Found July 09, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants placed backup catcher Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder in one of several roster moves made by the slumping World Series champions.
Prior to tonight's game #SFGiants have placed Hector Sanchez on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain and have recalled Mike Kickham.
— #VotePENCE (@SFGiants) July 9, 2013
Sanchez has been bothered by a sore shoulder since the spring and has played sparingly as a backup to All-Star Buster Posey. He popped out as a pinch-hitter in the 13th inning of San Francisco’s 16-inning, 4-3 loss to the New York Mets on Monday night.
Pitcher Michael Kickham was called up from Triple-A Fresno to help the Giants weary bullpen. San Francisco also purchased the contract of second baseman Kensuke Tanaka from Fresno and designated outfielder Cole Gillespie for assignment.
Additionally, the team agreed to terms with veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur on a minor league contract.
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What do I think of the Giants signing Jeff Francoeur?
I hope I’m wrong, but I don’t see it having a major impact. I was wrong, after all, about Pat Burrell.
Francoeur has had a lot of bad years and only one good one over the last half-decade or so. He’s decent against left-handed pitching only. He’s got mediocre defense. I don’t see him catching the Giants magic...
The San Francisco Giants have added outfielder Jeff Francoeur to their roster.
Francoeur was released by the Kansas City Royals on Friday and was said to be seeking a major league deal.
While with the Royals the 29-year-old hit a disappointing .208/.249/.322 this season with 3 home runs and 13 RBI in 59 games.
After a down 2012 the Royals were hoping that Francoeur would return to...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Former Royal Jeff Francoeur signed a minor-league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, which may make some fans wonder why the Royals simply didn't option Francoeur to Triple-A Omaha as insurance to the possibility of a major injury to one of their big-league outfielders.
Francoeur, though, was a five-plus years player in terms of service time...
The reeling San Francisco Giants added to their depleted outfield Tuesday, reaching agreement with Jeff Francoeur, according to major-league sources.
Francouer, 29, was designated for assignment for the Kansas City Royals on June 30 and released Sunday. The Royals will be responsible for nearly all of the remainder of his $6.75 million salary, with the Giants paying him only a pro...
It’s come to this for the beleaguered Giants. Signing a player that not even the Kansas City Royals wanted.
The Giants and outfielder Jeff Francoeur agreed to a minor-league contract. The team hopes he can give the slumping outfield some kind of boost eventually. Easier said than done. He was DFA’ed by the Royals last month after hitting .208 with 3 homers and 13 RBI in 59 games...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With outfielder Jeff Francoeur no longer a Royal, the subject of what to do with the Frenchy Quarter section of Kauffman Stadium has come up often in the past two weeks.
The Royals say they have the solution: Let the fans rename it, then promote it like the Frenchy Quarter had been since 2012.
The Royals are giving fans three options:
GordoNation (named for...
Man, from these fans, you’d never know the Giants had won 2 World Series titles in 3 years…
From the SB Nation San Francisco Giants blog McCovey Chronicles
“I’ve been praying and praying for Jeff Francoeur to save the Giants I’m anticipating a 30 game winning streak starting tonight!”
“Mostly, having to do with Jeff Francoeur’s stupidly spelled name. I officially...
Just your average Tuesday as the San Francisco Giants made a flurry of roster moves before tonight’s starting lineup was announced at AT&T Park.
As earlier reported, the Giants signed Jeff Francoeur to a minor league contract. The outfielder will report to triple-A Fresno and start in left field tonight for the Grizzlies. Francoeur hit .208 (38-for-183) with three home runs...
There’s an old saying among Dominican ballplayers: “You can’t walk your way off the island.” The implication is that you have to hit — and swing — to get noticed by Major League Baseball talent evaluators and have the chance to defect from the Communist country.
Of course, we all know that the modes of evaluating baseball players have changed, rather radically, over the...
Last night was a game the San Francisco Giants desperately needed. Tim Lincecum was dealing, and struck out 11 Mets in his 7 innings of work. They went on to lose the game in the 16th inning. They had plenty of chances to score, and base-runners all over the place. They just weren’t able to cash in with a clutch hit. They’ve now lost 12 of their last 14 games, and are 6.5 games...
A team grasping at straws, the Giants made two moves before Tuesday’s game against the Mets.
First, they placed Hector Sanchez on the disabled list with an injury I care less about than Phish cares about brevity. Mike Kickham gets his third trip to the big-league roster to replace the Giants’ third catcher. But the bizarre move was the call-up of Kensuke Tanaka, the Japanese...
After being released by the Kansas City Royals, the once bright baseball future of former Atlanta Braves phenom Jeff Francoeur was looking bleak indeed. There were some rumblings that Frenchy might return to Atlanta to provide a little bench support. He may still do that, but it will be in a San Francisco Giants uniform if he does.
Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com tweeted this morning that
The Giants have signed outfielder Jeff Francoeur to a minor-league contract, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Following his release Sunday from Kansas City after struggling for most of the last two seasons, “Frenchy” will join Triple-A Fresno and await promotion.
Francouer is just 29 but has already had a turbulent major-league career, with the Royals as the fourth team...