astros. Schmitt, who will have little DFS value in the eight-hole in a tough matchup, has hit .235 (8-for-34) with two home runs and five RBI in limited opportunities in a bench role for the Giants.

    Jun 9 · Source via San Francisco Giants Matt Chapman
  • Jorge Soler Hits Seventh Home Run Wednesday

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    San Francisco Giants designated hitter Jorge Soler went 2-for-6 with a home run in Wednesday's 9-3 win over the Diamondbacks. The home run was the slugger's seventh of the season, but surely the Giants were hoping for more after coming off a 2023 season in which he belted 36 home runs with a 15.0% Barrel%. This season the 32-year-old has a 7.7% Barrel%, his lowest number since 2017. Hopefully he's just heating up, though, as the former All-Star is 7-for-20 (.350) with just one strikeout over his last five games.

    Jun 6 · Source via San Francisco Giants Jorge Soler
  • Danny Jansen Is Pulling Away From The Rest Of Next Winter's Catching Class

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    Last offseason's free agent catching class was very weak. Only three players received a multi-year deal, all of which checked in at two years. Mitch Garver is more of a designated hitter, while Tom Murphy and Victor Caratini are backups. There wasn't a top target for teams looking to the open market for a #1 option. Next...

    Jun 5 · MLB Trade Rumors Houston Astros Seattle Mariners Toronto Blue Jays San Francisco Giants Danny Jansen Victor Caratini Mitch Garver Tom Murphy
  • Thairo Estrada Returning On Tuesday

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    San Francisco Giants infielder Thairo Estrada (thumb) is back in the starting lineup ahead of Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Estrada will make his return to the lineup following a three-game absence due to left thumb soreness. It's good to see that it wasn't too serious of an injury after Estrada jammed his thumb during Friday's game. Estrada will cover second base and bat second versus lefty Blake Walston on Tuesday.

    Jun 4 · Source via San Francisco Giants Thairo Estrada
  • Heliot Ramos Homers On Monday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Heliot Ramos stayed hot in his team's 4-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Ramos went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in the losing effort, with his blast traveling 420 feet with an exit velocity of 105.8 MPH. The 24-year-old is off to a nice start for the Giants in 2024, hitting .295 with four homers, 10 runs, 17 RBI, and one steal across 88 at-bats. He's been swinging a hot bat of late, hitting .346 with two homers over his past seven contests. Ramos is worth a look in deeper fantasy leagues moving forward.

    Jun 4 · Source via San Francisco Giants Heliot Ramos
  • Jung Hoo Lee To Have Surgery Next Tuesday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Jung Hoo Lee (shoulder) will have season-ending surgery on his dislocated left shoulder next Tuesday in Los Angeles, with Dr. Neal ElAttrache doing the procedure. Lee is expected to make a full recovery by the start of next spring. Manager Bob Melvin said Lee will remain around the team and rehab in San Francisco. The 25-year-old Japanese outfielder hit .262/.310/.331 with two home runs, four doubles, eight RBI, two stolen bases, 15 runs scored, 10 walks and 13 strikeouts in 158 plate appearances in his first 37 major-league games for the Giants before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury on May 12 against the Cincinnati Reds. Lee tore the labrum in his shoulder but should be ready to roll for the start of the 2025 season as San Fran's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. If you haven't already done so in redraft leagues, Lee can be safely dropped now.

    Jun 3 · Source via San Francisco Giants Jung Hoo Lee
  • Thairo Estrada Unable To Return For Giants

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    San Francisco Giants second baseman Thairo Estrada (thumb) is absent from the team's starting lineup on Monday for the series opener on the road in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. This will be the third straight game that Estrada has missed after jamming his thumb on Friday in a contest against the New York Mets. When healthy, the 28-year-old has been San Fran's regular second baseman and is currently hitting .248/.278/.417 with eight home runs, 31 RBI and 32 runs scored in 218 at-bats. The Venezuelan switch-hitter should be considered day-to-day for now, and fantasy managers will want to check back on Tuesday to see if he's back in the lineup. Brett Wisely is starting at second and batting leadoff on Monday, while Casey Schmitt is starting at short and batting eighth against D-backs right-hander Ryne Nelson. Wisely is 12-for-36 (.333) in his first 14 games in 2024 and can be considered a DFS sleeper in the leadoff spot.

    Jun 3 · Source via San Francisco Giants Thairo Estrada
  • Blake Snell Officially Placed On Injured List

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) has been placed on the 15-day injured list on Monday. As expected, Snell will miss time after suffering a groin injury during Sunday's start versus the New York Yankees. In a corresponding move, the Giants have activated outfielder Michael Conforto (hamstring) from the injured list. The Giants have not made a move for another starting pitcher yet. That means, Mason Black could get a shot in the starting rotation. Hopefully it'll be a minimal stint on the injured list for Snell who was struggling to the tune of a 9.51 ERA through six starts before the injury.

    Jun 3 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Michael Conforto Activated And Starting Monday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Michael Conforto (hamstring) has been activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks and is in left field and batting cleanup against D-backs right-hander Ryne Nelson. This move was expected but has been officially made, with starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) headed to the injured list. The assumption is that Conforto will take over in left field in place of Heliot Ramos. It'll be interesting to see how the Giants split up the playing time between Ramos and Luis Matos in the outfield. Regardless, fantasy managers can get Conforto back in their lineups on Monday.

