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The Diamondbacks on Friday claimed outfielder Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Giants and optioned him to Triple-A Reno. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Patrick Corbin was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. Corbin is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on March 25 to repair a torn elbow ligament.
Kieschnick, 27, appeared in 38 games with San Francisco in 2013 and hit .202 (17 for 84) with five RBI. He also batted .273 (102 for 374) with 13 home runs, 27 doubles, nine triples and 56 RBI in 101 games with Triple-A Fresno.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder is a career .275 hitter (497 for 1,807) with 71 homers, 108 doubles and 298 RBI in 476 minor league games in the Giants organization. Kieschnick was originally drafted by San Francisco in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
The D-backs' 40-man roster remains at 40.
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We’re not even a full week into the North American schedule but already some names are starting to emerge as primed to break out in 2014. Are we able to tell anything from the first series of the season, or a team’s first run through the rotation? No. But there are enough reasons to believe in these three and their strong start plays a role in that. Lets take a look at three...
It’s hard to get excited about the first series of the baseball season. It’s also difficult to get too depressed if your team had a disappointing start to the season. The San Francisco Giants are no exception. There were obvious things that stood out, both good and bad throughout the Giants successful opening series with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Coming into the season the Giants...
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Giants 8 Diamondbacks 5
Recap: The San Francisco Giants take 3 out of 4 games on the road against the Diamondbacks. In the top of the 8th, with the score 5-4 in the Dbacks favor, Michael Morse came up and hit an RBI single to score Juan Perez. Then, with Posey and Morse on base, Angel Pagan hit a three run home run to give the Giants...
Tim Hudson waited more than eight months to get back on a big league mound after suffering a season-ending ankle injury last July. After giving him two years and $23 million, the Giants anxiously waited more than four months to see Hudson's first start in orange and black.
The debut was more successful than either side could have expected.
Hudson was laser sharp in a 2-0 win...
There isn’t much current dialogue between the Giants and Pablo Sandoval’s representatives about a potential contract extension that would keep the Panda in San Francisco beyond this season.
But Sandoval’s camp is open to resuming talks, and the Giants would engage if they are convinced it wouldn’t be a distraction to the 2012 World Series MVP and two-time All-Star third...
One of the unsung heroes of the 2012 San Francisco Giants team was Angel Pagan, who had come to San Francisco in trade in December, 2011. In fact, Pagan was so unsung that towards the end of the 2012 regular season, our very own Dave Cameron touted him for the tag of “most underrated player […]
Pat Burrell is now a Giants scout, and clearly, he’s kept himself in shape during his retirement. Also, check out manager Bruce Bochy dancing behind the plate in an attempt to distract him. Wonderful.
No matter how a team looks in spring training, things usually change once the regular season begins, inside the big ballparks, with every pitch recorded and every important play analyzed to death.
Curiosity abounds on Opening Day, inside the clubhouse and out, on how the team will respond in games that count.
One series into the 2014 season, the Giants like what they see. They...
Not for the first time and given his history, likely not the last, Yasiel Puig has been benched by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly for showing up late to the ballpark. Puig reportedly showed up late for batting practice ahead of Friday afternoon’s game against the San Francisco Giants. Things have not gone very […] The post Yasiel Puig reportedly benched by Dodgers...
It’s never a dull game when the Giants play the boys in blue. Following a loss to the Giants on Opening Day, the Dodgers hoped to get back on track with Clayton Kershaw’s replacement, lefty Paul Maholm on the mound.
San Francisco had other plans. Continuing their offensive streak, the Giants raked and put 11 hits on the board, including home runs from Mike Morse (his first in...
Robert Gauthier, McClatchy-Tribune
Giants 8 Dodgers 4
Recap: The Giants put up 6 runs in the first inning. With two outs in the first, Sandoval walked, Posey doubled, Morse hit a single that scored both Pablo and Buster. Morse got to second on an error by Kemp. Brandon Belt hit a single that scored Morse, and after Arias was intentionally walked to load the bases,...
It didn’t take long for the wheels to fall off for the Dodgers in their home opener on Friday.
The Giants tacked on eight two-out runs early, their bullpen kept them in the game, and San Francisco captured an 8-4 win over the rival Los Angeles.
It looked as if Hyun-Jin Ryu would have an easy top of the first when Pablo Sandoval worked a two-out walk. Buster Posey continued to...
Pat Burrell on dating as a scout as opposed to as a player ‘I can still pluck one from the herd once in a while’ #BTH
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Angel Pagan hit a three-run home run in San Francisco's five-run eighth inning and the Giants rallied to beat the Diamondbacks 8-5 on Thursday in a game that was halted briefly in the top of the first due to a swarm of bees in the outfield.
Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo each hit two-run home runs as Arizona led 5-3 after seven, but the Giants teed off on reliever...
Is it too soon to call the Giants “The Comeback Kids”?
For the second time in four games, San Francisco overcame a late deficit and defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Thursday afternoon. The Giants took three-of-four from their division rivals as they head to Los Angeles to face the first-place Dodgers.
Brandon Belt remained hot, hitting a lazer-shot home run – his third...