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FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Tampa Bay Rays' Daniel Robertson throws out New York Yankees' Thairo Estrada at first base during the second inning of a spring training baseball game in Tampa, Fla. Robertson has agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that allows him to earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses.v(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Robertson agrees to $900,000, one-year deal with Brewers

Jan. 21, 2021 3:11 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Utilityman Daniel Robertson has agreed to a $900,000, one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers that allows him to earn an additional $400,000 in performance bonuses. Robertson batted .333 with no homers and two RBIs in 17 games with the San Francisco Giants last season while making...

FILE - In this July 1979 file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Pete Rose turns as he crosses the plate to watch San Francisco Giants catcher Mike Sadek chase down the ball that went by him in the first inning of a baseball game in Philadelphia. Rose had scored from second base on a teammate's single. Sadek, a popular backup catcher who played all eight of his major league seasons with the Giants, has died. He was 74. The team announced Sadek died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in San Andreas, Calif., following a short illness. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

Mike Sadek, former Giants catcher, dies at 74 after illness

Jan. 21, 2021 1:26 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Sadek, a popular backup catcher who played all eight of his major league seasons with the San Francisco Giants, has died. He was 74. The team announced Sadek died Wednesday in San Andreas, California, following a short illness. Sadek was a .226 career hitter with five home runs...

Colorado Rockies' Garrett Hampson, right, is tagged out by San Francisco Giants second baseman Donovan Solano trying to stretch his single during the seventh inning of a baseball game in San Francisco, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Right-hander Reyes Moronta reaches one-year deal with Giants

Jan. 15, 2021 10:09 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Reyes Moronta agreed to a $695,000, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Friday to avoid salary arbitration. The 28-year-old reliever didn’t pitch during the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season as he worked back from shoulder surgery. There had been hope...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the baseball National League Championship Series in Arlington, Texas. Wood agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Lefty Wood joins Giants on $3 million, one-year contract

Jan. 14, 2021 9:31 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Left-hander Alex Wood agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. Wood, who turned 30 on Tuesday, can make an additional $3 million in performance bonuses for games in which he gets 10 or more outs: $125,000 each for 12 and 14, $250,000 apiece...

Longtime baseball man, former player Joe Amalfitano retires

Jan. 10, 2021 8:54 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Longtime baseball adviser, major league coach and former player Joe Amalfitano is calling it a career following 67 years in professional baseball. The San Francisco Giants announced Sunday that Amalfitano is retiring just shy of his 87th birthday Jan. 23 after 30 years and six...

Phillies add bullpen depth with trade for Giants RHP Coonrod

Jan. 9, 2021 4:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-hander Sam Coonrod from the San Francisco Giants on Saturday in exchange for right-hander Carson Ragsdale. The 28-year-old Coonrod went 0-2 with three saves and a 9.82 ERA in 18 appearances for the Giants last season. He is 5-3 with three saves...

Hall of Fame and former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda passed away at the age of 93. Former Los Angeles Dodgers manger Tommy Lasorda argues with home plate umpire Larry King during the Old-Timers game prior to a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Column: Baseball a better game because Lasorda was in it

Jan. 8, 2021 5:02 PM EST

Tommy Lasorda loved the game of baseball more than anything. If it was somehow possible, he loved the Dodgers even more. Lasorda lived his life wrapped in Dodger Blue, and when he took his last breath Thursday night at the age of 93 my guess is he was still certain of one thing “If you don’t love...

FILE - In this Monday, July 27, 2020, file photo, Cincinnati Reds catcher Curt Casali (12) stands on the field during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Cincinnati. Casali agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, a month after he was cut by the Reds. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

Casali agrees to $1.5 million, 1-year deal with Giants

Jan. 4, 2021 7:08 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Catcher Curt Casali agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, a month after he was cut by the Cincinnati Reds. The 32-year-old Casali hit .224 with six homers and eight RBIs in 31 games and 93 plate appearances last year, when he earned...

Giants sign RHP John Brebbia to 1-year contract

Dec. 21, 2020 6:39 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants signed John Brebbia to an $800,000, one-year deal Monday, taking a chance on the right-handed reliever coming off Tommy John surgery. The 30-year-old Brebbia spent his first three seasons with St. Louis, but he was non-tendered by the Cardinals on Dec. 2. He is...

Anthony DeSclafani to defer half of salary with Giants

Dec. 19, 2020 8:10 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Right-hander Anthony DeSclafani agreed to defer half his $6 million salary with the San Francisco Giants. DeSclafani will receive four payments of $750,000 each in 2022 on Jan. 15, Jan. 31, Feb. 15 and March 1, according to terms of the deal announced Wednesday and obtained by The...