Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:11:06 -0800
The New York Yankees signed free-agent SS Nick Noonan (Giants) to a minor league deal Wednesday, Dec. 10.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:25:25 -0700
San Francisco Giants 2Bs Ehire Adrianza (hamstring) and Marco Scutaro (back) were placed on the disabled list Friday, July 25. In corresponding moves, 2Bs Dan Uggla and Tony Abreu were recalled from Triple-A Fresno. SS Nick Noonan and P Jose De Paula were designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster.
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.
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, 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.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:39:13 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have activated RP Santiago Casilla (knee) from the 15-day disabled list and have purchased the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur. The team also optioned 2B Nick Noonan and RP Jean Machi to Triple-A Fresno.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:41:57 -0700
The San Francisco Giants placed INF Joaquin Arias (appendix) on the 15-day disabled list with appendicitis Monday, July 8, and recalled SS Nick Noonan from the minors in a corresponding move.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 15:16:02 -0700
The San Francisco Giants optioned INF Nick Noonan Sunday, June 23, to make room on the roster for 3B Pablo Sandoval (foot).