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SANTIAGO CASILLA RUMORS

Giants News: Santiago Casilla named closer after third save

The San Francisco Giants have had bullpen problems, among the other problems in their month-long skid. It started with the apparent sudden mortality of long-time closer Sergio Romo. The World Series hero blew three saves in the month of June and was removed from the role at the end of the month. Manager Bruce Bochy then declared that the Giants were going with a "closer by...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves I Actually Made, Week 13: Speculating on Saves

Looking for short-term saves? Casilla might be your man (Photo: sfgiantsphotos.mlblogs.com) As tempting as it is to write about Mookie Betts and why you should pick him up (you should) I am sure you have already heard it from everyone else and their mother. I’m going to take a different route and talk about MLB trade deadline prep. This is one of the most exciting months of the...
Via Baseball Professor
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Santiago Casilla activated

Santiago Casilla of the San Francisco Giants has been activated, the team has announced. Casilla was on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring he suffered while trying to beat out a ground ball in Colorado on May 21, as I reported. George Kontos was demoted to Triple-A to make room for Casilla.#492807981 / gettyimages.comCasilla has thrown a plethora of bullpens and...
Via MLB Injury News
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Table-Throwing Time

When will the Giants do something that will fix this team? All in all, a week’s set of games that went badly don’t end a season, particularly when the week started with a huge lead, and ended with a still-sizable one.  But there were a lot of troubling trends to be dealt with.  And a losing streak is normally when changes start to happen.  One has already started to be seen...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants P Santiago Casilla injures himself trying to beat out infield single (GIF)

Like most other relief pitchers, Santiago Casilla has had very few at-bats during his career. On Thursday night, the San Francisco Giants righthander experienced the fifth plate appearance of his career and first since 2012. The Giants probably wish they replaced him with a pinch hitter. With San Francisco leading 5-1, Casilla chopped a ground […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Injury Update: Santiago Casilla leaves game with right hamstring injury

In the ninth inning of a San Francisco Giants win over the Rockies, pitcher Santiago Casilla left the game due to a right hamstring injury, according to Alex Pavlovic of The San Jose Mercury News. He will undergo an MRI Thursday and will likely hit the disabled list. Right hamstring for Casilla, MRI tomorrow. Likely to DL tomorrow, Bochy said. He's talking to Sabean about roster...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Santiago Casilla's interference gives Eric Hinske ground rule double (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Santiago Casilla had a brain spasm while warming up in the bullpen as he picked up a live ball during Wednesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and it arguably cost the Giants the game. In the eighth inning with the Giants up 1-0, Casilla was warming up on the mound in left field foul territory...
Via Holdout Sports
April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Casilla Locked In, Minor League Deal Reached With Herrera

The San Francisco Giants have inked reliever Santiago Casilla to a 3-year deal worth $15 million, reports Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.   Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com (via Twitter) adds that the Casilla deal buys out two of his free-agent years. The team also has control over a third year as well (club option). Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports (via Twitter...

Source: Giants, Casilla reach deal

The Giants and right-handed reliever Santiago Casilla agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal on Monday, according to a source. The deal, which also contains a vesting option for a fourth year according to the source, buys out Casilla's final year of arbitration and two free-agent years. According to the source, if Casilla, 32, fails to reach certain thresholds, the vesting...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss
KNEES WERE A-KNOCKIN'

Giants P Casilla jumps out of batter's box

Here is the video of San Francisco Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla taking an at-bat in the 14th inning last night against the Brewers.Look at how far away he tries to stand from the batter's box. Casilla is not used to hitting at all and he is very scared of getting hit by the pitcher. The fun begins around the 1:05 mark of the video. Here is another at-bat from...
Via D Wizzle's World
May 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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