spring training

If Bay Area native Tyson Ross rebounds with Giants, credit this revolutionary procedure

If Bay Area native Tyson Ross rebounds with Giants, credit this revolutionary procedure

After experiencing complications with thoracic outlet surgery, Tyson Ross found a Bay Area doctor who performed a hydrodissection procedure, which he called "the future standard of care."
What we learned Sunday at Oakland A’s HQ: Second base battle begins to clear up … a little

What we learned Sunday at Oakland A’s HQ: Second base battle begins to clear up … a little

Franklin Barreto, Jorge Mateo, Vimael Machin and Tony Kemp remain candidates for the second base job after Sheldon Neuse was optioned out of MLB camp on Sunday.
Who is the A’s catcher of the future? Sean Murphy is getting competition this spring

Who is the A’s catcher of the future? Sean Murphy is getting competition this spring

Since being acquired by the A's, Jonah Heim has reworked his swing — and his attitude. Could it pay off with his long-awaited MLB debut?
What we learned from Oakland A’s game vs. Mariners: Jesús Luzardo deserves all the hype

What we learned from Oakland A’s game vs. Mariners: Jesús Luzardo deserves all the hype

Luzardo mixed in his 97-mph fastball with a heavy dose of well-located breaking balls in a ridiculously impressive spring start against the Seattle Mariners.
A.J. Puk a ‘long shot’ to begin season in Oakland A’s rotation

A.J. Puk a ‘long shot’ to begin season in Oakland A’s rotation

Puk has yet to resume throwing after being shut down with shoulder soreness.
What we learned Friday at Oakland A’s HQ: Sean Manaea’s new slider, precautions against coronavirus

What we learned Friday at Oakland A’s HQ: Sean Manaea’s new slider, precautions against coronavirus

Sean Manaea showed off his new slider vs. Reds, then modeled the grip for the Bay Area News Group. Plus: Daulton Jefferies optioned and more roster moves.
What we learned Thursday at Oakland A’s HQ: A.J. Puk visits specialist for shoulder soreness

What we learned Thursday at Oakland A’s HQ: A.J. Puk visits specialist for shoulder soreness

The A's await Dr. Neal ElAttrache's opinion on A.J. Puk before restarting his throwing regimen. Plus: What Liam Hendriks is doing to raise awareness to the bushfires burning in his native Australia.
What we learned from SF Giants’ loss vs. Dodgers: Cueto shaky, but don’t be concerned

What we learned from SF Giants’ loss vs. Dodgers: Cueto shaky, but don’t be concerned

Johnny Cueto had a rocky second outing of the spring against a Dodgers lineup that could mirror what the Giants will face on Opening Day. But neither Cueto nor manager Gabe Kapler are concerned.
SF Giants: MRI shows damage in multiple places of Tyler Beede’s elbow

SF Giants: MRI shows damage in multiple places of Tyler Beede’s elbow

The Giants will get a second opinion this week to determine the severity, but regardless, this will harm Beede's chances of making the rotation out of camp.
What we learned from SF Giants’ loss vs. Rangers: Tyler Beede’s elbow acts up, Logan Webb steps up

What we learned from SF Giants’ loss vs. Rangers: Tyler Beede’s elbow acts up, Logan Webb steps up

Gabe Kapler said Tyler Beede felt tightness in his elbow while throwing his curveball and will undergo scans. Meanwhile, Logan Webb pitched into the third.
What is nine letters and the key to the SF Giants’ clubhouse chemistry? The daily crossword.

What is nine letters and the key to the SF Giants’ clubhouse chemistry? The daily crossword.

Evan Longoria, Brandon Crawford and Jeff Samardzija all do it. How the daily crossword is keeping the clubhouse together in the age of the smartphone.
What we learned from Giants’ win vs. Diamondbacks: How did Hunter Pence look in his spring debut?

What we learned from Giants’ win vs. Diamondbacks: How did Hunter Pence look in his spring debut?

Hunter Pence and his "soul brother," Pablo Sandoval, were back together in the middle of the Giants' order. Jeff Samardzija said it felt like the "old times again."
No timetable for possible SF Giants closer Tony Watson to see spring training game action

No timetable for possible SF Giants closer Tony Watson to see spring training game action

The prohibitive favorite for the closer's job in San Francisco has been dealing with tightness in his throwing shoulder. But he doesn't sound too concerned.
SF Giants will get a taste of ‘robo-umps’ at Salt River Fields. Here’s how they could impact the game.

SF Giants will get a taste of ‘robo-umps’ at Salt River Fields. Here’s how they could impact the game.

MLB is testing the technology behind robot umps at the Cactus League stadium the Giants play at Monday, but don't worry about the automated strike zone — yet.
What we learned from SF Giants’ spring training loss vs. Padres: Why Buster Posey is so special behind the plate

What we learned from SF Giants’ spring training loss vs. Padres: Why Buster Posey is so special behind the plate

Kevin Gausman was dominant in his two innings Sunday, then raved about pitching to Buster Posey. Plus: What the Giants need to see from Jerry Blevins.
SF Giants top prospect Heliot Ramos suffers oblique injury in Cactus League game vs. Rockies

SF Giants top prospect Heliot Ramos suffers oblique injury in Cactus League game vs. Rockies

The Giants will re-evaluate Ramos and provide a timetable for return after he receives treatment this week.
This SF Giants player was a superstar in Korea. Now he’s fighting for an MLB roster spot.

This SF Giants player was a superstar in Korea. Now he’s fighting for an MLB roster spot.

Darin Ruf resurrected his MLB career with three seasons of superstardom in Korea's KBO. Can he find a spot on the Giants' 26-man roster?
Hair today, bun tomorrow: Oakland A’s on their mane management routines

Hair today, bun tomorrow: Oakland A’s on their mane management routines

"It runs through the fingers really well," Sean Manaea says of A.J. Puk's hair.
What we learned from the Giants’ Cactus League loss to the Angels: Smyly feeling ‘way better’ than 2019, Pence debut moves up, potential closer dealing with shoulder issue

What we learned from the Giants’ Cactus League loss to the Angels: Smyly feeling ‘way better’ than 2019, Pence debut moves up, potential closer dealing with shoulder issue

Drew Smyly was sharp, but the Giants allowed a fatal eight runs the inning after he exited. Plus: updates on Tyson Ross and Darin Ruf.
Excited about Heliot Ramos? Giants prospect gives you every reason to be in second spring training game

Excited about Heliot Ramos? Giants prospect gives you every reason to be in second spring training game

The Giants' first-round pick in 2017 showed off all his tools against the Rockies. Could we see Heliot Ramos in San Francisco by the end of the season?