Bonds has conviction overturned by Court of Appeals

Apr 23, 2015

Bonds has conviction overturned by Court of Appeals

Baseball legend Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government’s investigation into illegal steroids distribution. Bonds, whose ...

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Apr 9, 2015

Aoki sparks Giants in victory

Chris Heston plunked the first batter he faced and compounded it by throwing the ball into right field while trying to pick him off. The two-base error led to a run, not exactly the start a pitcher going for his first big league win ...

Apr 4, 2015

Giants give Bochy, Sabean contract extension through 2019

The San Francisco Giants extended the contracts of manager Bruce Bochy and baseball operations leader Brian Sabean through the 2019 season Friday. The Giants also announced that Sabean, the longest-tenured general manager in the majors, has been promoted to executive vice president of baseball ...

Pitch breaks Pence's arm

Mar 6, 2015

Pitch breaks Pence's arm

Hunter Pence broke his left forearm and will be sidelined six to eight weeks after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the San Francisco Giants’ 8-6 win over a Chicago Cubs split-squad on Thursday. One of the clubhouse leaders for ...

Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut

Mar 4, 2015

Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut

World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday. Bumgarner gave up four ...

McGehee at ease after trade to San Francisco

Feb 28, 2015

McGehee at ease after trade to San Francisco

MLB Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to Chicago (Cubs), Milwaukee (Brewers), Pittsburgh (Pirates), New York (Yankees), Japan (Tohoku ...

Aoki starts work with Giants

Feb 25, 2015

Aoki starts work with Giants

Nori Aoki has reconsidered his original plan to wrestle big ace Madison Bumgarner. “Maybe after practice,” he cracked, chuckling while sitting at his locker before the San Francisco Giants hit the field for their first full-squad workout. A few hours later after seeing Bumgarner ...

A-Rod back with Yankees

Feb 24, 2015

A-Rod back with Yankees

Alex Rodriguez reported to the New York Yankees three days ahead of schedule. He spoke for 8½ minutes about his season-long drug suspension. But on his first day back with the team since September 2013, he never said why he resumed the use of ...

Giants enter spring hoping to defend crown

Feb 19, 2015

Giants enter spring hoping to defend crown

The San Francisco Giants roll in even years, winning the World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Enough of that pattern, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We want to have a lot of fun in an odd year,” he said as San Francisco pitchers ...

Aoki finalizes move to World Series champion Giants

Jan 21, 2015

Aoki finalizes move to World Series champion Giants

Norichika Aoki is offering a bold challenge to World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner, one of his new San Francisco Giants teammates. “I’ve heard that Madison likes to wrestle, I think I’m going to initiate the wrestling,” the left fielder joked Tuesday. Aoki brings more ...

Aoki joining Giants

Jan 17, 2015

Aoki joining Giants

After losing to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Norichika Aoki has joined them. The free agent outfielder agreed Friday to a $4.7 million, one-year contract with San Francisco, a person with knowledge of the agreement said. The person spoke on condition ...

Marlins hook slugger Morse

Dec 18, 2014

Marlins hook slugger Morse

Michael Morse and the Miami Marlins have finalized a $16 million, two-year contract. Morse gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $7 million next season and $8 million in 2016 under the agreement announced Wednesday. He can earn a $250,000 performance bonus ...