    Jun 3 · Source via San Francisco Giants Michael Conforto Luis Matos Heliot Ramos
  • Michael Conforto On Track To Return Monday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Michael Conforto (hamstring) is on track to return from the injured list ahead of the team's three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. Conforto has been on the shelf since May 11, when he suffered a hamstring injury after taking a hard turn around first base on a single. However, it appears now that the outfielder is fully healthy following his weekend rehab stint with Triple-A Sacramento. He should immediately slot back in atop the Giants' lineup and should be rostered in most fantasy leagues going forward. The former All-Star was hitting .280 with seven home runs, seven doubles, and 20 RBI before his injury in early May.

    Jun 3 · Source via San Francisco Giants Michael Conforto
  • Blake Snell Expected To Land On 15-Day Injured List

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    The San Francisco Giants are expected to place 2023 National League Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell (groin) on the injured list with a left-groin injury that he suffered during his start on Sunday against the New York Yankees. He allowed three earned runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking three in 4 2/3 innings in the loss. It is the second time Snell has been on the IL this season, having previously missed 25 games with a left-groin strain. The talented left-hander will undergo an MRI exam on Monday, at which point we should have a better idea of how much time Snell might miss this time around. He is 0-3 with a 9.51 ERA in 23 2/3 innings this season, one that has left fantasy managers in a state of frustration with Snell.

    Jun 2 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Blake Snell Exits Early On Sunday

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) was removed early during Sunday's start against the New York Yankees. Snell received a visit from manager Bob Melvin and training staff before being removed in the fifth inning. He ended his day giving up three runs on five hits and striking out seven batters. The hope is that this issue won't require Snell to be placed on the injured list. Fantasy managers should receive another update on his status later on.

    Jun 2 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Giants, Camilo Doval Discussed Extension Last Year

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    4:40pm: Slusser has since updated her report to note that the previously reported $50MM figure is not accurate. She adds that the offer was "closer to what an extension for a pre-arb reliever would have been," although the specific terms of the offer are not clear. 2:54pm: The Giants and closer Camilo Doval had talks...

    Jun 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers San Francisco Giants Camilo Doval
  • Thairo Estrada Out Of Lineup On Saturday

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    San Francisco Giants second baseman Thairo Estrada is out of the lineup on Saturday night for the Giants' tilt against the New York Yankees. Brett Wisely will start in his place. This appears to be a mix of a rest day for Estrada while also getting Wisely, a lefty, in a nice platoon matchup against Yankees right-hander Cody Poteet. Estrada had a solid May, hitting for a .731 OPS during the month. Fantasy managers shouldn't worry about Estrada's status going forward while DFS managers may want to take a peek at Wisely for Saturday night as the lefty is hitting for an .845 OPS and six RBI in 29 PA so far this season.

    Jun 1 · Source via San Francisco Giants Thairo Estrada
  • Robbie Ray To Pitch In ACL Game Next Week

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    San Francisco Giants left-hander Robbie Ray (elbow) will pitch in an Arizona Complex League game next week as part of his rehab from Tommy John surgery in May of last year. Ray threw live batting practice last weekend after he initially started throwing bullpen sessions during spring training. Slowly but surely, Ray has worked his way back to pitching in games, although he still has a ways to go and probably isn't going to be an option for the Giants' starting rotation until after the All-Star break in mid-July. The 32-year-old southpaw, a former 12th-round pick by the Washington Nationals in 2010, was the American League Cy Young in 2021 with the Toronto Blue Jays and has racked up five 200-strikeout seasons in his 10 MLB seasons. Ray could be even more erratic when he returns in 2024, but the strikeout upside alone makes him worth rostering in most fantasy leagues.

    May 31 · Source via San Francisco Giants Robbie Ray
  • Michael Conforto, Nick Ahmed Starting Rehab Assignments

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Michael Conforto (hamstring) is starting a minor-league rehab assignment on Friday with Triple-A Sacramento, and shortstop Nick Ahmed (wrist) will join him in Sacramento on Saturday. Both Conforto and Ahmed could rejoin the Giants early next week if they get through their rehab assignments this weekend without any setbacks. Conforto was hitting a solid .280 (40-for-143) with seven home runs and 20 RBI before he suffered a right-hamstring strain on May 11 against the Cincinnati Reds. Conforto will be a lineup regular for the Giants when he returns. Ahmed, meanwhile, was the regular shortstop in San Fran before spraining his left wrist against the Braves on May 9. The 34-year-old vet is more of a defensive asset and was hitting a mere .236 with 11 RBI on the year before his injury.

    May 31 · Source via San Francisco Giants Nick Ahmed Michael Conforto
  • Marco Luciano Placed On Injured List

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    San Francisco Giants shortstop Marco Luciano (hamstring) has been placed on the injured list, retroactive to May 30. The 22-year-old sufferd a right hamstring strain during Wednesday's game. At the moment it's unclear how long Luciano is going to be sidelined. In a corresponding move, Casey Schmitt has been recalled from Triple-A Sacramento. The expectation is that Schmitt and Brett Wisely will see increased playing time with Luciano sidelined.

