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Logan Webb picked up the loss after allowing four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 12 in six innings of Thursday's 5-0 loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Webb set a new Giants franchise record for strikeouts on Opening Day, but couldn't come out with a win against a strong Yankee lineup. The long ball was the killer for the righthander, as he gave up two homers in the hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. Despite the loss and the not-so-appealing 6.00 ERA, Webb's strikeout stuff was elite against a good lineup, a very encouraging sign going forward. The right-hander will likely face off against the White Sox on Thursday for his next start.

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San Francisco Giants outfielder Stephen Piscotty has requested his release and the club has granted it. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Piscotty performed well in 10 spring games, hitting .320 with three doubles and an .810 OPS across 25 at-bats. However, the 32-year-old has struggled mightily at the plate over the last three seasons, posting a wRC+ of 80 or worse in each of those campaigns. He's coming off his worst MLB season as he hit just .190 with five homers, a .593 OPS, and 70 wRC+ across 42 games with the A's last season.

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San Francisco Giants skipper said outfielder Mitch Haniger likely won't be ready for Opening Day due to an oblique injury. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Haniger was shut down on March 11 with an oblique injury and has registered just 10 spring at-bats as a result. Injuries have ravaged the former Mariner over the last three seasons as he has played in just 277 of a possible 546 games over the last four seasons. He posted a .246 average with 11 homers, and a .737 OPS across 57 games with Seattle in 2022.

Category: Injury Updates

San Francisco Giants infielder David Villar is listed as day-to-day with left hip tightness. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Villar was a late scratch from a March 11 contest against the Dodgers due to a hip issue and will undergo treatment moving forward. The 26-year-old appeared in 52 games for the Giants last season, hitting .231 with nine homers and a healthy .786 OPS across 181 trips to the plate. He also launched a massive 27 homers in just 84 games alongside an eye-popping 1.021 OPS in 84 appearances at the Triple-A level prior to making his MLB debut a season ago.

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Alex Cobb isn't expected to miss any starts after taking a comebacker off the knee on March 11. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Initially, it appeared Cobb would miss time after taking a comebacker off his left knee but came away with only a bruise and said he's hoping not to miss any of his remaining three spring starts. The veteran made 28 starts for the Giants last season, working to a 3.73 ERA and 17.1% K-BB% while allowing just 0.54 HR/9 across 149 2/3 innings of work. He should slide into the second spot of the Giants' rotation behind Logan Webb for the 2023 campaign.

San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater is "100 percent" confident he will be ready for Opening Day as he works his way back from right elbow neuritis. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Slater went 0-for-3 with a walk in his spring debut as the Giants' designated hitter on March 12. Giants skipper Gabe Kapler said Slater will need to complete a throwing progression before he returns to the outfield but it appears the 30-year-old is on track to begin the season. A platoon player, Slater hit seven homers with 12 steals and a .774 OPS across 325 plate appearances in the 2022 campaign.

Category: Injury Updates

San Francisco Giants two-way player Ronald Guzman has been diagnosed with a left pronator strain after exiting his March 12 outing. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Guzman was injured while throwing a pitcher that sailed over the catcher's head in a March 12 contest against the Oakland A's. Guzman is attempting to become a two-way player this season as he features a 97 mph fastball and wipeout slider and will miss the next six-to-eight weeks. Guzman has made just 23 MLB plate appearances over the last two seasons but hit 26 home runs across his first two big-league seasons spanning 210 games. His pitching career will be on hold for a couple of months as he works to get healthy.

Category: Injury Updates

San Francisco Giants outfielder Luis Gonzalez underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back Tuesday, according to manager Gabe Kapler. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old outfielder could miss half the season after undergoing the knife but is expected to play in the 2023 season. Gonzalez appeared in 98 games for the Giants in 2022, hitting .254 with four homers, 10 steals, and a .683 OPS across 350 trips to the plate. He also raked to a .289 average with six homers, four steals, and a .941 OPS across 20 games at the Triple-A level a season ago.

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Brandon Crawford will not participate in baseball activities for one week due to left knee discomfort. (Source: Maria I Guardado on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crawford has just 11 at-bats this spring but will still need some time off due to his knee. More information on the severity of the injury should come this time next week. If this injury persists into the regular season, Wilmer Flores could be in line for more playing time in place of Crawford.

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The San Francisco Giants optioned RHP Randy Rodriguez to Triple-A Sacramento. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez is one of the more intriguing pitching prospects in the Giants farm system. He appeared at all three levels in the Giants minor league system and posted a 10.50 ERA across five appearances in Triple-A where he'll open the season at.

