Ex-World Series Giants not hitting


Ex-World Series Giants not hitting

The 2010 Giants were known as misfits and castoffs. Those who have departed from that historic roster are not claiming the identity of sluggers in 2012.

The position players who were on the Giants' 40-man roster in the World Series and now are not Giants arent hitting or driving in runs for their current teams. While the Giants have scored 29 runs this year, these ex-Giants have driven in a total of ... one.

Heres the list of 2010 Giants with ABs in the 2012 MLB season for other teams: (as of 411):
- Juan Uribe (Dodgers): 4-for-18, 0 RBI, 0 extra base hits
- Mark DeRosa (Nationals): 1-for-13, 1 RBI
- Cody Ross (Red Sox): 4-for-19, 0 RBI
- Travis Ishikawa (Brewers): 0-for-4, 0 RBI
- Andres Torres (Mets): 1-for-2, 0 RBI (on the DL)
Total: 10-for-56 (.179) with 1 RBI

Lee Siegel is the assistant news director with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

Carroll: 49ers' QB decision isn't factor in Seahawks' preparation


Carroll: 49ers' QB decision isn't factor in Seahawks' preparation

SANTA CLARA – Quarterback C.J. Beathard is expected to make his fifth consecutive start for the 49ers on Sunday, but Seattle coach Pete Carroll said his team will be prepared to face Jimmy Garoppolo, too.

“It really isn’t a factor,” Carroll said in a conference call with Bay Area reporters on Wednesday. “We’re just preparing for the 49ers. They got a style of offense. They got really good players who do what they do. And whoever’s triggering it from the quarterback spot, we’re going to go play football.

“We’ve seen Jimmy play. We’ve seen how he’s mobile and the kind of athlete and competitor he is. But other than that, we just go play football. We can’t do anything about that.”

Beathard remained on the sideline when the clubs met Sept. 17 in Seattle. The Seahawks have defeated the 49ers seven consecutive times, including a 12-9 victory in Week 2 this season. Quarterback Brian Hoyer started the 49ers’ first six games of the season and rushed for just 7 yards during that time. Beathard has 115 yards rushing on 20 attempts in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

“He’s been mobile. He’s got a rushing average, you know,” Carroll said of Beathard. “He’s averaging 5-yards a carry and stuff. They’re incorporating him in the run game some that we have to be concerned about. That’s different than other quarterbacks at times. I’d think Jimmy can do the same stuff.

“He (Beathard) is getting more settled. You can see the offense growing. You can see Kyle able to expand and do more stuff. He’s an incredible offensive coordinator and play-caller that we’ve respected for a long time. I think they’re just grown and they’re getting more proficient at what they’re doing."

A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles


A's trade outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Orioles

OAKLAND – The Oakland A’s traded outfielder Jaycob Brugman to the Baltimore Orioles for a player to be named later or cash, the club announced Wednesday. Brugman was designated for assignment on Monday.

Brugman made his major league debut with the A’s last year and batted .266 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 48 games. He also hit .275 with a home run and nine RBI with Nashville and then batted .182 in nine games with Mesa in the Arizona Fall League.  

Brugman was originally selected by Oakland in the 17th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

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