Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar and Ramon Laureano homered, and Oakland beat the San Francisco Giants 5-0 on Sunday in the Bay Bridge exhibition series. The A’s kicked off the season with a pair of losses to Seattle last week in Tokyo. Back stateside, they are prepping for their home opener Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Posted: March 25, 2019, 12:48 am
The San Francisco Giants acquired veteran catcher Erik Kratz from the Brewers on Sunday, sending minor league infielder C.J. Hinojosa to Milwaukee. Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi had wanted an experienced catcher to provide depth behind Buster Posey, who is back from right hip surgery that ended his 2018 season in August. The 38-year-old Kratz batted .
Posted: March 24, 2019, 5:48 pm
Second baseman Scooter Gennett will miss eight to 12 weeks because of the right groin strain he sustained during a spring training game, the Cincinnati Reds announced Saturday. Gennett walked gingerly as he was helped off the field on Friday, and he was later taken from the dugout on a golf cart. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic said Saturday that with Gennett’s injury, Jose Iglesias will play shortstop and Jose Peraza will man second base.
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:38 am
The San Francisco Giants acquired outfielder Michael Reed from Minnesota on Saturday while sending outfielder John Andreoli and cash to the Twins. In addition, San Francisco dealt Matt Joyce to Atlanta for cash. The Giants, under new president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi, have been searching all offseason for an impact outfielder.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 10:30 pm
Just ask Clayton Kershaw, Jason Heyward, Manny Machado, J.D. Martinez and David Price. “[Boras] knew from the beginning I didn’t want to be traded, and I didn’t want the opt-out at all,” Harper said. Machado, who held the record for the largest free agent contract for a little over a week, has an out after five years so that he can still hit the market again at age 31.
Posted: March 23, 2019, 8:03 pm