Tag:Mike Fontenot
Posted on: April 3, 2011 6:02 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:53 am

Giants' Wilson ready to return from DL

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Giants closer Brian Wilson said he'll be ready to come off the disabled list when he is eligible to do so Wednesday in San Diego.

Brian Wilson

Wilson threw a simulated game against Pat Burrell, Nate Schierholtz, Mike Fontenot and Eli Whiteside at Dodger Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Wilson threw about 25-30 pitches, according to Andrew Baggerly of the San Jose Mercury News (via Twitter.)

Wilson said afterward he threw all his pitchs and he's ready to return from the oblique injury that put him on the DL to start the season.

When asked if his next outing would be in a big-league game, Wilson said it would be.

"It could be. It will be," Wilson told Baggerly. "I've been ready for two weeks."

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Posted on: October 10, 2010 10:56 am
Edited on: October 19, 2010 11:09 am

Panda may inhabit bench

Pablo Sandoval Giants manager Bruce Bochy may bench Pablo Sandoval for today's Game 3 at Turner Field today, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes .

Sandoval has just an infield single in his six at-bats int he season, struck out twice and grounded into a double play. He was also unable to throw Melky Cabrera out in the eighth inning helping spark the Braves' rally and ultimate victory in Friday's extra-inning loss.

Bochy was asked at Saturday's workout if Mike Fontenot may play third on Sunday.

"Yeah, we'e talked about putting Fontenot in there," Bochy said. "Of course, we'll have to look at Freddy [Sanchez] and see how he swings the bat, but yeah, that was discussed and could happen."

Sanchez will play second if his right middle finger is good enough to play after being  hit by a Kyle Farnsworth fastball in Game 2. He said Saturday he could play, but skipped batting practice.

--C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: August 11, 2010 7:46 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2010 8:35 pm

Giants add Fontenot

The Giants have traded for Cubs infielder Mike Fontenot for minor-leaguer Evan Crawford.

San Francisco put shortstop Edgar Renteria on the disabled list right before the team announced the trade. Renteria has a right biceps strain and hopes to be back for the pennant race, he told the San Francisco Chornicle 's John Shea .

Fontenot has played second base, third base and shortstop for the Cubs this season. He's hitting .284/.332/.402 with a home run and 20 RBI. Renteria was hitting .278/.342/.364 with two home runs and 21 RBI.

The Cubs are in San Francisco to play the Giants, so Fontenot -- who had a two-run, pinch-hit double in Tuesday night's Cub victory -- will be able to join his new team rather quickly.

UPDATE: The Cubs will call up infielder Darwin Barney on Thursday. The Cubs head to St. Louis after tonight's game in San Francisco.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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