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Sean Manaea is feeling pretty good as Spring Training kicks off. He reportedly was hitting 93-96 mph on the gun during his two innings Sunday according to Giants reporter Alex Pavlovic. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This is a favorable development for the veteran starter considering last season, he was tossing in the high 80's at this time. He'll look to regain mid-rotation relevancy after a subpar first season away from Oakland last season.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Anthony DeSclafani says he is 100% healthy and expects to rebound in the 2023 season. (Source: Evan Webeck on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a productive 2021 debut season with the Giants that saw him work to a today 3.17 ERA across 31 starts, DeSclafani made just five starts and pitched to a 6.63 ERA before an ankle injury cost him the remainder of the season. The 32-year-old has had an up-and-down career while he owns a solid 4.12 ERA across 161 career appearances, 151 of which were starts. He will compete for the fifth starter's spot in the Giants rotation with possible bullpen duties as a secondary option for the 2023 campaign.

Joc Pederson has been practicing and will play some first base this spring. (Source: Susan Slusser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants are looking for Pederson to be a left-handed option at first base behind LaMonte Wade Jr. He has played 21 games at first over his career with the Dodgers and Cubs. He will likely be the primary DH for the Giants but could also gain first-base eligibility.

The San Francisco Giants have announced they have signed catcher Roberto Perez to a minor-league deal. (Source: Alex Pavlovic on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As Pavlovic notes, Perez receives $2.5 million if he's on the big-league roster and an additional $1.5 million is available via incentives. Perez's bat has struggled significantly following a breakout 2019 season in which he homered 24 times across 119 games with Cleveland. He hit just .155 with a .530 OPS and 34.7% K% across just 76 games between the 2020 and 2021 seasons before appearing in only 21 games with the Pirates in 2022, albeit to decent results. His defense remains strong, however, as it's certainly possible he ends up as the Giants' backup catcher out of camp.

The San Francisco Giants have signed pitcher Sean Newcomb to a minor-league deal. (Source: Grant Brisbee on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Newcomb will also be invited to the Giants' big league camp. The 29-year-old struggled in 20 appearances split between the Braves and Cubs last season, posting an 8.78 ERA alongside a whopping 14.2% BB% across 27 2/3 innings pitched. A former starter with the Braves, Newcomb has pitched as a reliever in all but one of his 52 appearances over the last two seasons. He posted a 3.60 FIP and a career-best 28.7% K% as recently as 2021, so it's reasonable that he could crack the Giants' roster out of camp.

Shortstop Carlos Correa and the New York Mets have agreed to a 12-year, $315 million contract, according to a report by Jon Heyman. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a stunning turn of events, Correa now ends up in New York after a medical issue arose and his 13-year, $350 million deal with the San Francisco Giants fell through Tuesday. With Francisco Lindor firmly entrenched at shortstop for the Mets, Correa will take over the starting third base role for a club using every possible financial resource for a deep postseason run in 2023. The 28-year-old finished 2022 batting .291 with 22 home runs, 52 runs scored, and 68 runs batted in and should flourish in a lineup featuring Lindor and slugger Pete Alonso.

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Mike Yastrzemski went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI single and an RBI sacrifice fly in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Yastrzemski capped off his solid end of the season with a multi-hit and multi-RBI performance on Wednesday. In the final 15 games of the year, the outfielder went 16-for-56 (.286) with five homers, 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored. Despite the hot stretch in September and October, the 32-year-old had a largely disappointing year. In 148 games played, he hit .214 to go with 17 homers and 57 RBIs in 485 at-bats.

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LaMonte Wade Jr. went 3-for-5 with three singles, one RBI and one run scored in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Wade got in on the offensive fun in the final game of the regular season on Wednesday, recording his first multi-hit performance since Sept. 21. The outfielder wrapped up his season nicely, going 6-for-15 (.400) in the team's five games in October. On the year, the 28-year-old ends with a disappointing batting average of .207 to go with eight homers and 26 RBIs in 77 games played.

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Joey Bart went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI single in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Bart accounted for half of the team's RBIs on Monday, all of which came in the top of the ninth inning. The catcher is wrapping up a very disappointing season after coming into the year with high expectations as the starting backstop. In 95 games played, the 25-year-old is hitting .216 with 11 homers and 25 RBIs. He will likely get another shot at the everyday catcher role in 2023 with the Giants.

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Sean Hjelle did not factor into the decision after allowing four hits and one walk while striking out eight in five scoreless innings of Monday's 7-4 loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: After San Francisco once again used an opener on Monday, and Hjelle took over in the second inning and dominated during his outing. The 25-year-old has looked good in this role as the season has come to an end, as this is his third straight outing allowing two earned runs or less. The righthander will cap off his 2022 season with a 1-2 record in 25 innings pitched, turning in a 5.76 ERA and a WHIP of 1.64.

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