Sun, 26 Mar 2017 11:10:11 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Chris Heston was optioned to Class AAA Tacoma on Sunday, March 26.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:45:01 -0800
The Seattle Mariners acquired SP Chris Heston from the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Dec. 7 for a player to be named later.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 19:19:02 -0800
San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston (oblique) came off the 60-day disabled list on Monday, Nov. 7.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:24:15 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston (oblique) was sent on a rehab stint to Class AAA Sacramento on Monday, Aug. 29.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 06:20:32 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have sent P Chris Heston (oblique) on a rehab assignment to the Rookie League AZL Giants.
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:20:10 -0700
San Francisco Giants P Chris Heston has been optioned to Class AAA Sacramento. He began the season as a long reliever but will be used as a starting pitcher in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: The Giants want to stretch Heston out in case he is needed in the parent club's rotation and they also believe he will be able to use his side sessions to gain more confidence in his mechanics. The 28-year-old went 12-11 with a 3.95 ERA in 31 starts last year in a season that was highlighted by a no-hitter against the New York Mets. However, he struggled with his control this year in a bullpen role, allowing six runs on nine hits over five innings in four appearances, with twice as many walks as strikeouts. Heston is only worth monitoring in NL-only fantasy leagues at this point.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:38:10 -0800
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (arm) had surgery to remove a cyst in his upper arm Thursday, Feb. 25, but the Giants aren't ruling out his availability for the start of the regular season, according to general manager Bobby Evans. Cain is expected to resume throwing again in 10 days. Cain had the cyst removed over winter, too, but it was drained and then returned. SP Chris Heston could slide into the rotation if Cain isn't ready.
Fantasy Tip: Cain is fading quickly because of multiple injuries the last several seasons. He was a shell of his former self when he returned last year, and his velocity was at an all-time low. At this point he might be a long shot to stay healthy and productive. Keep him confined to NL-only leagues.
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 11:03:45 -0800
Free-agent SP Tim Lincecum (Giants) is unlikely to re-sign with the San Francisco Giants with their starting rotation already full. Lincecum could, however, be considered for a bullpen role as he recovers from hip surgery. SP Chris Heston, who made 31 starts for the Giants last year, also appears headed for a bullpen role.
Fantasy Tip: Injury concerns are Lincecum's biggest hurdle heading into the 2016 season, and he'll likely sign somewhere for plenty of incentives. There's no guarantee he'll be a starter again wherever he lands, and there's plenty of fantasy risk surrounding him in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 01:05:13 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston could be in the team's plans to start in 2016, but general manager Bobby Evans has said the Giants want to add two starting pitchers.
Fantasy Tip: Heston had a strong season, but he could be relegated to bullpen duty or back in the minors if the club powers up its rotation via free agency. Heston should stay in the majors, however, and if he does look to draft him in the later rounds in NL-only leagues.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:06:21 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston struggled in his start Sunday, Aug. 30. Heston gave up five runs on nine hits in his 3 2-3 innings of work. He did not walk a batter and struck out one, matching his season low, in a 7-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: It's safe to say Heston struggled because it was the Cardinals, but the reality is Heston has struggled in the last couple months. He is 2-3 with a 4.06 ERA post All-Star break, and Heston has a 5.79 ERA in August. It's best to leave Heston on your bench.