Giants rely on core of 4 relievers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have their own version of the Core Four that has fueled their recent October dominance. While players with catchy nicknames like the Panda, the Freak and MadBum, and shiny trophies like former NL Rookie of the Year and MVP Buster Posey get most of the accolades, a quartet of relievers has played almost as big a role in putting the Giants...
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Sergio Romo removed as Giants closer

The San Francisco Giants have removed Sergio Romo from the closers role. Romo, 31, blew his fifth save of the season on Saturday. He has especially had a tough time recently allowing 9 runs in his last 4 1/3 innings of work. In his last five outings he has three blown saves and very well could have had more. Bochy to close by committee with Affeldt, Casilla #sfgiants — Henry Schulman...
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Power, pitching lead Giants past Braves 2-1

Michael Morse was one of the last players to emerge in what had been a lively clubhouse after Friday night's 2-1 victory, which was provided by his tie-breaking homer in the sixth inning. When someone asked where Morse was, Jeremy Affeldt said with a straight face, "He's lifting, so he can hit them farther." Actually, Morse helped lift the Giants to their seventh...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilson activated, Affeldt expected to join Giants Wednesday

The Beard is back. It’s your choice whether you still fear it. The Dodgers activated right-hander Brian Wilson from the disabled list Tuesday afternoon, and the one-time Giants World Series hero will be available to face his former club as the rivals begin a three-game series at AT&T Park. The Dodgers optioned left-hander Paco Rodriguez, who held lefties to a .130 average...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants could activate Jeremy Affeldt on Tuesday

The San Francisco Giants have used their bullpen a lot this season.  Averaging just over 3 innings a game so far, the pen has been taxed for 40.2 innings of relief.  They've also been outstanding, with the third lowest bullpen ERA in baseball at 1.99!  That bullpen could get some help on Tuesday as the Giants look like they will activate Jeremy Affeldt.  Henry Schulman of...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants 2014 Opening Day Roster

Today’s the day that all San Francisco Giants fans have been waiting for. It’s a fresh start, and a start of a new season. All of the roster questions have finally been taken care of. Infielder Marco Scutaro and reliever Jeremy Affeldt will start the season on the DL. Scutaro is retroactive to March 21, and Affeldt is retroactive to March 23.   2014 Opening Day Roster   Pitchers...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants' Marco Scutaro and Jeremy Affeldt on DL to start season

The San Francisco Giants left Arizona with an assortment of aches and minor dings; they also left behind two players on the disabled list, reports Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury-News. Second baseman Marco Scutaro's back problems were not solved by the two epidural injections and a diagnostic nerve-block he received this spring.  Relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, he of...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt headed to disabled list

Giants left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt is set to open the season on the disabled list after spraining the MCL in his right knee. Giants manager Bruce Bochy informed the media of the issue after Affeldt's outing Wednesday night. “He felt it during the game,” Bochy said ( “He didn't have his (knee) brace on.” Affeldt, 34, managed only 30 appearances...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants third base coach Tim Flannery raises $96,000 for Bryan Stow

It’s been nearly three years since Bryan Stow was seriously injured in an attack outside of Dodger Stadium on Opening Day, but he remains a constant in the hearts and minds of the Giants organization. According to the Associated Press, Giants third base coach Tim Flannery presented the Stow family with $96,000 over the weekend to help with his medical costs. Stow suffered traumatic...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Flannery, band raise more than $96K for Bryan Stow

Tim Flannery, the San Francisco Giants' third-base coach and musician, presented the family of Bryan Stow with $96,000 during the weekend to help with his care as he continues to deal with traumatic injuries and brain damage from being severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium on opening day 2011. And more money is still coming. Flannery received a thank-you voicemail from Stow...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt Takes Time Out of the Holidays to Feed Thousands

While so many of us were unwrapping a brand new Xbox One, a shiny piece of jewelry, or a San Francisco Giants team shirt, reliever Jeremy Affeldt was out making a difference by feeding the hungry, and teaching children the lesson of giving. Affeldt’s non-profit organization, Generation Alive, sends packaged food that can become a nourishing meal simply by adding boiling water...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt Nominated for MLB's Hutch Award

We here at Nation Orange think that Jeremy Affeldt is a pretty special guy. Not only do we love watching him pitch, but we know that he is a terrific man. He is accomplished both on the baseball diamond and off, where he has published a memoir, runs a blog, has a wonderful family, and is incredibly active with humanitarian work. And for that, Affeldt has been recognized outside...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt Undergoes Surgery; Vows to Be Better Next Year

