San Francisco Giants

Ishikawa getting a fresh start with Seattle
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Next month, Travis Ishikawa will continue his series of fresh starts when he reports to Spring Training with the Mariners. Since his stretch of 10 consecutive seasons In the Giants’ system ended in 2011, he has played for six different organizations, including his repeat stint with San Francisco.

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Belt, Kontos exchange figures with Giants
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First baseman Brandon Belt and right-hander George Kontos met with the expected differences of value Friday when they continued the salary arbitration process by exchanging suggested figures on one-year contracts with Giants management.

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Inbox: Where does Lincecum fit in Giants' future?
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In the Giants’ latest Inbox, beat reporter Chris Haft answers questions about Tim Lincecum’s future in San Francisco and the state of the bullpen.

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Giants looking to farm system to replenish bullpen
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The Giants would prefer to promote a reliever from their Minor League system rather than add one through free agency, general manager Bobby Evans has indicated.

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Belt, Kontos file for salary arbitration
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Giants first baseman Brandon Belt filed for salary arbitration Tuesday for the third consecutive season, while right-hander George Kontos engaged in the process for the first time.

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Span adds to Giants' already superb defense
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Newly acquired center fielder Denard Span should complement catcher Buster Posey, second baseman Joe Panik and Gold Glove-winning shortstop Brandon Crawford to strengthen San Francisco up the middle, traditionally regarded as the figurative backbone of any efficient Major League defense.

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Giants remove Hall from 40-man roster
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The Giants announced Monday that right-hander Cody Hall was designated for assignment, clearing 40-man roster room for freshly acquired outfielder Denard Span.

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Giants' 1st Spring Training workout dates announced
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Major League Baseball released the first workout dates for every club in advance of Spring Training 2016. They are as follows:

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Busy Giants have right formula
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The Giants aren’t about flash. They are about fit. They don’t look to grab headlines in the offseason. They look to find the player who will fill a void and blend into the roster. It’s about teamwork at AT&T Park.

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Span excited for new chapter with Giants
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Denard Span revealed a significant aspect of his character Friday: He’s eager to please.

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Span agrees to three-year deal with Giants
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The Giants have reached a three-year deal with free-agent outfielder Denard Span, pending a physical.

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Bonds, Kent inch up in Hall of Fame voting
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Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent, who frequently hit back-to-back as Giants teammates, are again in lockstep as both improved their standing in baseball’s 2016 Hall of Fame balloting announced Wednesday.

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