    May 31 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Marco Luciano Casey Schmitt Brett Wisely
  • Ethan Small "Still A Ways Away"

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    San Francisco Giants left-hander Ethan Small (oblique) is "still a ways away" from returning, manager Bob Melvin said on Tuesday. Small has not responded well to throwing after suffering a moderate right-oblique strain. He was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in the offseason and was in the running for a bullpen spot before suffering the injury during spring training. The 27-year-old southpaw is on the 60-day injured list and may struggle to make it back before the All-Star break at this rate. Small made a full-time move to a relief role last year with the Brewers but only pitched in relief in two games in the majors, allowing five earned runs on nine hits with two walks and six strikeouts in four innings. He's allowed 10 earned runs in just 10 1/3 innings for Milwaukee since debuting in 2022.

    May 31 · Source via San Francisco Giants Ethan Small
  • Keaton Winn Could Rejoin Rotation Soon

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    San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin said on Tuesday that right-hander Keaton Winn (forearm) is "getting close" and could be an option for the team the next turn through the starting rotation. Winn walked off the mound with team trainer Dave Groeschner after his velocity began to dip in the fifth inning in the loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 14. MRI results showed a mild strain of his right forearm. Winn was able to throw two bullpen sessions recently, most recently with 45 pitches on Monday. The 26-year-old could come off the 15-day injured list sooner than later, potentially avoiding a minor-league rehab assignment since his injury wasn't all that serious. If Winn avoids a rehab assignment, his next start could come in a plus matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks on next Monday or Tuesday. Winn was 3-6 with a bloated 6.17 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in nine starts before getting hurt.

    May 31 · Source via San Francisco Giants Keaton Winn
  • Austin Slater Begins Rehab Assignment

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater (concussion) cleared the concussion protocol and started a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday. Slater suffered a concussion after running into the center-field wall while trying to make a catch in a loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Oracle Park on May 10. He continued to experience fogginess and blurry vision the next day, which prompted the Giants to put him on the seven-day concussion injured list. After missing more than two weeks due to his head injury, the 31-year-old is finally feeling better and has returned to game action. If he continues to progress, Slater could be an option to be activated and rejoin the team this weekend. When healthy, Slater is an option for the short side of a platoon in San Fran's outfield against lefties. He's gone just 5-for-39 (.128) on the year with no homers.

    May 31 · Source via San Francisco Giants Austin Slater
  • Nick Ahmed Begins Taking Batting Practice

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    San Francisco Giants shortstop Nick Ahmed (wrist) started taking batting practice on Wednesday and has also started taking ground balls on the field as he ramps up his baseball activities. Ahmed was forced from the game on May 9 in the loss to the Colorado Rockies in the fourth inning after he took an awkward swing in his previous plate appearance. The 34-year-old veteran had been experiencing pain in his wrist since taking a 108 mph liner off his wrist during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 27. An MRI exam on May 10 revealed his wrist sprain. It's uncertain if Ahmed will go on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning to the Giants. With Marco Luciano (hamstring) day-to-day, Brett Wisely heads into this weekend's games as San Fran's primary shortstop with Ahmed still on the IL. When healthy, Ahmed is more of a glove guy than a fantasy asset for his offense.

    May 31 · Source via San Francisco Giants Nick Ahmed
  • Hayden Birdsong Performing Well At Double-A

    San Francisco Giants starting pitching prospect Hayden Birdsong has performed well through his first extended look at Double-A this season. The number six ranked prospect in the San Francisco system got a taste of Double-A but tossed only 23 innings to the tune of a poor 5.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. However, this season, the 22-year-old has posted a stellar 1.96 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 18:53 BB:K ratio. The former sixth-round selection has looked incredible in his past four starts with a 1.29 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. The right-hander is projected to reach the majors sometime in 2025, but that ETA could change due to how well he is performing this season. He should be expected to join Triple-A soon and could be worth stashing later in the summer in dynasty formats.

    May 30 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Hayden Birdsong
  • Marco Luciano Dealing With Tight Hamstring

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    San Francisco Giants shortstop Marco Luciano (hamstring) exited Wednesday's game against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies with tightness in his right hamstring. Luciano exited in the third inning of Wednesday's series finale and is considered day-to-day, as the Giants will use Thursday's off-day to determine the severity of the injury. San Fran's No. 1 prospect for 2024, the 22-year-old slugging infielder has gone 9-for-24 (.375) with two doubles, one triple, and six runs scored over 10 games but is currently stuck on the weak side of a platoon with the lefty-hitting Blake Wisely for at-bats at shortstop. Until his playing time increases, Luciano isn't a fantasy option even in the deepest of redraft leagues. He may even head back to the minor leagues when veteran Nick Ahmed (wrist) comes back from the injured list.

    May 29 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Marco Luciano
  • Patrick Bailey Sitting Versus A Lefty

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    San Francisco Giants catcher Patrick Bailey is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies in the series finale. The Giants are also holding left-handed-hitting outfielder Mike Yastrzemski and infielder Brett Wisely out in this one. Curt Casali is doing the catching and is batting ninth, Tyler Fitzgerald is in center field and is hitting eighth, and Marco Luciano is at the 6 and is batting second against Phillies left-hander Cristopher Sanchez. Bailey has missed some time this year due to a concussion but is hitting a strong .299 (32-for-107) for the Giants and fantasy managers, adding four home runs, 19 RBI and 15 runs scored along the way. Luciano, one of the Giants' top prospects, will be the most attractive DFS piece on Wednesday, especially after going 9-for-23 (.391) since his call-up.