Jeremy Affeldt had a rough season. In the first year of a three year, $18 million contract, he battled inconsistency, lack of command, and a groin issue. The latter put him on the 60-day Disabled List, and rendered him ineffective even when he returned. Now he knows why. Or at least partially. Affeldt – unaware of the severity of his groin injury – just took a trip to...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' reliever Jeremy Affeldt out for season; conditioning a concern for management

To add to the woes of the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants' 2013 campaign, veteran lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt has been sidelined for the remainder of the season due to a nagging oblique injury. Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports that Manager Bruce Bochy stated in an interview that lack of conditioning could be at the root of Affeldt’s injury...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants to activate Jeremy Affeldt, Chad Gaudin still a few days from return

The San Francisco Giants are set to activate reliever Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list, according to Eric Gilmore of Affeldt has been sidelined since late July with a groin strain but threw his third simulated game on Tuesday and was pleased with his performance. Gilmore also writes that Chad Gaudin, who has been on the DL with carpal tunnel syndrome, still needs...
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September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants to activate Jeremy Affeldt from DL on Wednesday

  The San Francisco Giants will activate relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt from the disabled list on Wednesday. Affeldt, 34, has not pitched since July 20. The veteran left hander has been dealing with a strained groin. Bochy says Affeldt could be activated tomorrow and Gaudin will likely face live hitting on #sfgiants first day in LA, 9.12. — Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants) September...
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Jeremy Affeldt faces live hitters

San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt is still on course to come back to the team before the end of the season after facing live hitters on Tuesday afternoon. AJ Cassavell of reports that Affeldt threw 50 pitches in total, 30 of them to live hitters, and experienced no discomfort in his left groin, injured around six weeks ago. The 34-year-old acknowledged that he...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Updates on Yusmeiro Petit, Matt Cain, Chad Gaudin and Jeremy Affeldt

Picture courtesy of Marko Realmonte While you were probably partying during your Labor Day Weekend, the San Francisco Giants took two out of three games from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Yesterday’s starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit was in beast mode as he struck out a career high 10 in six plus innings. He’s now 2-0 since being called up by the Giants, and has a 3.12 ERA. I’m...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants injury updates: Hunter Pence, Jeremy Affeldt, Tony Abreu

The San Francisco Giants recently offered injury updates on several players currently going through rehab, including Tony Abreu, Jeremy Affeldt and Andres Torres. In addition to those rehabbing, Hunter Pence said that he's OK after last night's collision with the outfield wall. Pence told reporters -- including Jack Etkin of -- that he had the wind knocked...
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Jeremy Affeldt resumes throwing

San Francisco Giants' reliever Jeremy Affeldt has resumed throwing.'s Chris Haft reports that Affeldt threw for the first time Thursday night since suffering a left groin strain that put him on the disabled list on July 20. The throwing was nothing extensive, just light tossing, but it is Affeldt's first step toward recovery and resuming of baseball activities...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Affeldt Injury Could Push Giants’ Reliever Need and Other Injury Updates

The San Francisco Giants began with a promising injury update but ended with worrisome news about Jeremy Affeldt on Saturday night. Good news first: Ryan Vogelsong threw to Shawon Dunston and Roberto Kelly with results that satisfied manager Bruce Bochy at AT&T Park. After 35 off the mound and 40 in the bullpen, Vogelsong said he felt good. He could start pitching to hitters...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Latest Giants Trade Rumors, Etc.

Picture courtesy of Marko Realmonte The San Francisco Giants weren’t able to close the door and sweep the D-Backs. However, they were able to start the 2nd half off with a series win over the first place NL West leaders.   Reliever Jeremy Affeldt has a strained groin and will be out 4-6 weeks. Jean Machi is taking Affeldt’s place on the roster.   Henry Schulman of the San Francisco...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants reliever Affeldt sent to DL

San Francisco Giants lefty reliever Jeremy Affeldt will be sidelined up to six weeks after he strained his left groin Saturday, feeling and hearing a pop on a pitch against Arizona. Affeldt was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, while San Francisco recalled right-hander Jean Machi from Triple-A Fresno to take his place. Affeldt, who already missed time with a strained right...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jeremy Affeldt to miss 4-6 weeks with groin strain

Source: Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images North America The San Francisco Giants expect to be without reliever Jeremy Affeldt for four to six weeks. Affeldt, 34, will head to the disabled list with a sore left groin. The left hander had been pitching with soreness for weeks and was forced to leave Saturday’s game after re-aggravating it. The Giants will be left with Javier Lopez and...
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt departs with groin strain, disabled list trip possible

A disabled list trip is looming for  Jeremy Affeldt after the San Francisco Giants left-hander had to come out of last night's 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks with a groin strain. According to Chris Haft of, Affeldt was in obvious pain after throwing a fastball to A.J. Pollock during the sixth inning and left the field shortly afterwards. Affeldt underwent an...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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