Latest Gabe Kapler News

Giants bring back left-hander Alex Wood on two-year contract

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Alex Wood is staying with the San Francisco Giants, reaching agreement Wednesday on a $25 million, two-year contract. He gives manager Gabe Kapler two starters named Alex in the rotation after Tuesday's addition of right-hander Alex...

DeSclafani, Giants reach agreement on $36M, 3-year contract

Nov. 22, 2021 21:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani reached agreement Monday on a $36 million, three-year contract to remain with the San Francisco Giants. DeSclafani emerged as a key member of manager Gabe Kapler's rotation during the NL West champion Giants'...

Cash wins 2nd straight Manager of the Year; Kapler NL winner

Nov. 16, 2021 20:58 PM EST

For Kevin Cash, being mentioned in the same sentence with Bobby Cox is an honor. “That’s wrong. I shouldn’t be," Cash said. "But saying that, it’s incredibly humbling. When you think about greats in our game, Bobby Cox is right there.” Cash...

San Francisco’s Gabe Kapler has been named NL manager of the year after guiding the Giants to 107 victories

Nov. 16, 2021 18:25 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco’s Gabe Kapler has been named NL manager of the year after guiding the Giants to 107 victories.

Rays OF Arozarena, Reds 2B India earn Rookie of Year honors

Nov. 15, 2021 20:28 PM EST

It didn’t feel like Randy Arozarena was a rookie this season. Tampa Bay's speedy and powerful outfielder certainly didn’t play like one, either. Arozarena won AL Rookie of the Year honors with a superb follow-up to his 2020 postseason heroics...

Giants manager Kapler gets contract extension through 2024

Nov. 12, 2021 17:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants manager Gabe Kapler has been rewarded with a new contract after a record-setting season during which San Francisco won a franchise-best 107 games and the NL West. The extension announced Friday runs through the 2024 season. The 46-year-old...

Ohtani finalist for MVP, Shildt final 3 for Manager of Year

Nov. 09, 2021 00:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels is a finalist for American League MVP in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. The BBWAA revealed finalists for AL and NL MVPs, Cy Young Awards, Rookies of the Year and Managers...

Giants plan to exercise Posey's $22M option if he will play

Oct. 18, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants plan to exercise Buster Posey's $22 million club option for the 2022 season as long as the veteran catcher wants to keep playing after a stellar year. Posey, whose contract includes a $3 million buyout, helped lead the...

Giants' special season comes to abrupt end against Dodgers

Oct. 15, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Only the San Francisco Giants themselves envisioned a season with success quite like this. They were all but an afterthought given the defending World Series champion Dodgers and San Diego Padres had been heavy favorites to win the NL West out of...

EXPLAINER: What exactly is a check-swing?

Oct. 15, 2021 04:42 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s always been one of the most murky areas in baseball: What exactly constitutes a check-swing? Suffice to say, a lot of people were taking a swing at that one Thursday night after San Francisco's Wilmer Flores was ruled out on precisely that...