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2/26/2015 | Bumgarner faces Pence, Sanchez in first BP

Looking as powerful as ever, Madison Bumgarner, the Giants' 2014 postseason hero, threw his first round of live batting practice this spring on Thursday.

2/26/2015 | Casilla OK after batting-practice mishap

Santiago Casilla and the Giants survived a scare Thursday morning when the reliever escaped with a bruise after a batted ball struck him on his left shin.

2/26/2015 | Teenager Arroyo learning at Giants camp

Christian Arroyo is the youngest player at the Giants' Spring Training camp. Though the 19-year-old almost surely will relocate to Minor League camp by mid-March and likely will begin the season with Class A Augusta, the Giants think that embedding him with many of the principals of their World Series-winning squad will help mold him in their image.

2/26/2015 | Posey unseats Wright as 2015 'Face of MLB'

Giants catcher Buster Posey emerged victorious in MLB Network's "Face of MLB" competition, which was determined by a widespread fan vote. The Network announced Thursday that Posey beat out Mets third baseman David Wright, baseball's reigning "face," in the finals.

2/25/2015 | Hudson feels on track after first mound session

Tim Hudson took what he considered to be a significant step toward retaining a spot in the Giants' starting rotation with a 25-pitch throwing session off a bullpen mound Wednesday.

2/25/2015 | Giants get briefed on pace, domestic violence

The impending attempt to improve the pace of play was among the top issues that Major League Baseball Players Association officials discussed with the Giants on Wednesday.

2/24/2015 | Hudson ready to test ankle on mound

Healing at an encouraging pace, Giants right-hander Tim Hudson said Tuesday he will try to throw off a bullpen mound Wednesday for the first time since undergoing ankle surgery last month.

2/24/2015 | Aoki reassesses plan to wrestle MadBum

Outfielder Nori Aoki said Tuesday that his first official workout with the Giants was "a lot of fun," though he had second thoughts about wrestling Madison Bumgarner.

2/24/2015 | Bochy says Pence admits rest would help

Giants right fielder Hunter Pence probably won't play all 162 games this season. Manager Bruce Bochy revealed Tuesday that he and Pence discussed the wisdom of an occasional rest.

2/24/2015 | With new and returning faces, Giants looking ahead

The Giants head into their eighth season under manager Bruce Bochy, trying to win it all again with a new combination at the hot corner. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval and third-base coach Tim Flannery are gone, replaced by Casey McGehee and Roberto Kelly, respectively.

2/24/2015 | Pain-free Pagan eyeing full healthy season

Giants center fielder and leadoff hitter Angel Pagan launched his bid to overcome health problems and play a complete season as he participated fully in the Giants' opening full-squad workout Tuesday.

2/23/2015 | Giants' bullpen still best in NL West

Considering all the roster moves the Padres and Dodgers made during the offseason, the defending World Series-winning Giants still have the best bullpen in the tough National League West and perhaps the best manager in Major League Baseball to utilize it.

2/23/2015 | Cain continues slow, steady progress in camp

For now, the Giants are continuing to give Matt Cain two days' rest between throwing sessions, contrasting with the every-other-day regimen pitchers typically follow.

2/23/2015 | Frame job: Posey an artist at coaxing strikes

Buster Posey possesses a skill that's undetectable to most observers. To the Giants, it's as obvious as a scoreboard. It's Posey's ability to frame pitches, a talent that requires a catcher to employ deft hands, remain limber physically and exercise sound judgment.

2/22/2015 | Bochy puts focus on another championship run

Three days after having two stents placed in a heart artery that was 90 percent blocked, Bruce Bochy, the Giants field boss, is back, ready and eager to add another ring or two.

2/22/2015 | Kline relishing life as Minor League pitching coach

Steve Kline, who was promoted from Class A Augusta to Double-A Richmond as pitching coach, is in his first Major League Giants camp in a coach's role. He's helping guide the pitchers, many of whom performed for him during his six years at Augusta or are about to join him at Richmond.

2/22/2015 | Four-midable: Giants relievers unparalleled

The Giants owe much of their success to the relievers known as the "Core Four" -- Jeremy Affeldt, Santiago Casilla, Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo. In an era when economics or fluctuations in performance force many teams to replenish or revise their bullpen personnel almost annually, the Giants' stability and excellence are truly singular.

2/22/2015 | Feeling good, Bochy returns to oversee Giants

Giants manager Bruce Bochy rejoined the team Sunday after being treated for a heart problem, declaring that he has "another 200,000 miles on me."

2/21/2015 | Belt pulling for 'American Sniper' at Oscars

Brandon Belt, the Giants first baseman and resident film aficionado, raved about "American Sniper," but he doubts that enough Oscar voters will agree with him. So he predicted that "Selma" will capture best picture honors.

2/21/2015 | Peavy enjoying a triumphant second act

While it was a busy winter for the Giants' Jake Peavy, the pitcher with the pedal-to-the-metal personality, he did find time to add a cable car to the duck boat he shipped from Boston to Alabama after the Red Sox's 2013 World Series parade.

2/21/2015 | Romo unconcerned about sore shoulder

Giants reliever Sergio Romo believes the mild discomfort in his throwing shoulder soon will be just a memory. "I think I'll be throwing off a mound by sometime next week," Romo said Saturday.

2/20/2015 | Lincecum gets positive reviews after throwing

It was merely his first bullpen session of Spring Training, but Tim Lincecum passed the eyeball test Friday.

2/20/2015 | Cain looks smooth, feels good in first bullpen session

Friday was right-hander Matt Cain's turn to generate the optimism that typifies Spring Training as he threw impressively off a bullpen mound. "This is probably the best my arm strength has felt, shoulder-wise and everything," Cain said. "Everything just feels really good."

2/20/2015 | Bochy plans to rejoin Giants on Sunday

Giants manager Bruce Bochy was released Friday from the hospital where he underwent a procedure to relieve heart trouble and said in a text message that he'll rejoin the club Sunday.

2/18/2015 | Lighter Sanchez ready to win back catcher's spot

Last season was frustrating for Giants catcher Hector Sanchez, who endured a pair of concussions. Sanchez reported to camp Wednesday bursting with enthusiasm but not at the waist, having lost an undisclosed, but significant, amount of weight.

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