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Giants’ lineup takes shape on 14-run afternoon

For the final Cactus League home game Monday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy constructed a fair preview for Opening Day. Brandon Belt batted second behind Denard Span, with Hunter Pence, Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford at [Read entire story]

Blach states case boldly for fifth rotation spot

GLENDALE, Ariz. - lf the fifth-starter competition were settled on numbers alone, Ty Blach could invite his family and new fiancée, Nikki, to Petco Park for April 7 right now. Blach has been as good this spring as he [Read entire story]

Giants’ Morse still hopes to play, will rehab rather than retire

When general manager Bobby Evans persuaded Morse to sign a minor-league deal and come to spring training to see if he had anything left, Morse declared he would make the team or go home. Morse still wants to wear a [Read entire story]

Giants reliever Will Smith eyes April 2018 return

The doctors threw all kinds of rehab alternatives at the left-hander, but his decision was easy because he knew he would also lose the 2018 season if conservative treatment did not work and in three months he needed [Read entire story]

Giants release backup infield candidate

The Giants crossed one of the infield hopefuls off the list Wednesday, releasing Gordon Beckham at his request after team officials told him he would not make the Opening Day roster. The club officially did not have to [Read entire story]

Barry Bonds: ‘Timing is just right’ to rejoin Giants

Barry Bonds sat in the Giants’ dugout at Scottsdale Stadium on Wednesday and was so relaxed it was hard to picture the contentious news conferences he held in the same spot 10 years ago, in front of 10 times more [Read entire story]

Giants’ Nuñez joins growing injury list

PHOENIX — After a spring without much health news, the Giants’ injury wagon suddenly got crowded with the season opener less than two weeks away. When reliever Will Smith flew to San Francisco to have his sprained [Read entire story]

Giants hire Bonds as special assistant

The Giants on Tuesday made a long-anticipated announcement that they have hired baseball's all-time home run leader as a special assistant to Chief Executive Officer Larry Baer. During the season he will serve as a team [Read entire story]

Giants fear ligament damage in reliever Smith’s elbow

Giants reliever Will Smith is flying to San Francisco to see team orthopedist Dr. Ken Akizuki after an MRI on his pitching elbow revealed bad news, an issue with his ulnar-collatreral ligament. Smith was to be one of [Read entire story]

Giants’ Cueto again shows he does not need six weeks of spring training

Cueto might have missed all that early pitcher fielding practice, but he momentarily saved a run when he jogged to the perfect spot to back up third and caught an overthrow on the triple. Last year, the Giants brought [Read entire story]

Giants reliever Smith reinjures pitching elbow, headed for MRI

Through five weeks of spring training, the Giants had been extremely lucky with their health. Nobody got hurt badly enough to threaten his place on the Opening Day roster. Even with good news from the MRI, Smith’s [Read entire story]

Giants top prospects Arroyo, Beede sent to minors

Told in the morning he would be reassigned to minor-league camp, Arroyo waved goodbye loudly in the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Brewers. "Hopefully I left people here with a smile on their face," Arroyo [Read entire story]

U.S. advance means Posey, Crawford to miss more Giants camp

The Americans eliminated the Dominicans in the World Baseball Classic 6-3 on Saturday night and will play Japan in a semifinal game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night. With a win, the United States will appear in its [Read entire story]

Giants reliever Smith still on track for Opening Day

Melancon’s principal setup man, do not sleep on left-hander Will Smith. Smith largely has been forgotten this spring because of an elbow injury, but he debuted with a scoreless inning against the Rockies on Friday [Read entire story]

Giants’ Matt Cain has another good-news, bad-news start

If progress can be defined by lowering one’s ERA from 9.58 to 8.40, then Cain moved forward in Friday night’s 5-1 loss to the Rockies at Scottsdale Stadium. [...] Cain also struck out five in 42/3 innings, matching [Read entire story]

Giants oldsters, such as Morse, struggling as they compete for jobs

Giants oldsters, such as Morse, struggling as they compete for jobs Mike Morse, who has not hit well in his bid to make the team after nearly a year out of ball, walked through the Giants clubhouse with a huge grin [Read entire story]

Ex-Giants outfielder Angel Pagan seeks ‘respect’ of big-league offer

In this winter’s market, a 35-year-old, oft-injured outfielder could not expect much more. Pagan’s answer to those teams, reportedly including the Orioles, Nationals and Braves, has been “no, no and [Read entire story]

Giants’ Johnny Cueto reaches 65 pitches in tuneup for games

Giants second baseman Joe Panik leaned against a chain-link fence on the back field at Scottsdale Stadium. Cueto threw three live batting practices at the Giants’ academy in the Dominican as he tended to his father, [Read entire story]

Jeffrey ‘Hac Man’ Leonard back in the Giants’ camp

Jeffrey “Hac Man” Leonard, the onetime Giants outfielder who annoyed the St. Louis Cardinals with his “one flap down” homers 30 years ago, arrived at spring training Tuesday to begin a role as a special [Read entire story]

‘Hac Man’ is back: Jeffrey Leonard starts tenure as Giants coach

Jeffrey Leonard starts tenure as Giants coach Jeffrey “Hac Man” Leonard, the onetime Giants outfielder who annoyed the St. Louis Cardinals with his “one flap down” homers 30 years ago, arrived at spring training [Read entire story]