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  • Giants' Heliot Ramos: Feeling fine after getting hit

    Ramos is feeling better after taking a pitch off his right knee during Saturday's spring training game versus the Cubs, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Ramos looked to be in pain as he limped off the field after getting hit, but manager Bob Melvin said Ramos could return to the Giants' lineup Sunday, so it seems the 24-year-old outfielder escaped relatively unscathed. Ramos owns a .158/.220/.250 slash line through 82 career MLB plate appearances and is likely to return to Triple-A Sacramento to begin 2024.

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  • Giants' Heliot Ramos: Leaves game after HBP

    Ramos was removed from Saturday's Cactus League game against the Cubs after getting hit in the foot by a pitch, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Ramos was able to limp off the field after taking the pitch off his right foot/ankle. He will likely go into the clubhouse for imaging, and the Giants should be able to offer more information on the severity of his injury after Saturday's game.

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  • Giants' Landen Roupp: Impressing early in camp

    Roupp (back) has impressed catcher Tom Murphy at the Giants' camp, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Roupp was stalled out in the middle of 2023 with back issues, but he pitched to a 1.74 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 42:9 K:BB over 31 innings across 10 starts at Double-A Richmond last season. It's unclear if he'll return to Richmond or start 2024 at Triple-A Sacramento, assuming he avoids injuries during the spring. Roupp relies on a curveball and a two-seam fastball, but he's also workshopping a four-seamer and a cutter in camp.

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  • Giants' Marco Luciano: Scratched from lineup

    Luciano (hamstring) has been scratched from the Giants' lineup for Saturday's game versus the Cubs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Luciano has been dealing with what's been described as a minor hamstring problem. While the hope was that he could play Saturday following a workout Friday, the Giants have ultimately decided to exercise caution. It's not clear when Luciano might be able to suit up for Cactus League action, but it seems like a day-to-day situation at this juncture.

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  • Giants' Jung Hoo Lee: Held out with side soreness

    Lee will not be in the lineup for the Giants' Cactus League opener Saturday against the Cubs due to some minor side soreness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    The Giants believe Lee will be ready to play in a couple days, so the injury doesn't look to be something overly concerning. Side injuries do have a tendency to linger, however, so expect the club to exercise the utmost caution with the KBO import. Lee is slated to be the Giants' everyday center fielder and leadoff man in 2024 after inking a six-year, $113 million contract this offseason.

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  • Giants' Marco Luciano: Coming back from hamstring issue

    Luciano has been dealing with a minor hamstring issue but is tentatively listed in the Giants' lineup for Saturday's Cactus League opener against the Cubs, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    It's not clear how long Luciano's hamstring has been bothering him, but as long as he gets through a workout Friday with no issues he will be in Saturday's lineup. The youngster is projected to serve as the Giants' primary shortstop this season.

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  • Giants' Austin Slater: Cleared for Cactus League play

    Slater (elbow) said Thursday that he has the "all clear" to play in spring training games, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Slater has been throwing from 150 feet, and he participated in cutoff and relay drills Thursday for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right elbow in October. It's unclear whether the Giants will use Slater in the field right away as Cactus League games begin or if they will ease him in as a DH, but he should be ready to handle fielding duties by Opening Day.

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  • Giants' Seth Corry: Re-ups with San Francisco

    Corry signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Thursday, Melissa Lockard of The Athletic reports.

    Corry, 25, was a borderline top-100 prospect a few years ago but has had his career sidetracked by injury. He threw 34 innings over four stops in the Giants' system last season, posting a 5.03 ERA and 52:18 K:BB.

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  • Giants' Vaun Brown: Healthy for camp

    Brown (undisclosed), who didn't appear in any minor-league games after Aug. 2 last season, is a "full go" for spring training, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    The 25-year-old Brown remains a prospect of some repute, but his stock seems to have fallen after injuries limited him to just 59 games in the minors during the 2023 season. After attending Giants camp as a non-roster invitee in 2023, Brown wasn't extended the same invitation in 2024, as the organization seemingly wants the outfielder to get extended reps in at minor-league camp following the injury-plagued campaign. Brown is expected to open the 2024 season at Double-A Richmond or Triple-A Sacramento.

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  • Giants' Will Bednar: Not available to begin spring

    Bednar (back) hasn't been taking part in workouts with the Giants thus far in spring training and is "still working his way back," Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    The Giants are expected to provide another update on the young right-hander's status in the coming days, but he looks as though he's still in the midst of an extended shutdown period that dates back to the Arizona Fall League. The 2021 first-round pick has yet to pitch above the Single-A level through his first three seasons in the professional ranks, with injuries playing a major part in his slow ascent through the San Francisco farm system.