    May 29 · Source via San Francisco Giants Patrick Bailey
  • Giants Designate Ryan McKenna, Drew Pomeranz For Assignment

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    The Giants made a series of transactions today, with Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area among those to relay them on X. Right-hander Spencer Howard and first baseman Trenton Brooks have been selected to the roster, while infielder/outfielder Tyler Fitzgerald has been recalled. In corresponding moves, first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. has been placed...

    May 28 · MLB Trade Rumors Prospects San Francisco Giants Ryan McKenna Trenton Brooks Tyler Fitzgerald Spencer Howard Drew Pomeranz
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. Officially Placed On Injured List

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    San Francisco Giants first baseman/outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. (hamstring) has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. The Giants expect him to miss around a month of action. This was expected to happen after Wade suffered a hamstring injury during Monday's game. This is a shame, considering Wade has been an on-base machine this season. Wilmer Flores figures to see increased playing time at first base for the Gigantes with Wade set to miss time. Trenton Brooks is at first on Tuesday and is hitting ninth against Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler.

    May 28 · Source via San Francisco Giants LaMonte Wade
  • Erik Miller To Serve As Giants Opener

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    San Francisco Giants left-hander Erik Miller (calf), who was unavailable due to a sore calf over the weekend, will serve as the team's opener on Tuesday night against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. Triple-A Sacramento right-hander Spencer Howard was being discussed as a candidate to be promoted to pitch in a bulk capacity. Miller, a 26-year-old rookie, tossed a scoreless inning in Monday's win over the Phillies but hasn't gone more than 1 2/3 innings in any of his first 26 major-league appearances this year, which includes two opening assignments already this year. Because he probably won't go more than one inning in this contest, he's completely off the streaming radar. Miller currently has a 4.38 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 14 walks and 31 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings in his rookie season.

    May 28 · Source via San Francisco Giants Erik Miller
  • Carson Whisenhunt Strikes Out Seven In Latest Start

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher prospect Carson Whisenhunt fanned seven batters in five innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday. The lefty allowed two earned runs on five hits while walking just one, although he also hit two batters. The strikeouts have been there this season for the former second-round draft pick, with 62 punchouts in 40 1/3 innings pitched, but the southpaw owns a 6.02 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 11 starts. Hopefully this is the start of something good for the Giants' top pitching prospect who still might see the big leagues this season, and with the big strikeout potential fantasy managers should continue to keep him on the radar.

    May 28 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Carson Whisenhunt
  • Trenton Brooks Riding Eight-Game Hit Streak

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    San Francisco Giants first base prospect Trenton Brooks had a big day at the plate on Sunday, going 4-for-5 with a triple, a walk, two RBI, and a run scored for Triple-A Sacramento. The hits extended his hit streak to eight games and he's hit safely in 10 of his last 11. During the hit streak, the 28-year-old is hitting .484 (15-for-31) with two doubles, a triple, a home run, eight RBI, eight runs scored, and a 9:6 BB:K. Despite being 28, the left-handed hitter has yet to make his MLB debut, but the offensive surge couldn't come at a better time as LaMonte Wade Jr. appears headed to the IL and this could be an opportunity to call up Brooks. On the season, the left-handed hitter is slashing .308/.426/.462 with a wOBA of .403, 129 wRC+, and is walking more than he's striking out (31:27). Keep an eye out to see if the Giants finally give him the call.

    May 27 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Trenton Brooks
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. Likely Going On Injured List

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    San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin said after Monday's win over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies that first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. (hamstring) will get an MRI on Tuesday, but the infielder is likely going on the 10-day injured list. Wade exited Monday's series opener due to a strained left hamstring that he sustained while legging out a double in the fifth inning, and he needed help walking off the field before being replaced by Wilmer Flores. Monday was Wade's first game back in San Fran's lineup since Friday after he nursed a minor left hamstring issue over the weekend, so he may have aggravated the problem. The 30-year-old on-base machine has been a lineup fixture for the Giants this year, slashing a hearty .333/.470/.426 with two home runs, 17 RBI, 22 runs scored, and one stolen base over 166 plate appearances (52 games), and it'll be a big loss to their offense for however long he's sidelined.

    May 27 · Source via San Francisco Giants LaMonte Wade
  • Nick Ahmed To Start Taking Batting Practice Soon

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    San Francisco Giants shortstop Nick Ahmed (wrist) will start taking batting practice in the next few days, according to the team. Ahmed is beginning baseball activities after being out since early May due to a left-wrist sprain. Before the 34-year-old veteran is able to return from the injured list, he'll need to go out on a minor-league rehab start, so he might not be back with the Giants before the end of May this weekend. Until Ahmed is able to return, infield prospect Marco Luciano will continue to play regularly at the 6 in the Bay Area. Ahmed's biggest contributions for the Giants come with his glove, so he's mostly a middle-infield option in NL-only leagues. Before his injury, he hit just .236/.274/.291 with no home runs and 11 RBI in 110 at-bats.

