spring training

Brett Anderson is coming back to Oakland after an injury-filled season in 2017. (Courtesy Keith Allison/Flickr)

A’s take another low-risk flyer, bring back Brett Anderson

A day after agreeing to a one-year contract with Trevor Cahill, the…

 

Buster Posey will be held out of the first weekend of Spring Training games. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to ease into Spring Training schedule, rest veterans early

The San Francisco Giants’ core relies on players in their 30s. Spring…

 

Andrew McCutchen is coming off a rough two-year stretch, but he’s impressed his Giants teammates at every turn in his short stint with the team. (Courtesy Terry Foote/Flickr)

Did Andrew McCutchen just need a change of scenery?

The San Francisco Giants have to be pleased with the Andrew McCutchen…

 

Mark Melancon (Jon Dawson/Flickr)

Giants new closer doesn’t see need for pitching clock as MLB adopts new rules

Commissioner Rob Manfred wants Major League Baseball games to be shorter. He’s…

Mark Melancon (Jon Dawson/Flickr)
Eduardo Nunez could see time at third base and shortstop for the Giants this season. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants to use spring training to sort out logjam of infielders

The main focus for Major League Baseball players right now is staying…

Eduardo Nunez could see time at third base and shortstop for the Giants this season. (Stan Olszewski/2016 Special to S.F. Examiner)
Michael Morse will give playing for the Giants another shot. (phoca2004/Flickr)

The 5 most intriguing players to fill out the Giants’ spring training roster

The San Francisco Giants announced their non-roster invitees for the upcoming Spring…

Michael Morse will give playing for the Giants another shot. (phoca2004/Flickr)
Arizona Diamondbacks' Jason Bourgeois crosses home plate for a inside-the-park home run as Giants catcher Trevor Brown dives during the fifth inning of a spring training game on Wednesday. (Darron Cummings/AP)

Cain surrenders inside-the-park homer in second start of spring

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Pinch-hitter Jake Lamb connected for a three-run homer and…

Arizona Diamondbacks' Jason Bourgeois crosses home plate for a inside-the-park home run as Giants catcher Trevor Brown dives during the fifth inning of a spring training game on Wednesday. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Brandon Belt circles the bases after hitting a home run against the Colorado Rockies in the Giants' 10-4 win on Sunday, March 20, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Brandon Belt gets ‘strength back,’ Johnny Cueto returns in Giants’ win

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brandon Belt went 4 for 4, hit a homer…

Brandon Belt circles the bases after hitting a home run against the Colorado Rockies in the Giants' 10-4 win on Sunday, March 20, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner walks off the mound after being relieved during the third inning of a spring training game against the Oakland A's in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Bumgarner struggles against A’s, says his health is improving

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Madison Bumgarner gave up five runs in 2 2-3…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner walks off the mound after being relieved during the third inning of a spring training game against the Oakland A's in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Saturday. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Hunter Pence waves to fans as he walks toward the field for a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Both big-name starters struggle in Giants-Mariners tilt

PEORIA, Ariz. — Leonys Martin and Luis Sardinas homered in Seattle’s 6-run…

Hunter Pence waves to fans as he walks toward the field for a spring training baseball game against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. (Jae C. Hong/AP)
A's pitcher Rich Hill has struggled mightily so far this spring training. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Rich Hill’s ERA jumps to 15.26 after another rough outing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mark Reynolds hit a three-run home run, Nolan Arenado’s…

A's pitcher Rich Hill has struggled mightily so far this spring training. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman cannot make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus during the fourth inning of a spring training game on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. (Darron Cummings/AP)

A’s spring error issues persist against Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Adrian Beltre hit his first spring homer and drove…

Oakland Athletics' Matt Chapman cannot make a play on a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus during the fourth inning of a spring training game on Saturday in Surprise, Ariz. (Darron Cummings/AP)
Santiago Casilla made his spring training debut on Saturday in a split-squad game.  (Morry Gash/AP)

Casilla makes spring debut, Williamson homers as Giants play split-squad games

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Socrates Brito hit a two-run homer, Rickie Weeks collected…

Santiago Casilla made his spring training debut on Saturday in a split-squad game.  (Morry Gash/AP)
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…

San Francisco Giants' Chris Stratton throws during the first inning of a spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. (Morry Gash/AP)
Sonny Gray will be the Athletics' opening-day starter, a decision that surprises no one. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Sonny Gray toes rubber in spring training game, announced opening-day starter

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sonny Gray pitched three innings in his first start…

Sonny Gray will be the Athletics' opening-day starter, a decision that surprises no one. (Chris Carlson/AP)
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)

Billy Burns, Yonder Alonso each log pair of hits

MESA, Ariz. — Delino DeShields tripled, singled and drove in two runs…

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt works on a drill during a spring baseball practice in Mesa, Ariz., on Sunday, Feb. 21. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Stephen Vogt goes deep twice in spring training game

MESA, Ariz. — Stephen Vogt hit a pair of home runs and…

Oakland Athletics catcher Stephen Vogt works on a drill during a spring baseball practice in Mesa, Ariz., on Sunday, Feb. 21. (Chris Carlson/AP)
Brandon Crawford celebrates his home run during the sixth inning of the Giants' spring training matchup against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. (Chris Carlson/AP)

Jeff Samardzija sharp with 5 strikeouts in first appearance as Giant vs. Dodgers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Giants starter Jeff Samardzija struck out five in three…

Brandon Crawford celebrates his home run during the sixth inning of the Giants' spring training matchup against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. (Chris Carlson/AP)

A’s hit long-ball to secure tie in spring training game against Brewers

MESA, Ariz. — Rich Hill allowed five of the eight batters he…