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  • Giants' Hunter Bishop: Free of restrictions at camp

    Bishop (elbow) reported to spring training this week without any restrictions, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    The 2019 first-round pick is back to full health after missing the entire 2023 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Once seen as one of the top hitting prospects in the organization, Bishop's star has faded while a slew of injuries have thus far limited him to 134 minor-league games through his first five seasons in the professional ranks. The 25-year-old outfielder still has yet to play above the High-A level, though he could report to Double-A Richmond to open the 2024 campaign if he makes it out of spring training with his health intact.

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  • Giants' Joey Bart: Facing potential roster crunch

    Bart appears unlikely to break camp with the Giants and is out of minor-league options, making him a candidate to be traded or otherwise moved off the 40-man roster prior to Opening Day, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Chosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, Bart was seen as the heir apparent to Buster Posey at the time he was selected, but the now-27-year-old backstop has struggled to meet expectations since reaching the big leagues for the first time in 2020. Due to groin injuries and his own struggles at the dish, Bart appeared in just 30 games for the Giants in 2023, mustering a .207/.263/.264 slash line across 95 plate appearances. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Patrick Bailey surpassed Bart on the organizational depth chart, and the Giants bolstered their catching ranks with the signing of veteran Tom Murphy, who is expected to serve as the No. 2 option and should play regularly versus left-handed pitching. Unless the team elects to keep three catchers on the Opening Day roster or unless Bailey or Murphy succumb to an injury in spring training, the Giants don't look like they'll have room for Bart, whose pedigree should be reason enough for another catching-needy team to acquire him via trade or a waiver claim.

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  • Giants' Keaton Winn: Not concerned about elbow

    Winn said Wednesday that he's not overly concerned about his sore right elbow and is still expecting to be ready for Opening Day, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Winn was sent in for an MRI after experiencing soreness following his most recent bullpen session of spring training, but those tests apparently didn't reveal any structural or ligament damage. The right-hander will still be shut down from throwing for the time being, putting him behind the Giants' other healthy rotation options as Cactus League play gets underway this weekend. If Winn avoids an extended shutdown period and is able to build up to a starter's workload by the end of March, he should still have the inside track on a rotation spot.

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  • Giants' Daulton Jefferies: Opportunity could knock

    Jefferies could be needed in the Giants' rotation sooner rather than later if Keaton Winn (elbow) is sidelined, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    A non-roster invitee, Jefferies threw to hitters Tuesday for the first time since May of 2022 following a long rehab after his second Tommy John surgery. Given the length of time that he's missed, the expectation is that Jefferies will head to Triple-A Sacramento to begin the season. However, if he gets off to a nice start with Sacramento he could be needed on the big club in short order, particularly if Winn's elbow injury lingers. Jefferies posted a 5.75 ERA and 37:14 K:BB over 56.1 innings for the Athletics from 2020-22.

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  • Giants' Patrick Bailey: Bulks up for 2024

    Bailey gained weight this offseason to help prepare for the 2024 season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Bailey wore down at the end of the season, and it showed in his performance as a hitter. The catcher enters his second major-league season a bit heavier, presumably so that he can spend more of the campaign at his preferred playing weight. He slashed .233/.285/.359 with seven home runs, 48 RBI, 29 runs scored and a stolen base over 97 contests. Bailey's strong defense has him in line for the No. 1 job behind the dish.

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  • Giants' Spencer Howard: Could get look in rotation

    Howard could have a chance to make the Giants' Opening Day rotation if Keaton Winn (elbow) isn't ready, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    An MRI on Winn's elbow came back clean, but his status is up in the air. Howard is with the Giants as a non-roster invitee and appears to be one of the top candidates to fill in for Winn, if needed. The 27-year-old has flopped so far at the big-league level, holding a 7.20 ERA and 109:55 K:BB over 115 innings covering 29 starts and nine relief appearances.

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  • Giants' Keaton Winn: Shut down with sore elbow

    Winn underwent an MRI after feeling right elbow soreness following his last bullpen session, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    The good news is the MRI came back negative, so the Giants are hopeful that he'll be OK following a few days of rest. Still, any elbow-related injury should garner some cause for concern. Assuming health, Winn is tentatively lined up to open the season as San Francisco's fourth starter. He posted a 4.68 ERA and 35:8 K:BB across 42.1 innings in 2023.

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  • Giants' Bryce Eldridge: Viewed solely as first baseman

    Giants general manager Pete Pitula said Tuesday that Eldridge will focus his development as a first baseman going forward, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.

    Eldridge was announced as a two-way player when the Giants selected him with the 16th pick in the 2023 First-Year Player Draft, but the team believes he has the potential to be a great hitter and will now abandon hopes of using him on the mound. The 19-year-old prospect slashed .294/.400/.505 across 130 plate appearances between rookie-level Arizona Complex League and the Single-A level last season.

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Injuries

Player Injury
A. Cobb SP Alex Cobb SP Hip
R. Ray SP Robbie Ray SP Elbow
M. Luciano SS Marco Luciano SS Hamstring
J. Lee CF Jung-Hoo Lee CF Side
M. Yastrzemski RF Mike Yastrzemski RF Shoulder

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