Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:17:23 -0700
San Francisco Giants INF Ehire Adrianza made the final roster, and he will serve as a utility man and bench bat.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:45:55 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) underwent a nerve-block procedure Tuesday, March 25, and will begin the season on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Joaquin Arias will likely start the year as the team's starting second baseman with Scutaro out, but don't sleep on Ehire Adrianza, who impressed the coaching staff in camp. With Scutaro's age and worsening condition, it might be a long time before he's back in action.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:02:30 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) looked good swinging the bat Monday, March 24, and the team will wait to make a decision on whether he'll need to open the season on the disabled list. INFs Joaquin Arias, Ehire Adrianza and Brandon Hicks can fill in if Scutaro has to miss any time. "We've got to be pretty certain he's turned the corner," manager Bruce Bochy said. "There's too much to lose. We won't do that until we think he's ready and he could go deep into games and get some at-bats."
Fantasy Tip: It's probably safe to assume that Scutaro won't be ready at this rate. Arias is the likely candidate to see most of the at-bats in Scutaro's absence. Adrianza is a deep sleeper for NL-only leagues if Scutaro's back injury is more serious and requires surgery down the road.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:19:14 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2B Ehire Adrianza has always been a sure-handed defensive infielder, but his bat has been slow to develop in the minors. He's a switch hitter competing for a roster spot this spring and has a career average of .248 in the minor leagues. Adrianza finished the 2013 season at Triple-A Fresno, hitting .310 in 45 games.
He's impressed this spring, and manager Bruce Bochy called him "the most impressive guy in camp so far." As of Wednesday, March 12, he was 5-for-19 (.263) with two home runs. "I've seen power; I've seen him drive the ball at times in the minor leagues, but just not consistently," assistant general manager Bobby Evans said. After those adjustments, Evans said, "he was hitting the ball hard – not soft line drives – and it showed in the box scores." Adrianza is competing with INFs Joaquin Arias, Nick Noonan and Brandon Hicks. Adrianza played almost exclusively at shortstop in the minors, but he's looked adequate at second base in camp.
Fantasy Tip: The Giants are bringing Marco Scutaro (back) along slowly, and there's a decent chance he begins on the DL. At his age, too, he'll likely need to be spelled frequently throughout the season. Adrianza is a real sleeper option in NL-only leagues.
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:15:11 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is worried about the progress of 2B Marco Scutaro (back), who is at least another week away from playing in spring games. "If you ask me at the end of next week and he's not playing or close to playing, we'll have to have another plan here," said Bochy. Scutaro started taking groundballs last week and did soft toss Friday, March, but he's "still a few days away from live BP." The team would like Scutaro to receive at least 30 to 35 at-bats in camp. INFs Tony Abreu, Nick Noonan, Brandon Hicks and Ehire Adrianza are receiving extra playing time on the infield as a result.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:14:34 -0800
San Francisco Giants INF Ehire Adrianza belted a three-run homer in the Cactus League spring game against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Adrianza has a legitimate shot at breaking camp with the big club, and this start certainly helps. However, he will need many more days like this before he is thought about by fantasy owners.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:40:37 -0800
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, Feb. 18, that 2B Marco Scutaro will rest periodically, and that INF Joaquin Arias likely will receive most of the activity at second base when Scutaro sits. During spring training, 2B Tony Abreu and SS Ehire Adrianza are also likely to see time at second base while they compete for a utility role.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:15:53 -0700
The San Francisco Giants will recall SS Ehire Adrianza, P Jake Dunning, RP George Kontos, C Johnny Monell, SS Nick Noonan, OF Francisco Peguero and OF Juan C. Perez from Triple-A Fresno Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:22:22 -0700
The San Francisco Giants optioned SS Ehire Adrianza, 2B Nick Noonan, P Jake Dunning, P Chris Heston, OF Roger Kieschnick, OF Juan C. Perez and P Edwin Escobar to Triple-A Fresno Friday, March 15.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 05:57:07 -0700
The San Francisco Giants reassigned P Seth Rosin, Shawn Sanford, C Andrew Susac, SS Joe Panik and C Tommy Joseph to minor league camp. The team optioned OF Francisco Peguero and SS Ehire Adrianza to Triple-A Fresno.