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Giants 1B/OF prospect Chris Shaw has been promoted from Double-A Richmond to Triple-A Sacramento.

Shaw earned the level jump by batting .301/.390/.511 with six home runs and 29 RBI over his first 37 games this season at Double-A. The 23-year-old first baseman and corner outfielder appears to be on the fast track with the Giants, who selected him 31st overall out of Boston College in 2015. He could make his major league debut later this summer.
Wed, May 24, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Denard Span (hand) said he expects to return to the Giants' starting lineup Wednesday.

Span was held out again on Tuesday with inflammation in his left hand, but tests turned up negative for any major structural damage and he told reporters that he's feeling much better. The veteran center fielder has batted just .258/.296/.398 in 23 games this season for San Francisco.
Tue, May 23, 2017 10:54:00 PM

Johnny Cueto told reporters late Tuesday that he has also developed a blister on his right index finger.

Add that to the blister on his right middle finger. Cueto said he will continue pitching through the discomfort in the hope of developing some calluses. The right-hander struck out eight batters but allowed four runs over six innings Tuesday in the Giants' loss to the Cubs. He has a disappointing 4.64 ERA for the year.
Tue, May 23, 2017 10:49:00 PM

Johnny Cueto struck out eight batters but allowed four runs across six frames in Tuesday’s loss to the Cubs.

Cueto yielded just five hits on the night and issued only one walk to go along with his eight punchouts, but he was undone by the longball in this one. The veteran righty served up three dingers, including a monster blast to Kyle Schwarber that went an estimated 470 feet. Fantasy owners have been fine with Cueto’s 60/17 K/BB ratio over 64 innings, but they’re anxious for that ERA (4.64) to come down. It will, and will probably do so on Sunday versus the Braves.
Tue, May 23, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Brandon Crawford drove in the Giants' only run in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs with an RBI double.

The Giants managed just four hits and no walks against Jon Lester, but they did scrape together a run in the fifth when Buster Posey and Crawford each doubled. Crawford has driven in just 14 runs so far this season to go along with a .267/.297/.442 batting line.
Tue, May 23, 2017 10:30:00 PM

Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the Giants are selling Chris Marrero's rights to the Orix Buffaloes in Japan.

Marrero earned a spot on the Giants' Opening Day roster with a massive showing in the Cactus League, but he was designated by assignment before the end of April after batting just .132/.171/.211 over 41 major league plate appearances. The 28-year-old former first-round pick should find success in Nippon Professional Baseball.
Tue, May 23, 2017 04:25:00 PM

Justin Ruggiano will bat fifth and play right field Tuesday against the Cubs.

Ruggiano is in the middle of the order with left-hander Jon Lester on the hill for Chicago. The 35-year-old owns an .861 OPS against southpaws in his career and could make for an appealing play in DFS formats.
Tue, May 23, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Mark Melancon recorded his ninth save of the season Monday in the Giants' 6-4 win over the Cubs.

Melancon gave up a two-out single to Javier Baez but fanned Ian Happ to seal the victory for San Francisco. The veteran closer is 3-for-3 in save opportunities since coming off the disabled list May 17. He has a 2.63 ERA and 11/1 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 total innings this year.
Mon, May 22, 2017 11:33:00 PM

Joe Panik went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the Giants' defeat of the Cubs on Monday.

Panik scored the first run of the night with his solo shot off Cubs starter John Lackey in the top of the first inning, and he plated the Giants' second run with an RBI double off Lackey in the top of the second. Panik also reached on a hit-by-pitch in the fourth and he doubled again in the top of the sixth. The second baseman lifted his season OPS from .641 to .698 with the offensive outburst.
Mon, May 22, 2017 11:30:00 PM

Ty Blach limited the Cubs to three earned runs over seven-plus innings Monday for his second win.

The lefty was working on a shutout until the bottom of the eighth inning, when Jason Heyward singled, Javier Baez struck a two-run homer, and Ian Happ tripled to drive Blach from the game. He yielded eight hits in all but struck out three and didn't issue a single walk. Brach now stands 2-2 with a 4.10 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 14/10 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings this season. He lines up to face the Braves at home in his next outing.
Mon, May 22, 2017 11:20:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that he anticipates Hunter Pence (hamstring) being another week away from returning.

Pence did sprints in the outfield and went through agility drills Monday, saying afterward that he's "got to run a little better, but I'm close, very close." The veteran outfielder will go through the same routine Tuesday. It's unclear whether he'll require a rehab assignment before being activated.
Mon, May 22, 2017 06:11:00 PM

Hunter Pence (hamstring) ran sprints and did agility drills Monday.

Pence surely won't be ready for activation when first eligible on Tuesday, but his activities Monday would seem to be a good sign that he's not far off. It's unclear whether he'll require a rehab assignment before returning to the Giants' lineup.
Mon, May 22, 2017 04:49:00 PM

Denard Span is not in the Giants' lineup Monday due to an inflamed and bruised left hand.

The problem evidently developed due to Span being repeatedly jammed at the plate. At this point, there are no plans for him to undergo an X-ray, but Span can't grip a bat without pain and could sit out a few days. Gorkys Hernandez is in center field and Joe Panik is leading off Monday.
Mon, May 22, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Brandon Crawford drew a walk and hit a solo homer in the Giants' loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Crawford took Miguel Socolovich deep over the right field wall in the top of the eighth inning, but the Giants were already down big at that point. The shortstop is batting .274/.306/.451 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 31 games this season for San Francisco.
Sun, May 21, 2017 06:17:00 PM

Matt Cain was shelled for seven earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Cain gave up four runs in the bottom of the second on two singles, a double, a walk, and a sacrifice fly. He walked three and surrendered nine total hits, including a two-run homer to Matt Carpenter in the bottom of the fifth. The veteran right-hander will carry a 4.91 ERA into his next start at home versus the Braves.
Sun, May 21, 2017 06:14:00 PM

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