Found February 16, 2012 on SF Giants Nirvana:
Justin Christian, who was designated for assignment last week, cleared waivers and has re-signed with the San Francisco Giants. This and the Ramon Ortiz deal? This is quite possibly the busiest day of the offseason.

SF Giants Rumors: Minor Moves

Chris Haft of says outfielder Justin Christian cleared waivers and has re-signed with the San Francisco Giants organization. Christian has received a non-roster invitation to camp. Haft also says the Giants have signed LHP Travis Blackley to a minor league deal. Blackley will also get a non-roster invitation to camp.~King of Cali (Steven)———-——–—-——-...

San Francisco Giants Bullpen, Spring Training Preview

Spring Training is right around the corner. Pitchers and catchers are reporting on February 18, and most of the bullpen roles are already filled. The San Francisco Giants have lost one key arm in the bullpen and that’s reliever Ramon Ramirez (traded to Mets). His arm will be missed, and this trade prompted the Giants to go out and sign Clay Hensley. Hensley should be the replacement...

SF Giants Rumors: Another Bullpen Arm Added To The Mix

The San Francisco Giants have announced (via twitter) that they have invited RHP Ramon Ortiz to Spring Training. Which means he likely has signed a minor league contract with the Giants. GM Brian Sabean could be adding to the bullpen mix to increase the competition for the final bullpen spot, or he could be looking for some veteran backup plans in case a reliever can’t go at the...

On this date in Giants history—Feb. 16

Happy birthday to KNBR evening radio host and former major league outfielder Eric Byrnes. The Redwood City native turns 36 today. There are just 2 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training and 46 days until Opening Day. On this date in Giants history… 1896: New York City Parks Commissioner Samuel McMillan announces a plan to cut a street through the Polo...

Giants Give Ramon Ortiz A Spring Invitation

RHP Ramon Ortiz signed a minor league deal with the Giants and received an invitation to the team's major league spring camp.

Ramon Ortiz agrees to deal with Giants (AP)

Right-hander Ramon Ortiz has agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants and been invited to big league spring training. The 38-year-old went 1-2 with a 4.86 ERA in 22 appearances with two starts last year for the Chicago Cubs in his 11th major league season. He will join his eighth team.

San Francisco Giants fan essentials

GIANTS FAN ESSENTIALSWhere: Home games are played at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road.Practices: The Giants work out daily at Scottsdale Stadium.

2012 San Francisco Giants go to spring training without World Series momentum

This spring, the Giants are moving from Showtime to go time.No more reality TV crews. No more talk of defending their title.

San Francisco Giants key dates

KEY DATESPitchers and catchers report: SaturdayRest of squad reports: Feb. 24Exhibition opener: March 3 vs.

Sarah's Take: Giants a one-dimensional team

Although Giant fans believe that their team will return to the playoffs this season, the Giants appear to have the same offensive problems. The Giants look like they are headed for a mediocre season unless their general manager, Brian Sabean, pulls a last-minute trick to improve the offense.

HBT: Can Giants find enough offense?

HBT: The return of Buster Posey should help the Giants' offense, but it remains to be seen if that will be enough to return to the playoffs.
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.