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SF Giants Rumors: Torres, Kickham, Peguero, Noonan, Zito, Cain, Sandoval and Pence

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors Yesterday Andres Torres was placed on the DL with a left Achilles strain, and pitcher Mike Kickham was sent back down to the Fresno Grizzlies. The counter moves were bringing up outfielder Francisco Peguero and infielder Nick Noonan.   Manager Bruce Bochy said the plan for now is for Barry Zito to make the next start, so Zito...

Foot problem lands Giants' Panda on DL

The San Francisco Giants have put third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left foot. The reigning World Series MVP was sidelined before the Giants played Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Infielder Nick Noonan was recalled from Triple-A Fresno to take Sandoval's roster spot. Noonan had just been optioned to Fresno on Saturday after spending...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants activate Tony Abreu, option Nick Noonan to Fresno

Infielder Tony Abreu has been activated from the 60-day DL and will join the San Francisco Giants, according to Henry Schulman of the Chronicle. To make room, Ryan Vogelsong was transferred from the 15 to 60-day DL and infielder Nick Noonan has been optioned to Triple-A Fresno. Abreu was the favorite to make the Opening Day roster as a backup infielder, only losing out to Noonan...

Back-up Noonan impresses Giants early

The Giants have about 20+ returning players this year as fans are getting whiffs of deja vu, but with a shallow farm system, rookie infielder Nick Noonan has gotten some playing time in the big leagues. After being drafted in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft as pick No. 32, Noonan has played his fair share of minor league baseball. Six years in the Giants minor system, Noonan...
Via Seed Spitters
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Episode 100: Hello…Noonan

Episode 100: Hello…Noonan is out! In the hundredth episode, Thomas and Danny talk about Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito’s odd starts, Nick Noonan’s hot debut, hot hitting from the top of the lineup, Buster Posey’s slow start, Hector’s odd presence, and some Brandon updates. Click on the image to find it on iTunes:  You can also find it on the RSS feed, or by clicking on...
Via Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle
April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Noonan Joins the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Nick Noonan's journey from 1st round pick in the 2007 amateur baseball draft (32nd overall) to getting his first Major League start as a San Francisco Giant this week could be described as circuitous. In the same way that Barry Zito's curve ball drifts up, describes a parabola, then drops through that 17 inch square target umpires hopefully recognize as a strike. ...
Via The Giants Cove
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Comeback Win, Romo Save, Noonan Shines, Lineup, Down On The Farm

Nick Noonan Yesterday was a great way to start the road trip for the San Francisco Giants! They were down 5-0 but didn’t throw in the towel. The scratched and clawed their way back into the game, and ended up winning 7-6. Closer Sergio Romo added another save  to the back of his baseball card under the 2013 season stats section. Romo has been perfect thus far, and is 6-for-6 in...

SF Giants Rumors: Barry Zito Does It All, Nick Noonan To Make First MLB Start

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors It was a nice hot day in San Francisco as the San Francisco Giants put an old fashion whooping on the Rockies (10-0) to sweep the series. Barry Zito tossed 7 innings of shutout ball, and hasn’t allowed a single run on the season. Is it too early to start the Cy Young Award campaign? Zito didn’t just do it with his arm. He also racked...

Giants add Nick Noonan for opening day roster

Infielder Nick Noonan has cracked the San Francisco Giants' opening day roster, only two weeks after being optioned to the Triple-A Fresno club. Noonan received the good news that he had been recalled to the big leagues after going 2 for 3 with a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning of a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. That raised his spring training...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Spring Cuts, Gaudin Wins Job, Sandoval, Noonan, Pill, Etc.

Last Friday reliever Ramon Ramirez and infielder Wilson Valdez were given their releases. On Sunday reliever Dan Runzler was optioned to Fresno. He was having a strong spring, but his last few outings went downhill. Chad Gaudin has had his contract purchased and has been added to the San Francisco Giants Major League roster. This means he’s officially made the team. Pablo Sandoval...
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