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Giants Notes: Ruf, Pence, Dubon

Darin Ruf’s loud bat is making a play for a roster spot in San Francisco, per John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Ruff, 33, made major-league appearances for five consecutive seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2012 to 2016, totaling 833 plate appearances.

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With Buster Posey sitting out, Giants are in at pickle at catcher

The Giants are blessed with two of the top catching prospects in baseball, but neither appears ready to step in to be the starter.

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Brady Klopfer

Saturday BP: Are the Giants and Dodgers actually rivals?

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You hate them. They hate you. But are they rivals?

Hello and happy Saturday everyone. I hope your weekend is off to a nice start. Our rewatch of the 2014 postseason marches on tonight at 6 p.m., with Game 6 of the World Series.

Now, onto a very important or irrelevant question.

The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers are still billed as a rivalry. You only need to check the Opening Day schedule — which features Giants vs. Dodgers on ESPN,...

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San Jose Giants facilities are now for the A’s

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The Oakland Athletics will use the Giants high-A facilities as an alternate training site.

There won’t be a Minor League Baseball season in 2020, but the San Jose Giants will still get plenty of baseball played on their fields. San Jose — the high-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants — will be the alternative training site for the Oakland A’s this year.

The A’s announced the news on Friday.

Oakland A’s to use Excite...

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Citing his family situation, Giants catcher Buster Posey opts out of 2020 Season

Posey explained that he and his wife have adopted twin girls who were born prematurely. Their health and safety is Posey's top priority.

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Giants star Buster Posey opts out of 2020 MLB season

According to reports, Posey and his wife recently adopted twin girls who were born prematurely. The safety of his children is Posey's No. 1 concern.

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Giants catcher Buster Posey opts out of 2020 season

The shortened 60-game season has proven to not be worth it for some players, and a member of the San Francisco Giants made that difficult decision today.

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Buster Posey opts out due to adoption of newborn twins

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The face of the franchise has two new members of the family.

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey held a press conference on Friday morning, and dropped two big pieces of news. First, he’s opting out of the 2020 MLB season, something he was open about considering.

But he had much more important news, and news that was the catalyst for the decision to opt out: the family is expanding. Posey and his wife, Kristen, are adopting...

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Buster Posey Opts Out Of 2020 Season

Giants catcher Buster Posey has decided to opt out of the 2020 season, he announced in a Zoom call with reporters today. Posey explained that he and his wife have adopted twin girls who were born prematurely.

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Former NL MVP Buster Posey opts out of 2020 MLB season

Something was not right in San Francisco over the past few days with star Giants catcher Buster Posey away from the team. It led to speculation that the six-time All-Star might either opt out of the 2020 season or retire altogether.

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Friday BP: Giants explored loan opportunities for Darin Ruf

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It couldn’t work, but it’s a cool idea.

Hello and happy Friday to you all.

It’s hard not to feel bad for Darin Ruf. After struggling to try and carve out a role in the Majors, the outfielder and first baseman headed to the KBO in 2017, where he was stellar for three years.

That earned him a minor league contract and a non-roster invitation to Spring Training with the San Francisco Giants. He certainly made the most of the opportunity, hitting 12-28...

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Buster Posey has missed three Giants workouts, still evaluating things

Posey has missed three workouts this week and is dealing with a personal issue, per Farhan Zaidi.

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Giants Place Billy Hamilton, Jarlin Garcia On Injured List

The Giants have placed outfielder Billy Hamilton and left-hander Jarlin Garcia on the injured list, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters Thursday (Twitter link via Kerry Crowley of the San Jose Mercury News).

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Giants place Jarlin Garcia on the IL

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The left-handed pitcher’s injury is undisclosed.

The San Francisco Giants have placed left-handed pitcher Jarlin Garcia on the 10-day Injured List. The move was first noted by Twitter user @giantsprospects, and a glance at the team’s official transaction page shows that the move was made on Wednesday.

Transaction:
Giants placed LHP Jarlin Garcia on the 10-day IL.

— GPT (@giantsprospects) July 9, 2020

At Wednesday’s workout, beat reporters had...

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Giants 2021 schedule is here, for some reason

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Three days after getting the 2020 schedule, we have the 2021 schedule.

On Monday, MLB released the 60-game schedule for the 2020 season that may or may not happen. And apparently it was so much fun that they decided to go ahead and release the 162-game schedule for the 2021 season that may or may not happen.

Now before I show you the schedule, I just want to state this plainly and clearly: Nobody asked for this. Nobody. Not one person. Not a single soul thought,...

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Roster notes: Belt sidelined, Hamilton and J. Garcia absent

Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Buster Posey also missed a second workout due to a personal matter.

It’s starting to really feel like San Francisco Giants baseball is back. No, not because the team is working out at Summer Camp. And no, not because they’re scheduled to open the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers in just two weeks.

It really feels like Giants baseball is back because Brandon Belt is injured. Thankfully it appears to be a very mild injury, as the team announced...

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Giants GM Scott Harris weighs in on 2020 outlook, midseason trades

Whatever the landscape looks like, Harris says, the Giants hope — and even expect — not to be on the sell side.

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Giants GM Scott Harris On 2020 Outlook, Mid-Season Trades

Giants GM Scott Harris put to rest any doubts as to whether the Giants are looking at the 2020 season as an opportunity to compete, as Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Thursday BP: Two weeks until Opening Day, maybe

Hopefully in the next two weeks Evan Longoria figures out what ball the sport uses. | Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

The Giants face the Dodgers in 14 days, unless they don’t.

Hello and happy Thursday one and all.

Opening Day is creeping nearer. The San Francisco Giants are scheduled to face off against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second half of an ESPN doubleheader in just 14 days.

Giants vs. Dodgers. Johnny Cueto vs. Clayton Kershaw. Cueto vs. Cody Bellinger. Kershaw vs. Buster...

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Gamethread: 2014 World Series Game 5

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Madison Bumgarner vs. James Shields.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak suspending the 2020 MLB season, we’re rewatching the three San Francisco Giants postseason runs, game-by-game, on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday nights at 6 p.m. PT, with a gamethread for each.

The San Francisco Giants put a beatdown on the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the World Series, winning 11-4 to tie the series 2-2. It’s now a best...

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