    May 27 · Source via San Francisco Giants Nick Ahmed
  • Michael Conforto Could Start Rehab Assignment Later This Week

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Michael Conforto (hamstring) could start a minor-league rehab assignment later this week, according to the team. Meanwhile, outfielder Austin Slater (concussion) will start a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday if he is cleared on Monday. Conforto is trying to recover from a right-hamstring strain but was cleared to resume baseball activities last week. The 31-year-old left-handed hitter has been out for more than two weeks and is going to need to prove he can run full speed before he's cleared to play in games at the minor-league level. If Conforto doesn't suffer a setback this weekend, he could return to San Fran's lineup early next week. Conforto's fantasy managers can only hope he'll return and pick up where he left off after he hit .280 (40-for-143) with seven homers and 20 RBI before being put on the injured list.

    May 27 · Source via San Francisco Giants Michael Conforto
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. Back In The Starting Lineup On Monday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder/first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup on Monday and will bat in the two-hole. Wade remained out of the starting lineup over the past two days due to a minor hamstring injury. This is a great sign, as the 30-year-old has been cleared and will look to continue his excellent start to the season. He currently holds a .333/.472/.421 line with two home runs and one stolen base. He has shown an excellent eye at the plate with a 20.2% walk rate, which is currently the best in the sport among qualified hitters. Wade remains a strong batting average contributor and a must-roster player in leagues that score on-base percentage. He is worth playing in DFS as he will go up against Phillies starter Taijuan Walker, who enters the contents with a 5.06 ERA.

    May 27 · Source via San Francisco Giants LaMonte Wade
  • Logan Webb Continues Solid Stretch

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb threw seven innings of one-run ball against the New York Mets on Sunday, coming away with a hard-luck no-decision in a 4-3 loss. Webb's only run allowed was unearned, and he left with a 3-1 lead that was blown in the ninth inning. He only gave up three hits and one walk while striking out a season-high eight. He has now allowed two or less earned runs in four straight starts while working at least six innings in each of them. This is the workhorse that fantasy managers expected when they drafted him with a top 50 pick.

    May 27 · Source via San Francisco Giants Logan Webb
  • Blake Snell Reinstated From Paternity List, Starting Monday

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    San Francisco Giants starter Blake Snell (personal) was reinstated from the paternity list on Sunday afternoon. The 31-year-old is reportedly still awaiting the birth of his baby but will return to the team to start Monday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. It is possible that he goes back on the paternity list after the game. Snell has endured a rocky start to his first season with the Giants as he's posted an 0-3 record to go along with a bloated 11.40 ERA, 2.07 WHIP and 17:9 K:BB through four starts. It is tough to trust last year's Cy Young winner right now, especially against a powerful Phillies offense.

    May 26 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. Remains Out On Sunday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder/first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. (hamstring) remains out of the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game against the New York Mets. Wade Jr. tweaked his hamstring during Friday's game and did not suit up on Saturday. The 30-year-old has been quite productive at the plate so far in 2024 and should be back sooner rather than later. In his absence, Wilmer Flores will start at first base and bat fifth. Flores is slashing a paltry .189/.228/.283 over his last 15 games, but he is 8-for-23 (.348 BA) with two doubles against Mets starter Sean Manaea in his career.

    May 26 · Source via San Francisco Giants LaMonte Wade
  • Mike Yastrzemski Comes Up Big In Tenth Inning Against New York Mets

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    The San Francisco Giants plated five runs in the top of the tenth inning Saturday in a 7-2 win against the New York Mets. A bases-loaded clearing triple by veteran outfielder Mike Yastrzemski was the big blow in the inning. Yastrzemski is hitting .224 with five home runs, 18 RBI, and 16 runs scored in 134 plate appearances this year. Interestingly, beleaguered closer Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth inning and gave up two hits and a run, blowing his fourth save of the year. Sean Reid-Foley then surrendered the five runs in the following inning, although none of them were earned runs. Luke Jackson earned the win for the Giants and Camilo Doval pitched the tenth in a non-save situation.

    May 25 · Source via San Francisco Giants Mike Yastrzemski
  • Jorge Soler, Marco Luciano Not In Saturday's Lineup

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Jorge Soler and shortstop Macro Luciano are not in Saturday's lineup. Soler has started in every game since returning from the injured list with an injured shoulder and has performed well with a .267/.333/.467 line highlighted by a solo shot on Friday evening. Luciano has started at shortstop over the past seven games and posted a stellar .429/.500/.619 line. As a result, Patrick Bailey will serve as the designated hitter and bat third on Saturday afternoon, and Brett Wisely will serve as the shortstop and bat in the nine-hole. Bailey is worth a look in DFS as he enters Saturday with a strong .301/.352/.495 line with four long balls and two stolen bases. He will face Luis Severino, who enters Saturday with a 3.48 ERA and 1.22 WHIP.

    May 25 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Marco Luciano Jorge Soler
  • LaMonte Wade Jr. Out Of Lineup With Tweaked Hamstring On Saturday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder/first baseman LaMonte Wade Jr. (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring in the ninth inning on Friday evening and will be getting a day off to recover on Saturday. As a result, Wilmer Flores will play first base and bat in the fifth hole. Wade Jr. has been one of the best all-around hitters throughout the young part of the season. He is currently placed in the top 98th and 96th percentile with a .416 xwOBA and .312 xBA, respectively. In addition, he currently holds a 20.4% walk rate, which is the best in baseball. This injury does not seem serious, so Wade Jr. could rejoin the starting lineup on Sunday. Flores is probably best to fade this afternoon in DFS as he enters Saturday with a poor.215 AVG and .207 xBA as he will face Luis Severino who has allowed just one run or less in four in just under half of his starts this season.

