May 10, 2011
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SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants took two steps closer to being the team they hoped to be coming out of spring training Tuesday when they activated outfielder Andres Torres and utilityman Mark DeRosa from the 15-day disabled list.Manager Bruce Bochy didn't waste any time in unwrapping his re-gifted toys, either, putting both veterans into his starting lineup for the opener of a three-game series against the visiting Diamondbacks at AT&T Park.The Giants have sent down Emmannuel Burriss and Ryan Rohlinger to make room on the 25-man roster.
DeRosa, who had been out with inflammation in his twice-surgically repaired left wrist, will start at third base and bat eighth. Torres, said to be fully recovered from a strained left Achilles tendon, is starting in center field and batting in the leadoff spot.Also Tuesday, third baseman Pablo Sandoval, recovering from recent surgery to remove a fractured portion of the hamate bone in his right hand, announced via his Twitter account that hes been cleared to start taking ground balls.Im happy! Sandoval tweeted.
OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s named Matt Williams as third base coach on Bob Melvin’s coaching staff for the 2018 season, the club announced today.
Williams spent five seasons on the Arizona Diamondbacks coaching staff as first base coach (2010) and third base coach (2011-13, 16) and also managed the Washington Nationals for two seasons. He was named National League Manager of the Year by the BBWAA in his first season as manager in 2014, guiding the Nationals to a 96-66 record and an NL East title. He went 83-79 in 2015 for a 179-145 (.552) record in two seasons as manager.
Williams played 17 seasons in the majors with San Francisco (1987-96), Cleveland (1997) and Arizona (1998-2003). He was a .268 career hitter with 378 home runs and 1218 RBI in 1866 games. Williams was a five-time All-Star and won four Gold Gloves as a third baseman.
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The hot stove is heating up.
Giancarlo Stanton is the biggest name swirling in trade rumors and the Giants are reportedly pushing forward in their attempt to acquire the slugger. San Francisco's front office has proposed a trade to Miami for Stanton, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Details of what the Giants offered have not been reported yet.
Stanton, who recently turned 28, is guaranteed $295 million over the next 10 seasons. His contract includes a full no-trade clause and an opt-out after 2020.
On Thursday, Stanton was named the National League MVP after hitting .281 with a league-leading 59 home runs and 132 RBI. The last MVP to be traded in the offseason after winning the award was Alex Rodriguez from the Rangers to the Yankees before the 2004 season.