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Giants' Tristan Beck: Evaluated for hand injury
Beck has been sent back to San Francisco to be evaluated due to right hand discomfort, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Beck has not made a Cactus League appearance yet this spring but evidently has felt something in his hand while throwing. More should be known about a potential timetable for his return after he's examined. Beck and Keaton Winn (elbow) are expected to slot into the final two spots in the Giants' rotation, but both players are now dealing with injuries.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Rejoining lineup Tuesday
Lee (side) will start in center field and bat leadoff in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Lee had been in line to make his spring debut in the Giants' Cactus League opener this past Saturday versus the Cubs, but he was scratched from the lineup due to side soreness. After a few days of recovery, however, the 25-year-old looks like he'll be ready to go Tuesday. He'll immediately settle in atop the lineup, which comes as little surprise after manager Bob Melvin said earlier in spring training that he expects Lee to serve as the Giants' primary leadoff man versus both right- and left-handed pitching this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Thomas Szapucki: Sent to minors camp
The Giants reassigned Szapucki (pectoral) to minor-league camp Monday, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Though Szapucki received an invitation to big-league spring training after re-signing with the Giants on a minor-league deal in November, he didn't appear in any Cactus League games while he continues to recover from the thoracic outlet syndrome surgery he underwent last May. According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Szapucki had his first rib removed as part of the procedure, along with his pectoralis minor and one of his scalene muscles. He's been able to throw off a mound during camp and is expected to be ready to make his season debut in April or May, likely with Triple-A Sacramento.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Nick Ahmed: Nets NRI deal with Giants
Ahmed signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Ahmed will provide some protection at shortstop for presumed starter Marco Luciano, who is currently dealing with a minor hamstring injury. The soon-to-be 34-year-old Ahmed slashed just .212/.257/.303 with two home runs in 210 plate appearances for the Diamondbacks last season before being released in September. He does still offer a steady glove, although it's been more above-average than elite in recent years.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Heliot Ramos: Ready to play Sunday
Ramos (knee) is starting in right field and batting sixth in Sunday's spring game versus the Rangers.
The 24-year-old exited Saturday's contest after being hit by a pitch on the right knee, but his quick return to game action confirms it was a minor injury. Ramos had a .537 OPS in 60 MLB plate appearances last year and is likely to open 2024 at Triple-A Sacramento.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Keaton Winn: Set to start throwing program
Winn (elbow) will begin a throwing program Monday after meeting with a doctor Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Winn had his bullpen session Wednesday cut short after feeling soreness in his right elbow, but the right-hander appears optimistic that he will be ready for Opening Day. Winn pitched in nine games last season -- including five starts -- and posted a 1-3 record and one save with a 4.68 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 35:8 K:BB across 42.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Heliot Ramos: Feeling fine after HBP
Ramos is feeling better after taking a pitch off his right knee during Saturday's spring training game versus the Cubs, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Ramos looked to be in pain as he limped off the field after getting plunked, but manager Bob Melvin said Ramos could return to the Giants' lineup Sunday, so it seems the 24-year-old outfielder escaped relatively unscathed. Ramos owns a .158/.220/.250 slash line through 82 career MLB plate appearances and is likely to return to Triple-A Sacramento to begin 2024.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Heliot Ramos: Leaves game after HBP
Ramos was removed from Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs after getting hit in the foot by a pitch, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Ramos was able to limp off the field after taking the pitch off his right foot/ankle. He will likely go into the clubhouse for imaging, and the Giants should be able to offer more information on the severity of his injury after Saturday's game.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Landen Roupp: Impressing early in camp
Roupp (back) has impressed catcher Tom Murphy at the Giants' camp, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Roupp was stalled out in the middle of 2023 with back issues, but he pitched to a 1.74 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 42:9 K:BB over 31 innings across 10 starts at Double-A Richmond last season. It's unclear if he'll return to Richmond or start 2024 at Triple-A Sacramento, assuming he avoids injuries during the spring. Roupp relies on a curveball and a two-seam fastball, but he's also workshopping a four-seamer and a cutter in camp.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Marco Luciano: Scratched from lineup
Luciano (hamstring) has been scratched from the Giants' lineup for Saturday's game versus the Cubs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Luciano has been dealing with what's been described as a minor hamstring problem. While the hope was that he could play Saturday following a workout Friday, the Giants have ultimately decided to exercise caution. It's not clear when Luciano might be able to suit up for Cactus League action, but it seems like a day-to-day situation at this juncture.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Held out with side soreness
Lee will not be in the lineup for the Giants' Cactus League opener Saturday against the Cubs due to some minor side soreness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The Giants believe Lee will be ready to play in a couple days, so the injury doesn't look to be something overly concerning. Side injuries do have a tendency to linger, however, so expect the club to exercise the utmost caution with the KBO import. Lee is slated to be the Giants' everyday center fielder and leadoff man in 2024 after inking a six-year, $113 million contract this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Marco Luciano: Coming back from hamstring issue
Luciano has been dealing with a minor hamstring issue but is tentatively listed in the Giants' lineup for Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Cubs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
It's not clear how long Luciano's hamstring has been bothering him, but as long as he gets through a workout Friday with no issues he will be in Saturday's lineup. The youngster is projected to serve as the Giants' primary shortstop this season.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Austin Slater: Cleared for Cactus League play
Slater (elbow) said Thursday that he has the "all clear" to play in spring training games, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Slater has been throwing from 150 feet, and he participated in cutoff and relay drills Thursday for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right elbow in October. It's unclear whether the Giants will use Slater in the field right away as Cactus League games begin or if they will ease him in as a DH, but he should be ready to handle fielding duties by Opening Day.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Seth Corry: Re-ups with San Francisco
Corry signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Thursday, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports.
