There’s been no shortage of milestones for the 2017 Giants, who have frequently dipped into their farm system for young talent to fill spots amid injuries and struggles. Albert Suarez joined in on the fun Sunday, entering in the seventh inning and recording seven outs for the first save of his career in the Giants’ […]
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Infielder Conor Gillaspie, who was designated for assignment Thursday, cleared waivers Saturday and was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. He accepted the assignment, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
The D-backs and Giants will wrap up a three-game series in San Francisco on Sunday with starters coming off very different starts. For the Giants, right-hander Jeff Samardzija cruised to a win Tuesday against the A’s, while D-backs left-hander Patrick Corbin had his shortest outing of the year in his last start.
Besides convening for a 20-year reunion Saturday, maybe the 1997 Giants should have conducted a seminar for this year’s squad. The ’97 team remains one of the most stirring clubs in the franchise’s San Francisco history, if not all time.
Jarrett Parker rejoined the Giants from the disabled list Thursday and didn’t wait long to make his mark. He singled for the first game-winning hit of his career in the 10th inning Saturday, a 5-4 walk-off win over the D-backs.
Pablo Sandoval is back on the Giants’ 25-man roster. A spot for the third baseman opened on Saturday, when the Giants placed Brandon Belt on the seven-day concussion disabled list — a day after he was hit in the helmet by a 79-mph curveball.
After 300 appearances and two World Series rings, right-handed reliever George Kontos is no longer with the Giants after the Pirates claimed him off waivers on Saturday.
Though he hasn’t played left field since 2009, Denard Span didn’t hesitate when Giants manager Bruce Bochy approached him earlier this week about a possible transition from center to left.
Arizona’s Taijuan Walker will look to pick up his first win since June 21 when the Giants host the D-backs on Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Giants are moving Chris Stratton into the rotation for veteran Matt Cain,
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt left Friday’s game after he was hit in the head by a 79 mph curveball in the sixth inning.
Paul Goldschmidt’s encore performance Friday might not have been as flashy, but it was fruitful. Goldschmidt delivered two RBIs — one day after he blasted three home runs against the Cubs — to help the D-backs prevail against the Giants, 2-1, in the opening game of the weekend series at AT&T Park.