Jeremy Affeldt made it known he needed some job security — and the reliable reliever got it.
The left-hander and the World Series champion San Francisco Giants completed an $18 million, three-year contract Wednesday. Bobby Evans, the team’s vice president of baseball operations, said the deal had been finalized to keep Affeldt in the Bay Area.
“We are so happy to be back with our San Francisco family,” Affeldt said, in San Francisco for his physical and meetings. Read More
Left-hander Jeremy Affeldt, a key member of the bullpen that helped lead the Giants to their second World Series championship in three years, reportedly will remain with the team.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the free agent agreed to a three-year deal that likely would pay him more than $18 million. Heyman wrote that the deal wasn’t finalized pending a physical. The report indicated that the St. Louis Cardinals also made a play for the 33-year-old veteran. Read More
The Giants knew the St. Louis Cardinals had rallied from a 6-0 deficit in the deciding game of their NL Division Series against the Washington Nationals. They were watching on the plane in Ohio while waiting to see which city they would head to for the NL Championship Series.
“It could be 20-0 and we still have to go out there and get it done,” outfielder Angel Pagan said following Monday’s Game 7 victory. Read More
On a day the Giants acquired Hunter Pence to bolster the middle of their lineup, they got a look at what a familiar face could do for their rotation.
Tim Lincecum. Remember him?
Lincecum gave up one run in seven innings as the Giants snapped their season-worst five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night at AT&T Park. Read More
The Giants placed left-handed pitcher Jeremy Affeldt on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a knee injury and purchased the contract of Travis Blackley from Triple-A Fresno to fill Affeldt’s spot in the bullpen.
Affeldt strained his right MCL while lifting his 4-year-old son Saturday night. He said he felt an initial pop in the knee, and the pain worsened overnight. Read More
Major league baseball legend Tommy Lasorda will be joining several San Francisco Giants players for a grilling competition today as part of a campaign to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research.Giants team members past and present, including Aaron Rowand, Jeremy Affeldt, J.T. Snow and Shawon Dunston, will be competing to see who can grill the tastiest meal this afternoon as part of the Safeway Homerun Grill Off. Read More
When Logan Jackson first heard about the brutal attack that left a San Francisco Giants fan in a medically induced coma he couldn’t eat, sleep or even go to the gym.The 23-year-old paramedic from San Jose used to work with Bryan Stow, the attacked fan. He said he had attended a Rob Zombie rock concert with Stow a few weeks before the attack and was supposed to go to another next month. “All we can do is pray for him now,” he said. Read More