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MadBum gets 3rd straight Opening Day start

MadBum gets 3rd straight Opening Day start

MLB.com Updated 12 hours ago
It may still be a few months out, but the Giants already know who will toe the rubber when they open the 2016 regular season on April 4 against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
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  • Panik optimistic about health for 2016 season

    Panik optimistic about health for 2016 season

    MLB.com Feb 12 (yesterday)
    Giants second baseman Joe Panik insisted Friday that not only will he enter Spring Training fully recovered from lower back inflammation, but he'll also remain healthy through the season.
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  • Montas may miss 4 months after rib surgery

    Montas may miss 4 months after rib surgery

    MLB.com Feb 12 (yesterday)
    Rookie righty Frankie Montas, the centerpiece for the Dodgers in a December three-team trade, will miss two to four months after undergoing rib resection surgery on Friday, it was announced.
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  • Giants' Cain on health: Everything's feeling good

    Giants' Cain on health: Everything's feeling good

    ESPN.com Feb 12 (yesterday)
    Giants' Cain on health: Everything's feeling good
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  • Padres Hire Nomo to Bolster Pacific Rim Presence

    Padres Hire Nomo to Bolster Pacific Rim Presence

    nytimes.com MLB.com Feb 12 (2 days ago)
    The San Diego Padres have hired Japanese pitching pioneer Hideo Nomo as an advisor for baseball operations to strengthen their presence in the Pacific Rim, the National League franchise said on Thursday.
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  • Bucs sign Luebke to Minor League deal

    Bucs sign Luebke to Minor League deal

    MLB.com Feb 11 (3 days ago)
    The Pirates added two intriguing left-handers to their staff on Thursday, signing Cory Luebke and Eric O'Flaherty to Minor League contracts with invitations to big league Spring Training.
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  • Dodgers reportedly shopping Guerrero

    Dodgers reportedly shopping Guerrero

    MLB.com Feb 11 (3 days ago)
    The Dodgers are attempting to trade infielder/outfielder Alex Guerrero and have talked to "numerous" clubs about the possibility, FoxSports.com reported on Thursday. The club has not commented on or confirmed the report.
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  • Rockies beef up bullpen, add vets to lineup

    Rockies beef up bullpen, add vets to lineup

    MLB.com Feb 11 (3 days ago)
    In our first installment of the Spring Training preview, we looked at Rockies On The Rebound. Now we take a look at The New Guys.
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  • Former Padres Player And Coach Tim Flannery Rips The Organizati…

    Former Padres Player And Coach Tim Flannery Rips The Organization And Its Fans 

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Feb 11 (3 days ago)
    Most recently Tim Flannery was the crazy third base coach who windmilled home San Francisco Giants runners en route to three World Series victories, but the majority of his baseball career took place in San Diego. He played alongside Bruce Bochy as the …
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  • Sports Briefing | Baseball: One-Year Deal With Giants for Brand…

    Sports Briefing | Baseball: One-Year Deal With Giants for Brandon Belt

    nytimes.com Feb 11 (3 days ago)
    First baseman Brandon Belt agreed to a one-year, $6.2 million contract with the Giants.
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  • 5 bats could shape how NL West is won

    5 bats could shape how NL West is won

    MLB.com Feb 10 (4 days ago)
    The Dodgers and Giants have ruled the National League West in recent seasons with dominant pitching, but the division also houses some serious offense. The Rockies and D-backs scored the most runs in the league in 2015, with the Giants coming in fifth. …
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  • Clippard Says D-Backs' Potential Drew Him to Arizona

    Clippard Says D-Backs' Potential Drew Him to Arizona

    nytimes.com MLB.com yahoo.com Feb 9 (4 days ago)
    Reliever Tyler Clippard says that Arizona's potential to contend for a title was a big reason he signed with the Diamondbacks.
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  • Padres sign Schumaker to Minors deal

    Padres sign Schumaker to Minors deal

    MLB.com Feb 9 (5 days ago)
    The Padres signed infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker to a Minor League contract on Tuesday.
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  • Homer History: Todd Helton's blast ignites Rockies historic run

    Homer History: Todd Helton's blast ignites Rockies historic run

    yahoo.com Feb 9 (5 days ago)
    In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Sports Big League Stew writer Mark Townsend recounts the time Todd Helton's walk-off blast ignited an incredible run. As a…
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  • 5 potential impact arms in wild NL West

    5 potential impact arms in wild NL West

    MLB.com Feb 8 (6 days ago)
    Remodeled pitching staffs make the National League West one of the most unpredictable and fascinating of the six divisions as Spring Training approaches. Any number of arms could prove pivotal in a lively race. Here are five to watch.
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  • Roberts: Reflecting on Jackie's influence

    Roberts: Reflecting on Jackie's influence

    MLB.com Feb 8 (6 days ago)
    The Dodgers are the groundbreaking franchise of Jackie Robinson. When I put on this uniform as a player, I understood the special responsibility to honor those that played before me, as well as the amazing bond between the Dodgers and their fans. I feel…
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  • Giants' annual FanFest set for Saturday

    Giants' annual FanFest set for Saturday

    MLB.com Feb 7 (7 days ago)
    Virtually every square inch of AT&T Park will be thrown open to the public on Saturday, when the Giants conduct their annual FanFest.
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  • Spring cleaning: Rockies gear shipped

    Spring cleaning: Rockies gear shipped

    MLB.com Feb 6
    Tyler Sanders finished his Friday walking through the eerily empty clubhouse and storage areas of Coors Field, knowing that baseball and all its gear would greet him by the time he landed in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday afternoon.
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  • X (10) Super baseball things from 50 years ago

    X (10) Super baseball things from 50 years ago

    MLB.com Feb 6
    This weekend, football's final fling until after baseball's All-Star break, is all about number 50. Not the 50-yard line or Ken Strong of the New York Giants of the 1930s and '40s, the only player for whom No. 50 is retired, but for the 50th Super Bowl.…
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  • Video - Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth 00:29

    Kershaw Struck By Liner, Loses Part Of Tooth

    Mar 20
    Clayton Kershaw was hit by Andy Parrino's broken-bat liner in the bottom of the third inning in the Dodgers' 3-2 loss to the A's. Kershaw remained in the game.
  • Video - Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval 01:46

    Leaving San Francisco Was Easy Call For Sandoval

    Mar 9
    ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses Pablo Sandoval's comments about feeling disrespected by the Giants.
  • Video - Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head 01:06

    Yasiel Puig Puts On A Big Head

    Mar 9
    While signing autographs during spring training, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig decided to have some fun by putting on a giant head of himself.
  • Video - Matt Kemp Conversation 03:19

    Matt Kemp Conversation

    Mar 7
    Padres outfielder Matt Kemp talks to Josina Anderson about moving on from the Dodgers' organization, preparing to play in a San Diego Padres uniform and addresses durability questions.