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San Francisco Giants news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 06 May 2015 10:03:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peavy is inching closer to returning, but he's really a fringe mixed league starter. Stash him if you have space.
Wed, 06 May 2015 10:03:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cain is still weeks away from returning but is worth stashing on your DL if you have space.
Wed, 06 May 2015 09:01:16 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (forearm) could begin a minor league rehab assignment within a week. Pence has progressed from hitting off a tee to exhibiting solid contact in batting practice in recent days.
Fantasy Tip: Pence could be a couple weeks away from returning and should be stashed on one of your DL spots.
Tue, 05 May 2015 20:16:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Justin Maxwell ($2,100; 4.2% of cap) slid into the lineup in Pagan's place, while Gregor Blanco ($2,000; 4.0% of cap) moved from right to center field.
Tue, 05 May 2015 20:15:28 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants 3B Casey McGehee was given off Tuesday, May 5, against the San Diego Padres to rest, and he might get Wednesday, May 6, off, too. Manager Bruce Bochy said McGehee needs to back off to relieve pressure on himself.
Fantasy Tip: McGehee has been struggling, so Bochy plugged Matt Duffy ($1,600; 3.2% of cap) in at third base Tuesday. Duffy could also get a look Wednesday, making him a sound low-end FantasyScore option who can help you save plenty of salary to spread across other positions.
Tue, 05 May 2015 17:56:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Duffy ($1,600; 3.2% of cap) is a decent low-end FantasyScore option, as it will not take much to live up to salary expectations while helping you save money at other more valuable positions.
Tue, 05 May 2015 17:55:46 -0700
San Francisco Giants 3B Casey McGehee was held out of the lineup Tuesday, May 5, against the San Diego Padres. He has been struggling, so manager Bruce Bochy gave him a day to "let him catch his breath."
Fantasy Tip: Avoid McGehee ($2,100; 4.2% of cap) in FantasyScore until he starts to hit with more consistency. Matt Duffy ($1,600; 3.2% of cap) made the start at third base and is a decent low-end option while starting.
Tue, 05 May 2015 08:58:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cain ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) could return to the Giants' starting rotation in a week or two. He won't be a popular FantasyScore start, though, at least initially. Cain is two years removed from a 16-win season and 2.79 ERA, and injuries have derailed him the last two years. He'll have to prove he's fully healthy before fantasy owners can trust him again.
Mon, 04 May 2015 19:49:26 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner looks for better results against the San Diego Padres Monday, May 4. In his first meeting with the Padres April 11 he was pounded for five runs and 10 hits while lasting just three innings.
Fantasy Tip: Bumgarner ($8,500; 17.0% of cap) pieced it together for FantasyScore owners last time out, and he rarely struggles in back-to-back outings against anyone, so look for a much better stat line Monday.
Mon, 04 May 2015 16:54:23 -0700
San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence (arm) will take batting practice the next two days and then rest Wednesday, May 6, then take BP again the next two days, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Pence would then go on a minor league rehab assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Pence ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) could be back with the team later this month to make his season debut. In the meantime, Justin Maxwell ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is likely to continue seeing the majority of starts in right field. He started hot last month but has since come back down to earth. Maxwell is a weaker outfield play at FantasyScore.
Mon, 04 May 2015 16:26:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peavy ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will likely return to the starting rotation and bump Ryan Vogelsong back to a long-relief role when he's ready. However, at Peavy's age, the Giants likely won't rush him back. Peavy is strictly an NL-only commodity that should only be chosen at FantasyScore if the matchup is juicy.
Sat, 02 May 2015 11:01:59 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy (back) threw 20-25 fastballs at 70-80 percent during a bullpen session Saturday, May 2, and reportedly felt improvement in his lower back. It was the first time he had thrown off a mound since landing on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: It is uncertain if Peavy ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) will be sent on a minor league rehab assignment before he is activated from the disabled list. Regardless of what happens, FantasyScore owners should monitor the results of his first game back before seriously considering him as a pitching option.
Fri, 01 May 2015 17:31:48 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cain will not return for a while, so fantasy owners in standard leagues need to be patient. FantasyScore players can estimate Cain will not be back for at least a month, if not longer. Everyone stay patient.
Fri, 01 May 2015 17:30:32 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Peavy is making his way back from a strained lower back. It's uncertain if he will need to go out on a minor-league rehab stint or if he will be activated from the DL when eligible in a few days. Either way, FantasyScore owners need to wait to see him officially return and make his way through a full start without lingering effects of the injury before trusting him again.
Fri, 01 May 2015 17:25:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pence should be avoided by FantasyScore owners until he can officially return and play a handful of games to knock off the rust after his considerable layoff.
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