Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:18:50 -0800
The San Francisco Giants reassigned 1B Angel Villalona, SS Joe Panik, C Andrew Susac and Ps Jose Valdez, Edward Concepcion, Fabio Castillo, Justin Fitzgerald and Josh Osich to minor league camp Friday, March 8.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:36:47 -0800
San Francisco Giants 1B Angel Villalona has been reinstated from the restricted list.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:33:52 -0800
San Francisco Giants 1B Angel Villalona reported to camp weighing 250 pounds this year after being at as much as 290 pounds last year.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 16:48:06 -0800
San Francisco Giants 1B Angel Villalona, who was charged with murder in the Dominican Republic, is expected to report to spring training next week. He has obtained a visa that the United States refused to give him last year. However, Villalona still remains on the restricted list, and the team will petition to have him removed once he reports to camp in Arizona.
Sat, 07 Apr 2012 19:20:56 -0700
San Francisco Giants 1B Angel Villalona, placed on the restricted list Friday, April 6, is working out at the team's complex in the Dominican Republic. "Since Villalona has been unable to acquire a visa yet, we are cancelling his option to (Class A) San Jose," vice president Bobby Evans said via text message. "He has been placed on the major league restricted list while we await further updates on his visa status."
Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:46:52 -0700
San Francisco Giants vice president Bobby Evans said Friday, April 6, that 1B Angel Villalona is back on the restricted list again, and he has not been optioned to Class A San Jose.
Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:07:36 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have optioned 1B Angel Villalona to Class A San Jose. This was scheduled to be his first major league spring training camp but he was never able to leave his native Dominican Republic because of visa problems.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 23:53:05 -0800
San Francisco Giants 1B Angel Villalona had his report date to spring camp delayed once again due to repeated problems with his work visa. "It's a visa that requires that they be an elite athlete. And currently, he's not in what they viewed as ... top physical condition," vice president of player personnel Bobby Evans said. The HIPAA Privacy Rule prevented Evans from citing specifics about Villalona's health status, but Villalona has a history of weight issues.
Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:30:22 -0800
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants 1B Angel Villalona had his work visa approved by the U.S. Immigration Service. He is expected to report to spring training camp Feb. 23, along with the other position players.
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 22:05:54 -0800
San Francisco Giants 1B Angel Villalona has not yet received final approval for a United States work visa. The team is hopeful he'll get his visa in time to report with hitters Feb. 24.