Tag:Jeremy Affeldt
Posted on: October 15, 2010 5:44 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:10 am

Giants: Rowand in, Zito out

Giants manager Bruce Bochy just told reporters in Philadelphia that outfielder Aaron Rowand will remain on the roster for the NLCS.

That almost certainly means Barry Zito is still out. He was hoping to make the roster as a reliever, but the Giants already have left-handers Javier Lopez and Jeremy Affeldt.

It's fairly amazing that Giants have made it this far considering they're paying Zito and Rowand a combined $30.5 million this season -- nearly a third of their payroll -- and both have struggled to the point that they are non-factors in the postseason. San Francisco is still on the hook for at least $88.5 million more for the duo.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 20, 2010 4:48 pm
Edited on: June 21, 2010 5:46 pm

Emotional day for McDonald

Veteran infielder John McDonald returned to the Blue Jays on Saturday after two weeks away from the team on bereavement leave. McDonald's father, Jack, died of cancer last week.

On Sunday, Father's Day, Cito Gaston inserted McDonald, who has just 45 at-bats this season, into the game against San Francisco in the ninth inning. McDonald, who had 13 career home runs in 12 major league seasons, came to bat and hit a two-run homer off Jeremy Affeldt. It wasn't enough for the Jays, who lost 9-6, but what a moment.

After the game, McDonald was scheduled to help out with the Jays' Father's Day contest. A team promotion gave 25 fans the chance to bring their fathers to the game and join McDonald for a barbecue.

-- David Andriesen

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Posted on: June 16, 2010 6:43 pm

Lincecum hit by liner, leaves game

Giants starter Tim Lincecum left Wednesday's game after he was hit by Miguel Tejada line drive to end the sixth inning.

Tejada's liner bounced off the back of Lincecum's right shoulder, bounced to a diving second baseman Freddy Sanchez, who threw Tejada out to end the inning. Lincecum rolled on the ground before walking off under his own power, accompanied by a Giants trainer. Jeremy Affeldt replaced him in the seventh inning.

Lincecum had thrown 111 pitches, so it may have been his last inning anyway. Lincecum went six innings, allowed eight hits, two runs, walked four and struck out 10.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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