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Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News says number 3 prospect in the Giants organization (according to Baseball America) Heath Hembree was throwing bullets in his bullpen session. For those of you that haven’t heard of Hembree. He’s a guy that you might want to keep an eye on. He went 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA in 53.1 innings between San Jose and Richmond. Did I forget to mention that he had 38 saves too?!?!I’m not trying to start a controversy, but Hembree could be the Giants future closer. If Giants management decides they want to save money in the closer role, or if Brian Wilson has another arm injury. It could be an opportunity for Hembree to step in and show he can handle the closer role at a cheaper price.With that said, let’s hope Wilson has a healthy 2012! He’s just an awesome dude, and fun to watch in a Giants uniform!Side NoteAndrew Baggarly just reported that Tim Lincecum is listed as day-to-day with lower back stiffness.What’s your thoughts on Hembree and Wils...
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Chris Haft of MLB.com says (via twitter) ace pitcher Tim Lincecum was playing catch today on flat ground with Barry Zito. That’s great news, because his back can’t be that stiff if he’s already back to throwing. It’s a minor injury, but with your ace pitcher, you can never be to careful.
Reporting date for position players is tomorrow(2/23) and the first full-squad workout...
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is day-to-day after being diagnosed with lower back stiffness on Tuesday.Lincecum didn't throw his usual bullpen session Tuesday at the team's camp in Arizona.The Giants' ace threw on a back field for only a few minutes with trainer Dave Groeschner by his side.Lincecum lost 22 pounds in the offseason using a counter-current pool and new diet.
Power pitcher stands out in his first bullpen session
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...
Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com says (via twitter), infielder Charlie Culberson dropped a weight on the tip of his finger and broke it. He’s out indefinitely, says Baggarly.
In another tweet, Baggarly says Ryan Vogelsong was sent home today with an illness. Vogelsong seems to have bad luck as he’s already out with a back injury. Manager Bruce Bochy says it’s best to get...
RHP Tim Lincecum became the second San Francisco Giants pitcher to be pushed off his Spring Training schedule when his bullpen throwing session was cancelled Feb. 21 because of a stiff back.
Tim Lincecum maintained a simple approach while testing his valuable right arm during Sunday's initial workout for Giants pitchers and catchers.
Right-hander Tim Lincecum played catch on flat ground Wednesday, dispelling fears about the stiff back that forced him to skip his bullpen throwing session one day earlier.
When Giants closer Brian Wilson was asked Monday to explain last year's dip in his performance, he responded the way he pitches -- direct and true. Wilson was hurt a lot worse than most people knew.
Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum was scratched from his scheduled bullpen throwing stint on Tuesday morning with a stiff back.
What a sight for sore eyes!
There he was, sitting in the squat, receiving fastballs and assorted other pitches from familiar batterymates Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain.
And there he also was in the batting cage, swinging his lumber with that sweet, familiar stroke.
Buster Posey looked great on Sunday, the second day of spring training.
Still recovering from a trenchant leg and ankle...
Tim Lincecum skipped his bullpen session Tuesday because of a stiff back, but manager Bruce Bochy said it won't be a concern.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
The Giants suffered another injury Monday when it was revealed that minor league second baseman Charlie Culberson will be out indefinitely with a broken finger on his left hand. Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle was the first to tweet the news. Andrew Baggarly of Comcast SportsNet says that Culberson dropped a weight on the...
Most of the veteran hitters are now in camp, minus one: Melky Cabrera. The Giants have asked all position players to arrive by Thursday with full workouts beginning on Friday.
The big news today, of course, is how well Tim Lincecum is holding up after he couldn’t go yesterday because of a stiff back.
Timmy participated in cardio and stretches with the rest of the team on the field...