Found February 22, 2012 on Mercury News:
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Jonathan Sanchez wasn't surprised when the San Francisco Giants dealt him to the Kansas City Royals during the offseason.

Spring training recap—Day 6

Today didn’t start out exactly on the right note when one particular Giants player’s name was not displayed on the list of pitchers scheduled to throw. No, I’m not talking about Tim Lincecum (stiff back), Ryan Vogelsong (strained back), or Dan Runzler (left lat). Instead, it was closer Brian Wilson whose name was ominously left off the schedule today, according to Comcast SportsNet’s...

SF Giants Rumors: Damon and Matsui Will Not Call San Francisco Home

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle says the San Francisco Giants are short on true outfielders, but still have no interest in Johnny Damon or Hideki Matsui. Staff fears the team is too left-handed already, and wants players who can still play the field.   I would have to agree! Damon and Matsui need to find American League teams that can let them DH. If the Giants were...

Sanchez looking for fresh start in Kansas City

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Royals are hoping Jonathan Sanchez can showcase the form that allowed him to once throw a no-hitter, not the form that has led the National League in walks. Sanchez was acquired from San Francisco in an offseason trade for outfielder Melky Cabrera. The left-hander threw a no-hitter in 2009 against San Diego after being relegated to the bullpen, and was...

Giants P Lincecum has no issues in bullpen session

Two days after having a bullpen session scratched, San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum was back to normal Thursday. Lincecum threw for about 10 minutes in the bullpen Thursday and said he felt "great." The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner was unable to throw Tuesday due to lower back stiffness. "You wouldn't know that he tweaked his back or whatever...

Is Cody Ross bitter about the Giants?

I just read a couple of articles about Cody Ross and how he’s feeling now that he’s with the Boston Red Sox (he signed a one-year, $3 million dollar deal with them last month). It’s late as I’m writing this so maybe I’ve just had a long day and I’m tired. But, man, it sure seems like Ross is bitter about the way things turned out for him in San Francisco. In one <a...

Huff shows up ready to regain 2010 form

Looking fresh and fit, Aubrey Huff arrived in camp Wednesday sounding intent on looking ahead, not toward the past.

Sandoval unconcerned with weight questions

Pablo Sandoval didn't mind talking about his weight. Revealing exactly what that figure is, however, must happen some other time.

San Francisco Giants notebook: Freddy Sanchez pleased with recovery from shoulder surgery

Second baseman pain-free hitting, taking ground balls

Prospect delayed by visa issue

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Giants prospect Angel Villalona has had his visa delayed back home in the Dominican Republic for what the team was told are weight and health issues. Darron Cummings Associated Press Giants catcher Buster Posey draws a crowd while signing autographs following a spring training workout at Scottsdale Stadium. Mean- while, prospect Angel Villalona's visa...

Sandoval feels 'great,' has more muscle mass

Pablo Sandoval understands the questions about his weight but no longer cares what people say.

Pablo Sandoval unconcerned about weight questions

Pablo Sandoval's portion sizes and weigh-in statistics always seem to be a hot topic this time of year.

Fight or flee? Joe Mauer, Buster Posey told to take different approaches

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