• by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Nationals release Japan-bound Mitch Lively

    The Nationals granted RHP Mitch Lively his release from Triple-A Syracuse. Lively will sign with the Hanshin Tigers in Japan, per Baseball Essential. Lively was 0-2, 2.31 with Syracuse this year.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Nationals option Taylor Hill to Triple-A, re-assign three

    The Nationals have optioned pitcher Taylor Hill to Triple-A Syracuse, the Washington Post reports. Hill made three appearances this spring, allowing two earned runs on five hits in four innings while striking out five, walking none and hitting two batters. The team has also re-assigned pitchers Eric Fornataro, Mitch Lively and Scott McGregor to minor-league camp.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Giants cut 11 from big-league camp Wednesday

    The Giants made 11 cuts Wednesday, including optioning outfielder Gary Brown, infielder Adam Duvall and pitchers Jose De Paula and Michael Kickham to Triple-A Fresno. The team also optioned pitchers Kendry Flores and Hunter Strickland to high Class A San Jose. Catcher Andrew Susac, infielder Chris Dominguez and pitchers Jason Berken, Mitch Lively and Mason Tobin were re-assigned to minor-league camp.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Giants send six players to the minors

    The Giants announced Wednesday they reassigned reliever Jason Berken and reliever Mitch Lively to minor-league camp. They also optioned starting pitcher Jose De Paula and starting pitcher Michael Kickham to Triple-A Fresno, while starting pitcher Kendry Flores and reliever Hunter Strickland to Class A San Jose.

  • by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com

    Giants ship 20 players to minors

    The San Francisco Giants completed another round of roster cuts Friday, optioning pitchers Dan Otero, Jake Dunning, Chris Heston and Sandy Rosario, shortstops Ehire Adrianza and Nick Noonan and outfielders Roger Kieschnick and Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno. Pitcher Edwin Escobar was sent to Class A San Jose. The team also reassigned Brett Bochy, Boof Bonser, Steve Edlefsen, Heath Hembree, Michael Kickham, Mitch Lively, Shane Loux, Ricky Oropesa, Adam Duvall, Brock Bond and Gary Brown to its minor-league camp.