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Posey, Crawford leading in first round of All-Star voting

Posey, Crawford leading in first round of All-Star voting

SAN FRANCISCO -- Fans across the country have noticed Brandon Crawford's ridiculous hot streak. 

Crawford, hitting .439 since May 1, was well ahead of the field when the first round of All-Star voting results were released Monday morning. With 466,021 votes, he's more than doubling the total of Dansby Swanson. Addison Russell and Trea Turner are also far behind of Crawford, who is batting .338 and seeking to make his second All-Star team. 

The Giants have one other player in position to start, but that's a closer race. Buster Posey (281,331) is edging Willson Contreras (259,427) of the Cubs through one round of voting. Kurt Suzuki of the Braves is also within 60,000 votes of Posey. 

Braves fans have clearly responded to their team's surprising start. Freddie Freeman leads all players with 633,342 votes, with Brandon Belt a distant third at first base. Ozzie Albies is the leading vote getter at second base; Joe Panik is fifth. Nolan Arenado would round out the infield if the game were played today. 

Bryce Harper, who will host the game at Nationals Park, Nick Markakis, and Matt Kemp lead the field of outfielders. The Giants do not have an outfielder in the top 15. 

The next round of results will be released Monday, June 18th. 

MLB rumors: Giants trade for Michael Reed from Twins for John Andreoli

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MLB rumors: Giants trade for Michael Reed from Twins for John Andreoli

The Giants aren't done making moves.

The team traded outfielder John Andreoli to the Twins for outfielder Michael Reed as NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reported on Saturday.

Reed played in just seven games last year with the Braves, hitting .286/.286/.286 -- the man, if anything, is consistent. 

But across 53 games in Triple-A, he boasted a .363 batting average with seven home runs and 25 RBI. 

Obviously, his big league numbers are at a very small sample size, but those numbers in the International League seem promising. 

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The Giants released both Cameron Maybin and Matt Joyce over the last 24 hours. The team acquired Michael Yastrzemski on Saturday to help bolster the outfield and provide more bodies for an empty situation -- that appears to be the trend with bringing Reed to the team. 

MLB rumors: Giants acquire Michael Yastrzemski to bolster bare outfield

MLB rumors: Giants acquire Michael Yastrzemski to bolster bare outfield

The Giants have released two outfielders this week which left many of us wondering ... what's next?

Well, a familiar name is being acquired by the Giants -- Yastrzemski.

The grandson of Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, Michael, has been acquired by the team according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic:

The 28-year-old left-handed outfielder has spent six seasons in the minors, with last season playing for the Baltimore Orioles' Double-A and Triple-A affiliates. He finished his 2018 campaign across those two teams boasting a .250/.339/.414 line with 10 home runs. 

[RELATED: Giants recent cuts could still impact team down the road]

Yastrzemski should provide some much needed, starving outfield depth for the Giants. And, like Pavlovic says -- maybe more moves are happening in the near future.