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Minor League Comeback Story Highlights Giants’ Non-Roster Invites

Fans of the San Francisco Giants have their first underdog story of the year to get ready for. The team announced their non-roster invitees to Spring Training yesterday, and perhaps most interesting among them is 30-year-old utility infielder and organizational soldier Mark Minicozzi. Minicozzi might be the most little-known of any Giants player to trot out to the field in Arizona...
Via BaySportsNet
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign Tim Lincecum to two-year, $35 million deal

The San Francisco Giants agreed with right-hander Tim Lincecum on a two-year, $35 million contract on Tuesday, reports CBS Sports. The two-time Cy Young winner also receives a full no-trade clause in the deal.  The deal will become official pending a physical examination, which has 
Via Sports-Glory
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

What’s on Second

It’s that sad time of the year again – Giants offseason. We’ve been so fortunate to be watching them in the postseason two out of the last three years, so that softens the blow a bit for 2013. But it turns out that we’ll have some things to watch even though the Giants aren’t playing. The offseason moves are going to be crucial if the black-and-orange hope to re-take the...
Via BaySportsNet
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Zito tops Dodgers for first win in nearly four months

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Barry Zito won in what likely was his final hurrah for San Francisco, Pablo Sandoval backed him with a two-run homer and the Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night. Tony Abreu hit a bases-loaded triple to stake Zito to a quick 3-0 lead in the second, then added an RBI double in the sixth as last year's World Series champions put themselves...
Via Fox Sports West
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' offense still cold in 2-1 loss to Dodgers

Giants manager Bruce Bochy described his team's offense as being ''cold right now.'' He might have been talking about the entire season for the defending World Series champs. San Francisco struggled at the plate for the fifth straight game Tuesday night, a problem that has plagued Bochy's ballclub all year. ''We couldn't get guys on base,'...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

American League wild-card race update: Sept. 22

Want drama? The American League wild card chase is heating up. Here's the latest look at how teams in the race stack up. Sunday's key results Tampa Bay Rays 3, Baltimore Orioles 1 Buzz: Rays left-hander Enny Romero only allowed one hit in 4 23 innings in his major-league debut. David DeJesus, Matt Joyce and James Loney each had RBI, helping Tampa Bay earn its third consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

American League wild-card race update: Sept. 22

Want drama? The American League wild card chase is heating up. Here's the latest look at how teams in the race stack up. Sunday's key results Tampa Bay Rays 3, Baltimore Orioles 1 Buzz: Rays left-hander Enny Romero only allowed one hit in 4 23 innings in his major-league debut. David DeJesus, Matt Joyce and James Loney each had RBI, helping Tampa Bay earn its third consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants' Tony Abreu placed on the DL with knee bursitis

The San Francisco Giants were forced to make some roster moves today.  Tony Abreu was placed on the DL.  Initially the injury was not disclosed, but it's been no secret he has been battling knee problems all year.  Eventually, the Giants tweeted out the roster moves and Abreu's official diagnosis. #SFGiants made the following roster moves today: Kensuke Tanaka optioned...
Via MLB Injury News
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Hit, Score, but Can’t Overcome Reds in Extra Innings

The Giants made progress against the Reds Wednesday evening. They got a hit, scored a few runs and even held a lead for some time. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to lead to a victory as the Reds forced extra innings before walking off against Javier Lopez and the Giants 3-2 in 11 innings. The Giants fell to 1-8 on their ten game road trip, and resigned themselves to at least one...
Via BaySportsNet
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants Road Woes Continue in 12-8 Loss to Pirates

The Giants struggles away from AT&T Park continued Wednesday night, as the Pirates battered Barry Zito and the Giants bullpen to the tune of 12 runs and 18 hits. Zito alone allowed eight runs and 11 hits in four and two thirds innings. Despite injuries to several Giants’ hitters, the offense managed eight runs and 15 hits on their own, led by new call ups Juan Perez and Tony...
Via BaySportsNet
June 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants activate INF Abreu from DL

The San Francisco Giants have activated infielder Tony Abreu from the 60-day disabled list and optioned infielder Nick Noonan to Triple-A Fresno. The Giants also transferred right-hander Ryan Vogelsong to the 60-day disabled list with a broken hand. He had surgery after breaking several bones in his pitching hand while batting against the Washington Nationals on May 20. Abreu was...
Via Fox Sports
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants 2, Rangers 1

