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2/12/2016 | Cain confident injuries are behind him

A year ago, Matt Cain was beaming with optimism as he enjoyed the last moments of the offseason, wrapping up the top amateur performance at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament. After a rough 2014 season that ended with elbow surgery, he was feeling good and raring to go to Arizona to get his career back on track, a wayward ace fully focused on the task ahead.


2/12/2016 | Healthy Pence hungry for Spring Training

Right fielder Hunter Pence described the Giants' collective attitude as containing "an undertone of extreme eagerness. There's a lot of excitement to get the ball rolling."


2/12/2016 | Panik optimistic about health for 2016 season

Giants second baseman Joe Panik insisted Friday that not only will he enter Spring Training fully recovered from lower back inflammation, but he'll also remain healthy through the season.


2/11/2016 | Span, Cueto, Shark highlight Giants' new faces

Acquiring one impact player is a sufficient cause for celebration for most teams. Imagine adding three potential difference-makers to the roster, and you'll know why the Giants sense more than their usual optimism as Spring Training approaches.


2/10/2016 | Belt agrees to one-year deal with Giants

The Giants and Brandon Belt have agreed to a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, the first baseman told MLB.com on Wednesday.


2/10/2016 | 5 bats could shape how NL West is won

The Dodgers and Giants have ruled the National League West in recent seasons with dominant pitching, but the division also houses some serious offense. The Rockies and D-backs scored the most runs in the league in 2015, with the Giants coming in fifth. Let's zero in on five pivotal NL West bats heading into Spring Training.


2/9/2016 | Giants' rebound wish list for '16 is long

Here's a look at several Giants who are "on the rebound" -- intent on recovering from a subpar season or inconvenient injuries. San Francisco's list is long, considering that manager Bruce Bochy's projected everyday lineup for 2015 played exactly one game together. Here are the Giants who hope that Spring Training will propel them onward and upward.


2/8/2016 | Perry to get statue at Giants' ballpark

The Giants will put the finishing touches on honoring their San Francisco-era Hall of Fame quintet by unveiling a statue in right-hander Gaylord Perry's honor before the Aug. 13 game against Baltimore, the organization announced Monday.


2/8/2016 | 5 potential impact arms in wild NL West

Remodeled pitching staffs make the National League West one of the most unpredictable and fascinating of the six divisions as Spring Training approaches. Any number of arms could prove pivotal in a lively race. Here are five to watch.


2/6/2016 | Scout reminisces about signing Elway, Lynch

As one of the higher-profile scouts in baseball, Gary Hughes became known over the years for his willingness to take a chance on multi-sport stars.


2/5/2016 | Giants' annual FanFest set for Feb. 13

Virtually every square inch of AT&T Park will be thrown open to the public next Saturday, Feb. 13, when the Giants conduct their annual FanFest.


2/4/2016 | Inbox: Any surprises to open season with Giants?

What are the chances of someone like Ricky Romero or Kyle Blanks making the Opening Day roster? Beat reporter Chris Haft answers this and more in the Inbox.


2/3/2016 | Healthy Susac leads crowded backup catcher's field

On paper, a scramble for the Giants' backup catcher's job appears imminent. In reality, Andrew Susac should reclaim the role with minimal fuss.


2/1/2016 | Kontos, Giants reach agreement on deal

The Giants and right-hander George Kontos avoided salary arbitration by reaching a compromise Monday on a one-year, $1.15 million contract.


2/1/2016 | High-risk trades pay off for Sabean's Giants

Brian Sabean observed that the Groundhog Day aspect to trades, the issue that emerges and commands notice with every deal, is the risk-versus-reward factor. One particular trade exposed Sabean to considerable criticism from fans and media: The November 1996 swap that sent third baseman Matt Williams and utility man Trent Hubbard to the Indians