    May 25 · Source via San Francisco Giants LaMonte Wade
  • Camilo Doval Hangs On For Ninth Save

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    San Francisco Giants closer Camilo Doval nearly blew the save in Friday's win on the road over the New York Mets, but he held on to record his ninth save of the year despite a one-run ninth inning. DJ Stewart first doubled to get the tying run to the plate in the ninth, scoring on a Francisco Lindor single. Doval may have been the one to ultimately seal the deal on Friday, but it was Matt Chapman's stunning bare-handed throw to first base to retire Mark Vientos for the final out that completed the adventure. The flame-throwing 26-year-old right-hander features a 3.05 ERA with 27 punchouts through 20 2/3 innings as San Fran's stopper this year, but his 1.50 WHIP is a cause for some concern. Despite the shaky outing, Doval should still be viewed as one of fantasy preeminent closers going forward.

    May 25 · Source via Closers San Francisco Giants Camilo Doval
  • Patrick Bailey's Grand Slam Sinks Mets Friday

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    San Francisco Giants catcher Patrick Bailey sunk the New York Mets in Friday's win on the road, blasting a go-ahead grand slam to give his team a 7-6 lead in the eighth inning. Bailey got a hold of a fastball from Mets right-hander Reed Garrett on a 2-0 count with the bases loaded in a high-leverage spot, cranking his fourth home run of the year. The 24-year-old switch-hitting backstop is now hitting .301 (28-for-93) with four long balls, six doubles, 16 RBI, and two stolen bases in 30 games as San Fran's top catcher following the trade of Joey Bart earlier this year. With a unique skill set, Bailey is certainly worth a look as an option for fantasy managers in deep two-catcher leagues with the way he's performing for the Giants right now.

    May 25 · Source via San Francisco Giants Patrick Bailey
  • Drew Pomeranz Signs With Giants

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    The San Francisco Giants have signed relief pitcher Drew Pomeranz to a one-year deal. The veteran southpaw was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday. Pomeranz struggled to the tune of a 6.00 ERA in eight appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The 35-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2021 due to multiple injuries. This is a low-risk signing for the Giants to see if Pomeranz has anything left in the tank.

    May 24 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants Drew Pomeranz
  • Alex Cobb To Begin Throwing Program

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Alex Cobb (shoulder) is set to resume a throwing program during the weekend. The 36-year-old suffered a setback in his recovery process roughly a week ago. Now, the Giants are ramping up Cobb's activities again in hopes that he can join the Giants rotation. However, Cobb is not close to being ready to pitch in the MLB again. It's good to see him throwing again, which is a step in the right direction.

    May 24 · Source via San Francisco Giants Alex Cobb
  • Robbie Ray To Face Hitters Saturday

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    San Francisco Giants left-hander Robbie Ray (elbow) will face live hitters on Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May of last year. It's a pretty major development for the veteran southpaw. The 32-year-old began throwing bullpen sessions for the Giants during spring training but still isn't expected to be an option for their starting rotation until around the All-Star break in the middle of July. For a pitcher that has had issue with control in the past, fantasy managers may want to temper expectations for Ray for the second half of the 2024 campaign. On the flip side, the American League Cy Young winner in 2021 with the Toronto Blue Jays has plenty of strikeout upside with a 28.9% strikeout rate in 10 big-league seasons.

    May 24 · Source via San Francisco Giants Robbie Ray
  • John Michael Bertrand Tosses Six No-Hit Frames

    San Francisco Giants starting pitching prospect John Michael Bertrand tossed six no-hit frames on Thursday. He allowed just two free passes and struck out five. This dominant outing brings Bertrand to a solid 2.25 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 12:33 BB:K ratio. In fact, the 26-year-old has not allowed a run in four starts this season. The former tenth-round selection has logged 100 innings at Double-A over the past two seasons and is quickly approaching his Triple-A debut. The southpaw should remain on the waiver wire in all leagues but is worth monitoring as he has showcased elite potential several times this season.

    May 24 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants
  • Michael Conforto Unlikely To Return This Weekend

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    San Francisco Giants manager Bob Melvin says it's unlikely that outfielder Michael Conforto (hamstring) will be activated from the 10-day injured list in time for the club's series that starts on Friday against the New York Mets. After hitting the IL back on May 12, Conforto has ramped up his running progression but likely hasn't progressed quickly enough in his rehab from a strained right hamstring to return to the Giants when first eligible this weekend. The 31-year-old former New York Met was slashing a respectable .280/.331/.490 with seven home runs, seven doubles, and 20 RBI in 38 games (143 at-bats) as San Fran's everyday left fielder before getting hurt, and he's a decent stash in the majority of fantasy leagues. In Conforto's absence, former first-rounder Heliot Ramos is worth a look in NL-only formats while hitting .296 (16-for-54) with two homers, nine RBI, and one stolen base over 14 outings this year.

