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Buster Posey
Considering opting out
CSan Francisco Giants
July 5, 2020
Posey said Saturday that he is contemplating sitting out the 2020 season due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports. "Yeah. Definitely. I think there's still some reservation on my end as well," Posey said. "I want to see how things progress over the next couple weeks. It would be...naive or silly not to gauge what's going on around you."
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Trevor Gott
On short list to close
PSan Francisco Giants
March 22, 2020
Gott may have worked his way up the bullpen hierarchy after striking out seven in 4.2 Cactus League innings.
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Tyler Rogers
Unlikely closer candidate
PSan Francisco Giants
March 22, 2020
Rogers could enter the closer conversation for the Giants after posting a 7:1 K:BB in 4.1 scoreless Cactus League innings.
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Logan Webb
Rotation chances increase
PSan Francisco Giants
March 19, 2020
Webb's chances of securing the No. 5 role in the rotation have increased due to Tyler Beede's imminent Tommy John surgery, but he faces competition from Trevor Cahill, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Trevor Cahill
Strong chance for No. 5 role
PSan Francisco Giants
March 19, 2020
Cahill's chances of securing the No. 5 role in the rotation have increased due to Tyler Beede's imminent Tommy John surgery, but he faces competition from Logan Webb, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Tyler Beede
Multiple opinions led to TJ surgery
PSan Francisco Giants
March 19, 2020
Beede, who's scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Friday in Texas, arrived at his decision after consulting with multiple doctors, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports. "As Tyler consulted with multiple doctors on this, in-person visits and also providing his scans, that was kind of the increasing consensus of the group of doctors that we were consulting, that surgery was advisable," president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said during a conference call with reporters Thursday.
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Tyler Beede
Receiving second opinion on elbow
PSan Francisco Giants
March 7, 2020
Beede (elbow) will visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache for a second opinion Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
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Tyler Heineman
Backup job wide open
CSan Francisco Giants
February 8, 2020
Heineman is a prime candidate to win the Giants' backup catching job with Aramis Garcia (hip) out 6-to-8 months, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
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Drew Smyly
Solid chance at Opening Day spot
PSan Francisco Giants
January 16, 2020
Smyly, who signed a one-year contract with the Giants on Thursday, could have a strong chance of making the Opening Day rotation due to the team's lack of left-handed pitching, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Mauricio Dubon
Potential for utility role
2BSan Francisco Giants
November 23, 2019
Dubon played at shortstop and second base in 2019 and has potential to serve as a super-utility player, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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Madison Bumgarner
Good fit for AL rotation
PSan Francisco Giants
October 16, 2019
The Twins probably won't be in monetary range to sign Gerrit Cole this offseason but instead could target Bumgarner or Zack Wheeler, Will Leitch of MLB.com speculates.
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Will Smith
Could get qualifying offer
PSan Francisco Giants
October 9, 2019
The Giants are "strongly considering" giving Smith a qualifying offer before 2020 free agency, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Madison Bumgarner
'Lock' to get qualifying offer
PSan Francisco Giants
October 9, 2019
Bumgarner is "a lock" to get a qualifying offer before free agency starts, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Pablo Sandoval
Wants to rejoin club in 2020
3BSan Francisco Giants
October 1, 2019
Sandoval (elbow) is planning to play in 2020 upon recovery from Tommy John surgery and wants to return to the Giants, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Kevin Pillar
Could be non-tendered
OFSan Francisco Giants
September 27, 2019
Pillar could be non-tendered by the Giants this winter, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
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Joey Bart
Candidate for future 1B work
CSan Francisco Giants
September 25, 2019
Bart may log at least part of his workload at first base when he joins the Giants' major-league roster, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports.
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Buster Posey
Probably won't move to first
CSan Francisco Giants
September 25, 2019
Posey probably won't move to first base permanently soon because of his success as a catcher in 2019, Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports.
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Madison Bumgarner
Giants not ruling out big-money SP
PSan Francisco Giants
September 23, 2019
Giants president and CEO Larry Baer said the club isn't ruling out trying to sign Bumgarner or another big free-agent starting pitcher this offseason, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Abiatal Avelino
May return for final stretch
SSSan Francisco Giants
September 14, 2019
Avelino, who went 2-for-4 with three RBI against Triple-A Round Rock on Friday, could return to the Giants for the final 10 days or so of the season.
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Johnny Cueto
2019 debut delayed
PSan Francisco Giants
September 5, 2019
Cueto (back) will be re-evaluated in the next few days, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports, and may not debut until later in the season.
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Alex Dickerson
Oblique could bug him
OFSan Francisco Giants
September 4, 2019
Dickerson "did not look comfortable in any of his swings" Tuesday and could be bothered by his oblique issues the rest of the season, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle speculates.
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Mike Gerber
Could get semi-regular run
OFSan Francisco Giants  NRI
August 30, 2019
Gerber, who leads the Pacific Coast League with 41 doubles this season, could get semi-regular playing time for San Francisco down the stretch.
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Mauricio Dubon
May play regularly in September
2BSan Francisco Giants
August 24, 2019
Dubon, who has posted a 127 wRC+ in 22 games since joining Triple-A Sacramento, could play close to every day over the final month of the season.
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Johnny Cueto
Early-September return on tap
PSan Francisco Giants
August 21, 2019
Giants manager Bruce Bochy guessed Cueto (elbow) would return around Sept. 8 during a road series with the Dodgers following two rehab outings for Triple-A Sacramento, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Kyle Barraclough
May be cut candidate
PSan Francisco Giants  AAA
August 15, 2019
Barraclough could soon hit waivers because he's a likely non-tender candidate in the offseason, when he'll nter his second season of arbitration, according to Spotrac.
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