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Farhan Zaidi expects Giants roster move 'in the next three or four days'

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Farhan Zaidi expects Giants roster move 'in the next three or four days'

When you think of a big name in baseball, you're probably not imagining Mike Gerber.

What about Breyvic Valera? Travis Bergen? Add in Drew Ferguson and Pat Venditte ... and those are all the players Farhan Zaidi has added since becoming the Giants’ president of baseball operations in November.

Even in a slow market, Zaidi understands the frustrations of some Giants fans. Don't worry, though. It sounds like a move is coming soon.

"I would expect in the next three or four days here, we're getting close on some things, so we're hopeful to have an announcement on a signing or trade here in the next couple of days," Zaidi said Friday morning on KNBR.

That move won't be to add second baseman DJ LeMahieu. The Giants reportedly were interested in the former Rockies All-Star, but he agreed to a two-year deal with the Yankees on Friday.

It could, however, involve the Giants trading a reliever. The Giants avoided arbitration with closer Will Smith on Friday, but there's certainly a chance he'll be on a different team on Opening Day. San Francisco reportedly has been in contact with the Angels on a possible Smith trade, as well as fellow left-handed reliever Tony Watson.

The Giants soon could make headlines as Zaidi suggests, but it's also clear he's in no rush.

"It has been slower, and again, we're gonna do things at our own pace and make sure we're vetting everything out and making the moves that are going to be best for us, not only in 2019, but in the long run," Zaidi said.

Coming over from the Dodgers, Zaidi has taken over a roster that has lost 187 games the last two seasons. He knows this won't be an overnight fix.

Now he needs to convince Giants fans to be just as patient as he is.

Watch Giants end skid on perfect relay throw home to beat Pirates

Watch Giants end skid on perfect relay throw home to beat Pirates

What looked like a possible nightmare turned into triumph for the Giants on Sunday. 

With two outs and the Giants leading the Pirates 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, former San Francisco top draft prospect Bryan Reynolds stepped to the plate for Pittsburgh and looked to stay hot against his former franchise.

Reynolds rocketed a line drive down the right-field line off closer Will Smith. The rest was perfection for the Giants and pure ugliness for the Pirates.

Steven Duggar hit second baseman Joe Panik with a perfect relay throw as the Pirates' Jung Ho Kang raced around the bases. It's safe to say Kang should have stayed at third. Instead, he was out by a mile while trying to tie up the score, as Panik's throw to catch Buster Posey easily beat him to the plate.

[RELATED: Watch Posey end homer drought with three-run dinger]

The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Giants, who are 2-4 on their current road trip. They head to Toronto for two more games away from San Francisco.

Watch Buster Posey end homer drought with three-run dinger vs. Pirates

Watch Buster Posey end homer drought with three-run dinger vs. Pirates

Welcome back to the Home Run Club, Buster Posey.

Posey hit his first home run of the 2019 season Sunday in Pittsburgh. The deep fly to dead-center field was a three-run shot that gave the Giants a 3-2 lead over the Pirates in the fifth inning.

According to Statcast, the three-run homer came 107.1 mph off Posey's bat with a 24-degree launch angle, and traveled 409 feet. 

Not only was it the Giants catcher's first homer of 2019, it was his first in 237 at-bats. He last went deep on June 19, 2018, with a solo shot off Dan Straily in a 6-3 win over the Marlins. 

Clearly, Posey was relieved.

With the drought over, Posey has completed a piece of history. The Pirates were the last team he hadn't homered off since entering the league in 2009.

Posey is just the seventh Giant -- including pitcher Madison Bumgarner -- to homer this season.