    May 23 · Source via San Francisco Giants Michael Conforto
  • Blake Snell Goes On Paternity List

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    The San Francisco Giants placed left-hander Blake Snell on the paternity list on Thursday and recalled relief pitcher Nick Avila from Double-A Richmond in a corresponding move. Snell should be back in time for his next start against the Philadelphia Phillies. The reigning National League Cy Young winner made his return from the injured list on Wednesday to face the Pittsburgh Pirates and he'll now leave the team for a few days. In his return from a groin strain, Snell allowed four earned runs on four hits while walking a season-high four batters and striking out five in 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision. The 31-year-old southpaw remains winless on the year with a nightmarish 11.40 ERA and 2.07 WHIP with 17 strikeouts in 15 innings of work over four starts. Snell should be able to get things figured out and has been notorious for being a slow starter, so he's worth some buy-low offers if you're in need of a strikeout artist.

    May 23 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Logan Webb Earns Another Quality Start

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Logan Webb posted his eighth quality start of the season in a no-decision versus the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. The right-hander tossed six frames and allowed six hits, two runs and one walk with six strikeouts. With the strong outing, Webb now has a solid 3.03 ERA. Webb opened the month of May with a hiccup when he allowed five runs (four earned) versus the Philadelphia Phillies, be he has bounced back with four earned runs allowed over his past four starts. As one of the more consistent pitchers in the sport, Webb is worth starting in all matchups moving forward. Next up for the right-hander will be a date with the New York Mets on Sunday.

    May 22 · Source via San Francisco Giants Logan Webb
  • Blake Snell Set To Return Wednesday

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell (adductor) is expected to be reinstated from the injured list to start Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Snell has been out of action since April 19 due to a strained left adductor, but he's ready to roll following two strong appearances on his minor-league rehab assignment. It's worth noting that Snell is expecting his first child in the coming days, but at this point in time, manager Bob Melvin feels like he's going to pitch on Wednesday. The hard-throwing 31-year-old left-hander gave up 15 runs over 11 2/3 innings (three starts) before going down, but fantasy managers should feel pretty good about Snell's chances of kick-starting his season in a soft matchup against Pittsburgh.

    May 21 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Michael Conforto Cleared For On-Field Batting Practice

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Michael Conforto (hamstring) has been cleared for on-field batting practice and is nearing a return from the injured list. A right-hamstring strain put Conforto on the 10-day injured list over a week ago, but he appears to be making good progress. The last hurdle that the 31-year-old probably will have to clear is running the bases at full speed, and it remains to be seen if he'll be sent out on a minor-league rehab assignment before returning to San Francisco. Conforto is eligible to return next Wednesday. The Giants could really use him back after recently losing rookie Jung Hoo Lee (shoulder) for the entire season. The left-handed-hitting Conforto was slashing a strong .280/.331/.490 with an .821 OPS, seven home runs and 20 RBI in 143 at-bats for the Giants before tweaking his hammy.

    May 21 · Source via San Francisco Giants Michael Conforto
  • Patrick Bailey Reinstated From Injured List

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    The San Francisco Giants reinstated catcher Patrick Bailey (head) from the seven-day concussion injured list on Tuesday and optioned catcher/outfielder Blake Sabol to Double-A Richmond in a corresponding move. The Giants also added outfielder Ryan McKenna to the active roster. Although Bailey was brought back from the IL on Tuesday, it was Curt Casali who got the start behind the plate for the Giants in Pittsburgh against the Pirates with a left-hander on the mound. Now that he's back, Bailey should return to primary catching duties in San Francisco after opening the year with a strong .280/.340/.451 slash line in 95 plate appearances. The former 13th overall pick in 2020 out of North Carolina State has added three home runs, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored in his 82 at-bats in 2024. Bailey should be back in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

    May 21 · Source via San Francisco Giants Patrick Bailey
  • Luis Matos Hitting Third Against Pirates

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Luis Matos is starting in center field and batting third on Tuesday in Pittsburgh against the Pirates and veteran left-hander Martin Perez. It's the first time this year that Matos has hit up near the top of the batting order, but he's deserved the move. The 22-year-old Venezuelan outfielder has hit .333 (10-for-30) with two home runs and 17 RBI in just eight games in his second year in the big leagues. Matos is unlikely to keep that high of a batting average through the rest of the season, but he's worth a pickup in fantasy leagues for outfield depth now that rookie Jung Hoo Lee (shoulder) is out for the rest of the year. Matos made his big-league debut in 2023 and hit .250/.319/.342 with two homers, 14 RBI, three steals and 24 runs scored in 76 games. It's a good matchup against the soft-tossing Perez on Tuesday for Matos.

    May 21 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Luis Matos
  • Giants Sign Donny Sands To Minor League Deal

    The Giants recently signed catcher Donny Sands to a minor league contract. The 28-year-old made his organizational debut with Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, going 0-5 with three strikeouts. That was Sands' first affiliated action of the 2024 season. The Tigers released him at the end of March. Sands subsequently had a brief stint in Mexico, suiting...

    May 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Detroit Tigers San Francisco Giants Donny Sands
  • Blake Snell Returning To The Rotation Soon

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell (groin) is nearing a return to the big-league rotation. The left-hander has been sidelined since late April due to a lingering groin issue. The good news is that Snell looked great during his most recent rehab outing on Friday. The left-hander threw five scoreless innings and struck out 10 batters. It sounds like the plan is for Snell's next start to be with the Giants. That'll likely happen at some point next week, possibly Wednesday versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.

