Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:11:27 -0700
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday, Sept. 6, that he will take more looks at P Mike Kickham as a left-hander out of the bullpen in the final four weeks of the regular season.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:14:18 -0700
The San Francisco Giants recalled P Mike Kickham from Triple-A Fresno Friday, Aug. 23, and he will work in the bullpen. The team optioned SS Nick Noonan to Fresno in the corresponding move.
Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:24:33 -0700
The San Francisco Giants placed OF Andres Torres (Achilles') on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles' strain Thursday, Aug. 22, and recalled INF Nick Noonan and OF Francisco Peguero from Triple-A Fresno in corresponding moves. Also, RP Mike Kickham was optioned to Fresno.
Fantasy Tip: Gregor Blanco should now move into an everyday role in center field with Torres sidelined. However, with Angel Pagan (hamstring) nearing a return, that'll probably be short-lived.
Wed, 10 Jul 2013 16:34:48 -0700
The San Francisco Giants optioned Mike Kickham to Triple-A Fresno Wednesday, July 10, after he was forced to throw 94 pitches following Matt Cain's early exit from the game.
Fantasy Tip: If rumors of a Cain injury wind up true, he could be in the running to fill in for the right-hander. Keep an eye on this situation for NL-only innings.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:08:09 -0700
The San Francisco Giants recalled 2B Kensuke Tanaka and SP Michael Kickham from the minors Tuesday, July 9, and designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment and placed C Hector Sanchez (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain in corresponding moves.
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 13:16:43 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have activated SP Chad Gaudin (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, P Michael Kickham has been optioned to Triple-A Fresno.
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:59:03 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Chad Gaudin (elbow) will re-enter the rotation when he returns from the disabled list Saturday, July 6, allowing SP Michael Kickham to stay in a long-relief role.
Fantasy Tip: Gaudin is a desperation addition to any mixed league roster, unless he's a spot-start addition with a very nice matchup.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:45:12 -0700
The San Francisco Giants placed SP Chad Gaudin (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised elbow Monday, June 24, and recalled SP Michael Kickham from Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move. Kickham will make his second major league start Tuesday, June 25, in place of Gaudin.
Fantasy Tip: Kickham is worth a small investment in NL-only leagues if he holds down the rotation spot with Gaudin on the disabled list.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:11:25 -0700
If San Francisco Giants SP Chad Gaudin (elbow) is unable to make his start Tuesday, June 25, SP Michael Kickham is expected to go in his stead.
Wed, 29 May 2013 14:11:50 -0700
The San Francisco Giants recalled RP Ramon Ramirez from Triple-A Fresno Wednesday, May 29, and optioned SP Michael Kickham to Fresno in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Chad Gaudin and Shane Loux are the favorites to join the rotation and start Sunday. Loux might have the advantage since he's been starting in the minors and is coming off a solid outing for Fresno. Both options don't have much upside and thus aren't intriguing fantasy pick-ups.