Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:59:38 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) has a bulging disc in his back that will require surgery Thursday, Sept. 25, according to manager Bruce Bochy. He's expected to be out for three months. Pagan hit .300 in 96 games this year, and he'll be replaced in the lineup by OF Gregor Blanco.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:13:26 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Michael Morse is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 28, against the Colorado Rockies. OF Gregor Blanco is playing left field and batting sixth.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 05:53:02 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence is being moved into the leadoff spot, and 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) will likely hit second when he returns Friday, July 4. OF Gregor Blanco has been dropped in the order.
Fantasy Tip: Pence's RBI potential falls off, but his runs potential increases.
Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:58:26 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) is out of the lineup again Tuesday, June 24, his eighth straight game on the pine.
Fantasy Tip: More Gregor Blanco and Tyler Colvin in the Giants' lineup, to the chagrin of Pagan owners. He may need a DL trip soon.
Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:27:18 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) was scratched from the starting lineup against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, June 15, because of lower back stiffness. OF Gregor Blanco will lead off and play center field, with OF Tyler Colvin batting sixth and playing left field.
Wed, 14 May 2014 12:43:16 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Gregor Blanco, who is 5-for-41 this season, said he's decided to change his approach and get back to the type of hitter he has been most of his career after trying to hit the ball out of the ballpark to begin the year. "I had to remind myself what kind of player I am," Blanco said. "Just get back the mentality of, `You can do this. You've done it before.' I need to hit the ball on the ground and use my legs. I need to be myself. I know what I am capable of doing." Blanco is essentially the fourth outfielder, and he isn't receiving consistent playing time.
Sat, 10 May 2014 11:45:13 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said OFs Gregor Blanco and Tyler Colvin will compete for playing time in left field.
Fantasy Tip: Neither Blanco nor Colvin is a viable fantasy option at this point because of the timeshare.
Fri, 09 May 2014 20:53:17 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (thumb) suffered a broken left thumb during the team's game Friday, May 9.
Fantasy Tip: Michael Morse and Buster Posey could be options to play first base while Belt is out of the lineup. The team could also recall Travis Ishikawa from Triple-A Fresno to see some time at the position. Gregor Blanco or Hector Sanchez could see more playing time depending on what the team does at the position. Ishikawa, Blanco and Sanchez likely would only be NL-only options if they get more playing time.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:58:22 -0800
The San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration with OF Gregor Blanco and 2B Tony Abreu Friday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to one-year deals with both. Blanco will receive $2.525 million and Abreu will make $745,000.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 08:42:39 -0800
San Francisco Giants OF Mike Morse will make $5 million plus incentives as part of his 2014 contract. He will likely platoon in left field with OF Gregor Blanco. Morse can also play first base and right field. He hit .215 with 13 home runs and 27 RBIs in 88 games with the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles last season.