Hunter Pence doubled, tripled and drove in both runs Monday in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Texas Rangers. Madison Bumgarner allowed a hit and a walk in four scoreless innings, his longest outing of spring training. Bumgarner struck out four and retired his final eight batters. After Kensuke Tanaka and Tony Abreu reached on infield singles in the third against...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

SF Giants Rumors: Ramon Ramirez Is Back, Tony Abreu Picked Up Off Waivers

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says (via Twitter) the San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms with reliever Ramon Ramirez. The Giants traded Ramirez and Andres Torres to the Mets for outfielder Angel Pagan last offseason.   It’s funny that now all three of these guys will be on the same team in San Francisco. It’s like the Giants let the Mets borrow these guys and gave us Pagan...
Via San Francisco Giants Baseball (SF Giants Rumors)
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Brewer Kottaras claimed by Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Royals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Friday and designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment. The 29-year-old Kottaras will compete for a backup job behind Salvador Perez in Kansas City. Kottaras hit .220 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs in 249 career games with the Red Sox, Brewers and Athletics. He was acquired...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals Claim Kottaras Off Waivers

KANSAS CITY, MO (January 25, 2013) – The Kansas City Royals today have claimed catcher George Kottaras on Outright Waivers from the Oakland Athletics.  To create room on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment. The 29-year-old Kottaras (kuh-tar-us) has played for the Red Sox (2008-09), Brewers (2010-12) and Athletics (2012), batting .220...
Via i70baseball
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals claim C Kottaras off waivers from Oakland

The Royals claimed catcher George Kottaras off waivers from the Oakland Athletics on Friday and designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment. The 29-year-old Kottaras will compete for a backup job behind Salvador Perez in Kansas City. Kottaras hit .220 with 24 homers and 84 RBIs in 249 career games with the Red Sox, Brewers and Athletics. He was acquired by Oakland on July 29...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals claim catcher Kottaras off waivers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals today have claimed catcher George Kottaras on Outright Waivers from the Oakland Athletics. To create room on the 40-man roster, the club designated infielder Tony Abreu for assignment. The 29-year-old Kottaras has played for the Red Sox (2008-09), Brewers (2010-12) and Athletics (2012), batting .220 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI in 249 Major...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

What’s On Second?

Spring Training starts in about a month. Barring injury or a terrible performance, the Kansas City Royals lineup is pretty much set, except for second base. Like last year, Chris Getz and Johnny Giavotella will compete for the job at second. But this year, Tony Abreu and Irving Falu could be in the mix as well. Going into Spring Training, Getz is the likely favorite, despite an...
Via i70baseball
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Box Score: Royals 7, Indians 6 (14 inn.)

The Indians made a valiant comeback late after trailing 6-1, but they came up short when Tony Abreu singled home Mike Moustakas in the top of the 14th as the Indians dropped the second game of the series 7-6. The Indians had a couple of painful innings where they should have been able to push across the winning run, including in the 12th when Casey Kotchman grounded into a double...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Abreu's single gives Royals win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak. Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals 7, Indians 6(14)

Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak. Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu blooped a single...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Indians leave 20 runners on base in loss

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Tony Abreu's two-out single in the 14th inning gave Kansas City a 7-6 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, snapping the Royals' six-game losing streak. Scott Maine (2-3) walked Mike Moustakas on four pitches to start the inning. Jeff Francoeur and Brayan Pena struck out, but Maine's wild pitch moved Moustakas into scoring position. Abreu...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Abreu's 3 RBIs help Royals over Twins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tony Abreu drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Abreu's three RBIs matched his career high, set on Sept. 18, 2007 while with Arizona at Colorado. Abreu, appearing in his eighth game since his Aug. 8 promotion from Triple-A Omaha, delivered a two-run two-out second inning single...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals 6, Twins 4

Tony Abreu drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep. Abreu's three RBIs matched his career high, set on Sept. 18, 2007 while with Arizona at Colorado. Abreu, appearing in his eighth game since his Aug. 8 promotion from Triple-A Omaha, delivered a two-run two-out second inning single, scoring Mike Moustakas...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox manager Valentine ejected argument at 1B

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was ejected from Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals for arguing a call at first base. Dustin Pedroia hit a grounder that Royals third baseman Tony Abreu bobbled before throwing to first. Replays showed that Pedroia beat the throw, but first base umpire Dan Bellino called him out. Valentine was out of the dugout quickly, arguing...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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