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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija, right, greets Chicago Cubs players before a spring training game on Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Samardzija looks season-ready vs. former team

MESA, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija, who had struggled badly this spring, retired…

 

Johnny Cueto should've been wearing a helmet on the mound when he was drilled in spring training on Monday. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Why wasn’t Cueto wearing headgear?

And to think pitchers are worried about image, cosmetics, how they might…

 

San Francisco Giants' Chris Stratton throws during the first inning of a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. (Morry Gash/AP)

Joe Panik’s three hits, Chris Stratton’s three scoreless innings lead Giants to spring training win

PHOENIX — Joe Panik had three hits and Chris Stratton pitched three…

 

Giants Angel Pagan throws during a spring training practice.  (Matt York/AP)

Angel Pagan tests unfamiliar position

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Madison Bumgarner pitched three innings in his second appearance…

Giants Angel Pagan throws during a spring training practice.  (Matt York/AP)
Gregor Blanco will take a smaller role this year as the odd man out in the Giants' outfield. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Gregor Blanco moving forward as fourth outfielder for Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Giants outfielder Gregor Blanco is looking for any way…

Gregor Blanco will take a smaller role this year as the odd man out in the Giants' outfield. (Eric Risberg/AP)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, and starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija arrives for practice before the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Jeff Samardzija relishes role in stacked Giants rotation

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jeff Samardzija has the durability and strikeout capability to…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, left, and starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija arrives for practice before the spring baseball season in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Thursday. (Chris Carlson/AP)
San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is ready for the season and was comparing Friday former World Series winning teams with the other recent championship-winning team in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors. (David Zalubowski/AP)

Even year is here, but was $251M well-spent?

On the Muni train over to King Street, I made a private…

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is ready for the season and was comparing Friday former World Series winning teams with the other recent championship-winning team in the Bay Area, the Golden State Warriors. (David Zalubowski/AP)