    May 19 · Source via San Francisco Giants Blake Snell
  • Marco Luciano Records Two Hits In Win

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    San Francisco Giants shortstop Marco Luciano put together a solid performance against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. The 22-year-old was recalled on Tuesday with the team being shorthanded in the infield. He made the most of his chances on Saturday, going 2-for-4 in the win. The expectation is that Luciano is going to get significant at-bats with Nick Ahmed (wrist) still on the injured list. Luciano should get plenty of chances to show what he can do at the big league level.

    May 19 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Marco Luciano
  • Heliot Ramos Collects Two Hits

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Heliot Ramos continued his hot stretch at the plate during Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Ramos went 2-for-5 with two RBI in the blowout win. The 24-year-old has been impressive since getting called up a few weeks ago. So far, Ramos is slashing .297/.350/.378 with 11 hits and seven RBI in 37 plate appearances. The expectation is that both Ramos and Luis Matos are going to see more playing time with Jung Hoo Lee (shoulder) being out for the season. Ramos could be worth a look as a pickup in deeper leagues.

    May 19 · Source via San Francisco Giants Heliot Ramos
  • Jorge Soler Collects Three Hits Saturday

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    San Francisco Giants designated hitter Jorge Soler went 3-for-5 in Saturday's 14-4 win over the Rockies, including a pair of doubles. The slugger also drove in two runs and scored once. It's worth noting that Soler was penciled into the leadoff spot in both games since coming off the IL, and has gone 4-for-9 (.444) with a walk in those two contests. Shaking things up might just be what Soler needs, as it has been an underwhelming season so far, slashing .219/.308/.383 with five home runs, 10 RBI, and 16 runs scored over 146 plate appearances. He'll get a chance to make it a three-game hit streak on Sunday as the Giants face Dakota Hudson, who has an ugly 6.13 ERA on the season and Soler is 3-for-9 with a double and four walks against in his career.

    May 19 · Source via San Francisco Giants Jorge Soler
  • Alex Cobb Halts Throwing Program Due To Shoulder Discomfort

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    6:51pm: Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle notes that Cobb received a second cortisone shot in his shoulder, though that one was in a different spot. Per Cobb, the second cortisone shot is the reason he's no longer throwing but he's feeling better and hopeful the second shot will prove effective. 2:34pm: Alex Cobb...

    May 18 · MLB Trade Rumors San Francisco Giants Alex Cobb
  • Matt Chapman Fills The Stat Sheet on Saturday

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    San Francisco Giants third baseman Matt Chapman went 4-for-4 with two doubles, four runs, and a stolen base in Saturday's 14-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. He doubled twice and singled twice as part of his second career four-hit day. The 31-year-old also swiped his fifth bag of the season. He is starting to heat up and is 7-for-8 with four doubles, four runs, an RBI, and a stolen base over his last two games. Overall, Chapman is slashing .232/.296/.388 with five home runs, 20 RBI, 29 runs, and five stolen bases over 46 games in 2024. Chapman will look to continue his hot hitting in the series finale against the Rockies and makes an excellent daily streamer or DFS option for Sunday's state.

    May 18 · Source via San Francisco Giants Matt Chapman
  • Luis Matos Homers, Collects Six RBI On Saturday

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    San Francisco Giants outfielder Luis Matos went 3-for-5 with a home run and six RBI in Saturday's 14-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies. After driving in a career-high five runs on Friday, Matos topped that on Saturday by collecting six RBI against the Rockies. The 22-year-old blasted a three-run shot off Ty Blach in the first inning to put the Giants on the scoreboard. He hit an RBI double in the third inning and capped off his six-RBI day with a two-run single in the eighth frame. Matos has been red hot and driven in 16 runs over his last five games. Fantasy managers should add Matos off the waiver wire and use him as a streamer while he continues to swing a hot bat. Matos will look to keep things rolling in the series finale on Sunday against the Rockies.

    May 18 · Source via Prospects San Francisco Giants Luis Matos
  • Giants Claim Ryan McKenna

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    2:32PM: Both teams have announced the transaction, and MLB.com's Maria I. Guardado (via X) reported that the Giants placed Lee on the 60-day IL to create a 40-man roster spot for McKenna. 1:57PM: The Giants have claimed outfielder Ryan McKenna off waivers from the Orioles, FanSided's Robert Murray reports (X link).  McKenna was designated for...

    May 18 · MLB Trade Rumors San Francisco Giants Ryan McKenna
  • Alex Cobb Shut Down From Throwing

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    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Alex Cobb (hip, shoulder) has paused his throwing program and is not close to returning, per Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area. Cobb has been placed on the 60-day injured list since April 20 and has been shut down numerous times in his recovery process. Manager Bob Melvin emphasized that the 36-year-old pitcher still feels discomfort in his shoulder. This is not a good sign, as Cobb could be activated from the injured list later this month. This timetable looks unrealistic, and his absence could extend close to the All-Star Break. Cobb made 28 starts last season and showed excellent command with a 5.7% walk rate and a stellar 57.8% ground-ball rate. Cobb should remain on the waiver wire in all leagues but is worth keeping on an injured reserve spot in NL-only formats if you have room.

    May 18 · Source via San Francisco Giants Alex Cobb
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