Hall of Fame outfielder Irvin dies at age of 96

Jan 13, 2016

Hall of Fame outfielder Irvin dies at age of 96

Hall of Famer Monte Irvin, a power-hitting outfielder who starred for the New York Giants in the 1950s in a career abbreviated by major league baseball’s exclusion of black players, has died. He was 96. The Hall of Fame said Irvin died Monday night ...

Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options

Dec 9, 2015

Maeda in spotlight as MLB teams mull options

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With the haggling for posted Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda set to start, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday at the baseball winter meetings that the two-time Sawamura Award winner was an intriguing option for big league clubs. “We looked at the ...

Giants land Samardzija in free agency

Dec 6, 2015

Giants land Samardzija in free agency

The San Francisco Giants landed a top-tier starter to complement ace Madison Bumgarner, agreeing with free agent Jeff Samardzija on a $90 million, five-year contract Saturday, a day after losing out on Zack Greinke. The club said the deal will be formally announced once ...

Bonds back in the game

Dec 5, 2015

Bonds back in the game

If Barry Bonds thinks a full-time return to baseball will help his Hall of Fame chances, he could be disappointed. Maybe he’ll at least help the Miami Marlins. Bonds is joining the staff of new Marlins manager Don Mattingly as hitting coach. The media-shy, ...

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Dec 5, 2015

Diamondbacks land Greinke

Zack Greinke will still pitch in the NL West. But surprise — with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks unexpectedly won the Greinke sweepstakes, beating out the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants for the free agent ace Friday night. He reached agreement ...

Aoki on move again, to join Mariners on one-year deal

Dec 3, 2015

Aoki on move again, to join Mariners on one-year deal

The Seattle Mariners’ ongoing roster makeover now includes outfielder Norichika Aoki. The Mariners and the free agent outfielder have reached agreement on a contract for the 2016 season pending a physical, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. They spoke to AP ...

Nov 19, 2015

Giants' Crawford OKs six-year deal

Fresh off his Gold Glove award last week, San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford agreed to a $75 million, six-year contract Tuesday that takes him through the 2021 season. The team announced the deal Tuesday, and scheduled a news conference for Crawford on Wednesday ...

Longtime baseball scout Genovese, 93, passes away

Nov 17, 2015

Longtime baseball scout Genovese, 93, passes away

George Genovese, a minor league shortstop and manager who became a scout for the San Francisco Giants and signed such future standouts as Bobby Bonds, George Foster and Gary Matthews, has died. He was 93. He died Sunday at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center ...

Giants decline Aoki's option

Nov 5, 2015

Giants decline Aoki's option

The San Francisco Giants declined their 2016 contract options on outfielders Nori Aoki and Marlon Byrd. Both players became free agents Wednesday night, but the Giants left open the possibility of bringing them back later in the offseason. General manager Bobby Evans made the ...

Oct 24, 2015

Giants to exercise Aoki's option: report

The San Francisco Giants will pick up the $5.5 million option on Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki on “presuming he continues to heal”, CBSSports.com reported on Friday. Aoki secured a regular place in the lineup after joining the Giants this season, putting up a .317 ...

Oct 20, 2015

Veteran southpaw Zito calls it quits

Left-hander Barry Zito is retiring just as he planned. The pitcher made the announcement in an article he wrote for The Players’ Tribune posted Monday, saying, “I’m retiring today from baseball, but I’ll never be too far away from the game that made me ...

Hudson bids farewell after 222 wins

Oct 2, 2015

Hudson bids farewell after 222 wins

Tim Hudson left the pitching mound for likely the last time to a roaring ovation and tipped his cap to every section of the stadium as his Giants teammates waited in front of the dugout in a hug line. Hudson wanted one final start ...