Corry, 25, was a borderline top-100 prospect a few years ago but has had his career sidetracked by injury. He threw 34 innings over four stops in the Giants' system last season, posting a 5.03 ERA and 52:18 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Vaun Brown: Healthy for camp
Brown (undisclosed), who didn't appear in any minor-league games after Aug. 2 last season, is a "full go" for spring training, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 25-year-old Brown remains a prospect of some repute, but his stock seems to have fallen after injuries limited him to just 59 games in the minors during the 2023 season. After attending Giants camp as a non-roster invitee in 2023, Brown wasn't extended the same invitation in 2024, as the organization seemingly wants the outfielder to get extended reps in at minor-league camp following the injury-plagued campaign. Brown is expected to open the 2024 season at Double-A Richmond or Triple-A Sacramento.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Will Bednar: Not available to begin spring
Bednar (back) hasn't been taking part in workouts with the Giants thus far in spring training and is "still working his way back," Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The Giants are expected to provide another update on the young right-hander's status in the coming days, but he looks as though he's still in the midst of an extended shutdown period that dates back to the Arizona Fall League. The 2021 first-round pick has yet to pitch above the Single-A level through his first three seasons in the professional ranks, with injuries playing a major part in his slow ascent through the San Francisco farm system.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Hunter Bishop: Free of restrictions at camp
Bishop (elbow) reported to spring training this week without any restrictions, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 2019 first-round pick is back to full health after missing the entire 2023 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Once seen as one of the top hitting prospects in the organization, Bishop's star has faded while a slew of injuries have thus far limited him to 134 minor-league games through his first five seasons in the professional ranks. The 25-year-old outfielder still has yet to play above the High-A level, though he could report to Double-A Richmond to open the 2024 campaign if he makes it out of spring training with his health intact.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joey Bart: Facing potential roster crunch
Bart appears unlikely to break camp with the Giants and is out of minor-league options, making him a candidate to be traded or otherwise moved off the 40-man roster prior to Opening Day, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Chosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, Bart was seen as the heir apparent to Buster Posey at the time he was selected, but the now-27-year-old backstop has struggled to meet expectations since reaching the big leagues for the first time in 2020. Due to groin injuries and his own struggles at the dish, Bart appeared in just 30 games for the Giants in 2023, mustering a .207/.263/.264 slash line across 95 plate appearances. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Patrick Bailey surpassed Bart on the organizational depth chart, and the Giants bolstered their catching ranks with the signing of veteran Tom Murphy, who is expected to serve as the No. 2 option and should play regularly versus left-handed pitching. Unless the team elects to keep three catchers on the Opening Day roster or unless Bailey or Murphy succumb to an injury in spring training, the Giants don't look like they'll have room for Bart, whose pedigree should be reason enough for another catching-needy team to acquire him via trade or a waiver claim.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Keaton Winn: Not concerned about elbow
Winn said Wednesday that he's not overly concerned about his sore right elbow and is still expecting to be ready for Opening Day, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Winn was sent in for an MRI after experiencing soreness following his most recent bullpen session of spring training, but those tests apparently didn't reveal any structural or ligament damage. The right-hander will still be shut down from throwing for the time being, putting him behind the Giants' other healthy rotation options as Cactus League play gets underway this weekend. If Winn avoids an extended shutdown period and is able to build up to a starter's workload by the end of March, he should still have the inside track on a rotation spot.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Daulton Jefferies: Opportunity could knock
Jefferies could be needed in the Giants' rotation sooner rather than later if Keaton Winn (elbow) is sidelined, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
A non-roster invitee, Jefferies threw to hitters Tuesday for the first time since May of 2022 following a long rehab after his second Tommy John surgery. Given the length of time that he's missed, the expectation is that Jefferies will head to Triple-A Sacramento to begin the season. However, if he gets off to a nice start with Sacramento he could be needed on the big club in short order, particularly if Winn's elbow injury lingers. Jefferies posted a 5.75 ERA and 37:14 K:BB over 56.1 innings for the Athletics from 2020-22.... See More ... See Less
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