PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks hope the addition of a few new players to a promising young core can push the franchise back to the playoffs.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime Giants ace Madison Bumgarner has reached agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks on an $85 million, five-year contract that ends his run of success in San Francisco,...
PHOENIX (AP) — Catcher Stephen Vogt and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year contract that guarantees $3 million, a deal that includes a 2021 option and could be worth $8 million...
Miami Marlins (51-96, fifth in the NL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (71-77, third in the NL West)
San Francisco; Saturday, 9 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Marlins: Robert Dugger (0-2,...
Pittsburgh Pirates (63-82, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (70-75, third in the NL West)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cap on backward, Johnny Cueto punctuated his pitches with confident head shakes and fist pumps.
"Dia De Cueto," read the sign held by one of his sons.
San Francisco Giants (69-73, third in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (92-52, first in the NL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt wore a special new pair of cleats that he let his kids color all over. He greeted all his old Oakland friends in the stands and behind the scenes at the...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt's three-run homer highlighted an eight-run eighth and broke it open against his former club, Kevin Pillar hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in San Francisco's...
DENVER (AP) — On a day when two of the San Francisco Giants' core players were getting a well-deserved rest, their replacements came through in a big way.
San Francisco Giants (45-49, fifth in the NL West) vs. Colorado Rockies (46-48, third in the NL West)
Denver; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Drew Pomeranz (2-9, 6.42...
DENVER (AP) — Brandon Crawford capped a big day at the plate with a defensive gem.
Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner and rode their hot-hitting lineup for the first eight innings of Thursday night's game against San Francisco. It was their...
Milwaukee Brewers (39-31, second in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (30-38, fifth in the NL West)
NEW YORK (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have placed All-Star catcher Buster Posey on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain.
San Francisco Giants (25-34, fifth in the NL West) vs. New York Mets (28-32, third in the NL East)
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Bochy, reeking of beer after his players doused him during a postgame celebration, sat in the visiting manager's office at Citi FIeld, a can of Bud Light behind his desk...
Toronto Blue Jays (17-24, fourth in the AL East) vs. San Francisco Giants (17-24, fifth in the AL West)
Cincinnati Reds (18-22, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (16-23, fifth in the NL West)
Cincinnati Reds (17-22, fifth in the NL Central) vs. San Francisco Giants (16-22, fifth in the NL West)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants acquired veteran catcher Erik Kratz from the Brewers on Sunday, sending minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa to Milwaukee.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Vogt is ready to do whatever he can to take pressure off Buster Posey as both catchers work to bounce back from surgeries that cut their 2018 seasons short.
Vogt is returning to the Bay Area after agreeing to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have selected the contract of utility player Nick Franklin from Double-A Biloxi, sending infielder Eric Sogard to Triple-A Colorado Springs.
Milwaukee also transferred Stephen Vogt to the 60-day disabled list after the catcher suffered a setback in his comeback from a right shoulder injury.
But the bullpen could get All-Star closer Corey Knebel back from a left hamstring injury. He has been sidelined since early April.
PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt will not be ready for the season opener because of a shoulder strain.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Wednesday a second opinion revealed confirmed an initial diagnosis of a strained capsule.
The Brewers start the regular season on March 29 in San Diego.
"We're just going to have to go a little slower. We've got to get him pain-free before he can start throwing," Counsell said.
PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is expected to miss two to three weeks because of a strained right shoulder.
The injury occured last week during a spring training workout. Vogt said he felt something awkward during a drill, but attributed it to getting back into game shape.
Vogt caught Milwaukee's spring training opener on Friday. He got an MRI after discomfort lingered through the weekend, and the test revealed a strain.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Catcher Stephen Vogt agreed to a $3,065,000, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, and right-hander Jeremy Jeffress reached a deal for a $1.7 million salary next season that with options could be worth up to $9,475,000 over three years plus additional bonuses.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers need wins any way they can get them, even if it means scratching and clawing to hold on against a last-place team that lost its seventh consecutive game.
