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).
Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:49:51 -0700
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (foot) appears to be headed to the disabled list, although nothing is official yet. INF Nick Noonan is traveling to join the team for its series that begins on Tuesday, June 11, at the Pittsburgh Pirates and will be added to the active roster if he arrives in time, according to the club.
Fantasy Tip: Big Panda has dealt with ailments this season, as is typical, so it was inevitable that one would land him on the DL. The Giants would be smart to play it safe with this strain in his left foot, which caused him to miss several games last week, given what it has to bear. They played shorthanded for an extended period because they screwed around with Angel Pagan (hamstring), too, so maybe they learned a lesson.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 16:18:56 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have activated 2B Tony Abreu (knee) from the 60-day disabled list. The team also optioned SS Nick Noonan to Triple-A Fresno and transferred SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.