• by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Giants recall Hunter Strickland, DFA Casey McGehee

    The Giants announced on Sunday that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Hunter Strickland from Triple-A. In a corresponding move, the Giants designated infielder Casey McGehee for assignment. Strickland, a prospect at closer, has posted a 1.66 ERA in 15 appearances with Triple-A Sacramento this season. He has five saves in 21 2/3 innings pitched. McGehee is slashing just .200/.254/.282 this season.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Hunter Strickland will join Giants as 26th man on Saturday

    Pitcher Hunter Strickland will join the Giants for Saturday's doubleheader. Strickland will be called up for the day, taking advantage of MLB's "26th man rule" for the doubleheader. Strickland announced the news on Twitter. Strickland is 1-1 with five saves and a 1.66 ERA at Triple-A Sacramento this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Andrew Susac among Giants' spring cuts Sunday

    The Giants optioned catcher Andrew Susac, first baseman Adam Duvall, pitcher Hunter Strickland and outfielders Gary Brown and Juan Perez to Triple-A Sacramento Sunday. Susac was the favorite to open the season as the team's No. 2 catcher behind Buster Posey, but Hector Sanchez won the competition, leaving Susac to open the season as the team's starter in Triple-A. The Giants also reassigned catcher Guillermo Quiroz, second baseman Brandon Hicks and pitchers Brett Bochy, Steven Okert and Juan Gutierrez to minor-league camp.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Bochy: Hunter Strickland 'needs to get a little smarter'

    Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland is ready to learn from his mistakes from the tail end of his 2014 season. Starting strong once he was called up from Double-A Richmond, Strickland gave up six home runs in the postseason. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the remedy to put Strickland back on track is simple. "He needs to get a little smarter," Bochy said, per MLB.com. Strickland will be competing for a spot in the bullpen during spring training. His fastball is a strength, though it's a matter of his command improving on the mound. "The failures are what make guys better, I feel like," Strickland said. "I feel like they made me better. Just being in tune with yourself and knowing who you are and what you've got to do. In this game, you're not going to make it too far if you don't have confidence. If you don't believe in yourself, who else is going to believe in you?"

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Giants have acquired McGehee in deal with Marlins

    The Giants and Marlins have agreed to a deal that has sent deposed starting third baseman Casey McGehee to San Francisco, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Giants pitchers Matt Duffy and Hunter Strickland are reportedly among the possibilities to be sent to Miami.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Hunter Strickland serves up home run, picks up Game 4 win

    Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland picked up a win in his team's Game 4 clincher over the Nationals despite surrendering a game-tying home run, as the Giants went on to claim a 3-2 victory Tuesday and a 3-1 series victory in the NLDS. Strickland (1-0) surrendered a one-out solo shot to Bryce Harper to erase a 2-1 lead then immediately gave up a single to put the go-ahead run on base. He was able to strike out the next batter and pick up a third out on a flyball to left. Strickland pitched three innings in the NLDS and surrendered three solo home runs, but he also picked up a save in the 18-inning Game 2 marathon. The Giants advance to the National League Championship Series to face the Cardinals.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Hunter Strickland serves up two home runs in Game 1

    Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland surrendered two solo home runs Friday, but the Giants were able to hang on for a 3-2 win over the Nationals in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Strickland stranded the bases loaded with a strikeout to end the bottom of the sixth, but he wasn't as effective in the seventh, surrendering a monster leadoff home run to Bryce Harper and another blast to Asdrubal Cabrera after striking out a batter in the inning. He was able to retire the next batter on a flyball before being removed, and the rest of the bullpen held the Nationals scoreless to take Game 1 on the road. The two teams will meet again Saturday in Washington.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Giants reveal Sept. 1 callups

    The Giants have announced their list of Sept. 1 callups on Sunday. The team will recall Juan Perez and Michael Kickham from Triple-A. Hunter Strickland will be recalled from Double-A, while Guillermo Quiroz and Chris Dominguez will have their contracts purchased from Triple-A.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Hunter Strickland pitching in extended spring

    Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland, working his way back from Tommy John surgery, has been pitching in extended spring training games in recent days, according to Bay Area News Group. Strickland has not pitched since last May, when he posted an 0.86 ERA in 21 innings at Class A San Jose. There is no timetable known for his return to action.

  • 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.