Domingo Santana hit an early three-run homer and Milwaukee kept pace in the playoff race by beating the Cincinnati Reds 7-6 on Tuesday night.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Phillies manager Pete Mackanin picks between two pairs of red sneakers based on which ones have been on his feet during hard-to-come-by wins. Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt gets dressed in a specific sequence each day, down to how he pulls on his socks and in what order. Sometimes, Kansas City's Brandon Moss pretends to be superstitious by going with a good-luck bat.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers would have much preferred to leave for an important road series against baseball's best Los Angeles Dodgers with momentum from a series win.
Instead, they dropped a pair of two-run defeats to the lowly San Francisco Giants.
Jarrett Parker hit a go-ahead two-run double on a checked swing in the seventh, Buster Posey hit a sacrifice fly, and San Francisco beat the contending Brewers 4-2 on Wednesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers catcher Stephen Vogt is out for at least a month with a sprained left knee following a collision at home plate.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Vogt will miss "significant time."
Vogt was hurt Monday night when Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl ran into him in the fifth inning of Pittsburgh's 4-2 victory. Kuhl was trying to score from second on a hit to right field.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames is showing signs of breaking out of a prolonged slump that led to a two-day stint on the bench last week.
Thames belted a pair of home runs to back another strong pitching performance by Jimmy Nelson and lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
"I relaxed for a few days. I was hanging out with (hitting coach Darnell Coles) a lot talking mechanics," Thames said.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Stephen Vogt wasted little time in making a good impression with his new team.
Claimed off waivers earlier in the week, Vogt belted two home runs and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Friday night.
"I'm so happy to be here, to be in first place, to play on a winning team and be pushing for a playoff run," Vogt said. "To contribute is awesome."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Stephen Vogt, claimed off waivers earlier in the week, hit two home runs and the Milwaukee Brewers held off the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Friday night.
The game was delayed about seven minutes with the Brewers batting in the fourth after a baseball apparently thrown from the stands struck first-base umpire Joe West in the back of the head. West remained in the game.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Already told he would be cut, catcher Stephen Vogt asked the Oakland Athletics to announce his departure Thursday rather than be a distraction before a game against Houston the previous night.
That was typical for team-first Vogt, designated for assignment as the struggling A's transition toward youth and give Bruce Maxwell a shot behind the plate.
ST. PETERBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay tied a season-high with five home runs, Alex Cobb went six strong innings, and the Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 13-4 on Friday night.
Steven Souza Jr., Mallex Smith, Logan Morrison, Tim Beckham and Corey Dickerson all homered for the Rays, who have hit four or more homers in a game six times this season. Souza, who entered in a 1-for-24 slide, had three hits and came within a double of hitting for the cycle.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Oakland Athletics' slumping offense strung some hits together in a much-needed victory.
Seeing the A's offense have that much success was enough for the Minnesota Twins to send Kyle Gibson to the minors.
Jharel Cotton struck out nine in six innings and Ryon Healy hit his fourth home run of the season to lift the Athletics over the Twins 8-5 on Thursday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oakland starter Jharel Cotton kept getting interrupted during his warmups Monday, first by Melissa Ethridge rocking out the National Anthem, then by a flyover from a B2 bomber, and finally by an emotional tribute to the late Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura.
It was the only time Cotton ever looked out of sync.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kendall Graveman is the Oakland Athletics' ace in the absence of injured Sonny Gray, and pitched Saturday night like he deserves the recognition full time.
Graveman held Texas hitless until Mike Napoli homered with two outs in the seventh inning, and the A's beat the Rangers and Yu Darvish 6-1.
Graveman (2-0) gave up two hits in seven innings, striking out five and walking one primarily with an effective sinker. The 26-year-old righty won on opening day, too.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics knew Khris Davis would command a hefty raise after a career year.
He is seeking a $5 million salary for the 2017 season and the A's are offering $4.65 million in numbers exchanged Friday.
Other than the slugger, the rest of the club's arbitration-eligible players reached new deals.