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Giants trade Clayton Blackburn to Rangers, get minor-league infielder in return

The Giants traded Blackburn for 21-year-old Frandy De La Rosa, and here’s what they might have been thinking. Days later, it still seems odd that the Giants designated Clayton Blackburn for assignment to make room for Tim Federowicz, who is likely to be sent back to Sacramento in the next week. Blackburn might not ever make an All-Star team, but he’s a reasonable option to start...
Via McCovey Chronicles
April 17, 2017

Rangers acquire Blackburn for De La Rosa

SEATTLE -- The Rangers on Sunday acquired right-handed pitcher Clayton Blackburn from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Minor League infielder Frandy De La Rosa.
April 16, 2017

Rangers Acquire Clayton Blackburn From Giants

The Rangers have acquired right-hander Clayton Blackburn from the Giants for minor league infielder Frandy De La Rosa, per announcements from both teams. It’s no surprise that San Francisco found a taker for the 24-year-old Blackburn, who began generating interest after the Giants designated him for assignment Tuesday. Baseball America ranked Blackburn among the Giants’ 10 best prospects...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
April 16, 2017

Giants Receiving Trade Interest In Clayton Blackburn

Giants general manager Bobby Evans expects to be able to trade minor league right-hander Clayton Blackburn after designating him for assignment yesterday, writes Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Baggarly tweeted after the DFA that trade interest in Blackburn has been constant over the life of the winter, and he speculates within his column that the Giants may already...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
April 12, 2017

Blackburn excited to get first taste of Majors

The Giants called up right-hander Clayton Blackburn from Triple-A Sacramento before Thursday night's opener of a four-game series against the D-backs at Chase Field and immediately placed him in the bullpen.
May 12, 2016

Giants call up Clayton Blackburn

The 23-year-old right hander will get his first taste of the major leagues after a rocky start to his Triple-A season. The Giants made a surprise move to bolster their pitching staff, calling up Clayton Blackburn from Triple-A Sacramento. The corresponding roster move is ... unknown, for now, according to the Giants' official Twitter account. Blackburn was 1-3 for the River Cats...
Via McCovey Chronicles
May 12, 2016

Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s – Game Notes from April 22, 2016

  It was overcast for much of the day here in Sacramento, with scattered showers dropping plenty of much needed rain. However, the baseball Gods decided that a game needed to be played tonight, providing excellent weather for tonight’s game, the Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A affiliate for the San Francisco Giants) versus the Las Vegas 51s (New York Mets). For the River Cats –...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blackburn shaping up as bona fide prospect

When Clayton Blackburn was struck by a pair of sharp comebackers in a March 2 spring appearance against the Angels, he said that he had never absorbed that kind of hit before. The next career first Blackburn experiences should feel much more pleasant.
March 30, 2016

Giants option Clayton Blackburn but there's nothing discouraging about it; Kyle Blanks, Ricky Romero among seven other roster trims

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Barring a cascade of injuries, Clayton Blackburn wasn’t a candidate to make the Giants’ opening-day roster. But his strong spring provided further encouragement that he’ll be ready whenever the Giants have a need for innings this season. Blackburn pitched effectively for four innings on a lively and warm Sunday afternoon against a Colorado Rockies lineup full...
Via Giants Extra
March 20, 2016

Giants pitcher Matt Cain has cyst removed from throwing arm

San Francisco Giants right-handed pitcher Matt Cain is off to a slow start in Arizona after having a cyst removed from his upper right arm. Cain has had quite the string of bad luck in the past couple seasons, and we can only hope this is not a foreshadowing of how his 2016 season will be. Cain was pulled from pitching on Thursday and it was determined that he would need a cyst...
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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