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~ SPRING TRAINING ~


Check out the information on the Giants 1999 Spring Training and the tenative 1999 Spring Training Schedule. See you in Arizona!

~ JANUARY 1999 ~

~ 12/20/98 ~
The Giants reached agreement with C Scott Servais to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training

~ 12/8/98 ~
Giants acquired right-handed pitcher Steve Connelly on a waiver claim from the Boston Red Sox

~ 12/4/98 ~
Reliever John Johnstone agrees to a one-year contract and Pitcher Trevor Wilson signs a one-year contract.

~ DECEMBER 1998 ~

~ 12/17/98 ~
Free agent OF F.P.Santangelo signs a one-year contract

~ 12/17/98 ~
SS Rich Aurilia is signed to a 2-year contract.

~ 12/9/98 ~
Giants acquire right-hander Felix Rodriguez from D-backs for 2 players to be named later.

~ 12/3/98 ~
Giants sign right- hander Greg Hansell

~ NOVEMBER 1998 ~

~ 11/24/98 ~
San Francisco Giants outfielder Marvin Benard was re-signed to a two-year contract.

~ 11/12/98 ~
The Giants have signed OF Ellis Burks to a 2 year contract.

~ 11/10/98 ~
The Giants traded Dante Powell to the Arizona Dimondbacks for LH Relief Pitcher Alan Embree.

~ 11/9/98 ~
The Giants have signed RHP Mark Gardner to a 2 year deal.

~ 11/5/98 ~
The Giants have declined to exercise the 1999option of Rey Sanchez.

~ OCTOBER 1998 ~

~ 10/26/98 ~
The Giants have exercised the contract option of J.T. Snow, and did not pick up the 1999 option of pitcher Osvaldo Fernandez. The Giants also announced that the coaching staff will remain the same next season except that Sonny Jackson will be the 3rd base coach and Ron Wotus will be the bench coach.

~ 10/24/98 ~
The Giants have exercised the contract options of infielder Charlie Hayes and pitcher Julian Tavarez for next season, and have chosen not to pick up the 1999 option of pitcher Orel Hershiser.

~ 10/19/98 ~
BARRY BONDS and JT SNOW are awarded Rawlings Gold Gloves

~ SEPTEMBER 1998 ~

~ 9/2/98 ~
JEFF KENT is named the National League Player of the Month for August!

~ 9/1/98 ~
Giants call up OF Armando Rios, OF Chris Jones, IF Ramon Martinez, C Doug Mirabelli, P Cory Bailey from AAA Fresno and P Alvin Morman is activated from the DL. Shawn Estes is scheduled to start on Fri in LA.

~ AUGUST 1998 ~

~ 8/22/98 ~
BARRY BONDS becomes the 1st player EVER to hit 400 homeruns and steal 400 bases.

~ 8/7/98 ~
C Brian Johnson and P Julian Tavarez were activated from the DL. P Alvin Morman was placed on the 15 day DL effective 8/7 with a left hamstring strain. and C Doug Mirabelli was sent to AAA.

~ JULY 1998 ~

~ 7/24/98 ~
To make room on the 25-man and 40-man rosters, IF Ramon Martinez was optioned to AAA and designated LHP Dean Hartgraves and OF Chris Jones for assignment. RHP Osvaldo Fernandez was put on the 60-day DL.

~ 7/24/98 ~
GIANTS MAKE 2 TRADES! They Giants traded P Steve Reed and minor league OF Jacob Cruz to the Cleveland Indians for P Jose Mesa, P Alvin Morman and INF/OF Shawon Dunston. The Giants also traded minor league P Darin Blood to Balimore for OF Joe Carter.

~ 7/22/98 ~
C Brian Johnson was placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 22, with fractured right thumb. C Doug Mirabelli was recalled from AAA.

~ 7/19/98 ~
SS Rich Aurilla came of the DL and INF Wilson Delgado was optioned to AAA.

~ 7/17/98 ~
P Shawn Estes is placed on the 15 day DL with a strained left shoulder muscle. He is eligible to be activated on July 26th. RHP Chris Brock is called up from Fresno.

~ 7/14/98 ~
P Julian Tavarez is placed on the 15-day DL with a strained back muscle and P Russ Ortiz is called up from AAA Fresno.

~ 7/12/98 ~
P Jim Poole is designated for assignment and P Dean Hartgraves is called up from AAA Fresno.

~ 7/10/98 ~
2nd baseman Jeff Kent was activated from the DL and SS Rich Aurilla was put on the 15 day DL retroactive to 7/5/98. Aurilla is eleigible to be activated on 7/20.

~ 7/3/98 ~
IF Wilson Delgado is called up from AAA and P Russ Ortiz has been sent down.

~ 7/1/98 ~
ROBB NEN was selected to the 1998 National League All-Star team. This is Nen's first selection to the All-Star game.

~ JUNE 1998 ~

~ 6/29/98 ~
Charlie Hayes was suspended for 2 games and fined and undisclosed amount of money for his display of disagreement towards an umpires' call during Saturday's game.

~ 6/29/98 ~
BARRY BONDS IS NAMED TO THE STARTING LINE-UP FOR THE 1998 ALL-STAR GAME IN COLORADO ON JULY 7.

~ 6/20/98 ~
INF Ramon Martinez and RHP Russ Ortiz were called up from Fresno. INF Jeff Ball and OF Jacob Cruz were optioned to Fresno.

~ 6/16/98 ~
OF Jacob Cruz was recalled from Fresno and OF Alex Diaz was optioned back to AAA.

~ 6/10/98 ~
Giants place 2nd baseman Jeff Kent on the DL with a sprained knee and recall Jeff Ball from AAA Freson.

~ 6/4/98 ~
OF Alex Diaz was recalled to the Giants and RHP Russ Ortiz was optioned from AAA Fresno.

~ 6/2/98 ~
1998 DRAFT~ Click here to view the
Giants 1998 Draft Picks

~ 6/1/98 ~
Orel Hershiser was names NL Pitcher of the Month for May.
During May Hershiser was 5-0 with a 0.86 ERA. Hershiser is the oldest pitcher to win this award.

~ MAY 1998 ~

~ 5/25/98 ~
P Russ Ortiz was recalled from AAA Fresno and OF Alex Diaz was optioned back to Fresno.

~ 5/8/98 ~
CBrian Johnson returned from the DL and C Doug Mirabelli was optioned back to Fresno.

~ 5/8/98 ~
Catcher Brian Johnson was put on the 15 day disabled list with a broken right hand. Doug Mirabelli was recalled from Fresno.

~ APRIL 1998 ~

~ 4/30/98 ~
Pitcher Osvaldo Fernandez will undergo a second elbow surgery and is NOT expected to pitch this season.

~ 4/29/98 ~
2nd baseman Jeff Kent sign a 3 year 18 million dollar contract extension which puts Kent is the Giants line-up thru 2001. The Giants also have an option for a 4th year in 2002.

~ 4/27/97 ~
Former Giant GREAT Juan Marichal was injured in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He sustained serious head injuries and is in stable condition. ESPN Sportszone has updated information as they receive it.

~ 4/27/97 ~
The Giants traded minor-league pitcher Ricky Pickett to the Arizona Diamondbacks for backup outfielder Chris Jones. Jones was added to the Giants roster and Jeff Ball was sent back to AAA Fresno.

~ 4/25/97 ~
Russ Ortiz sent to AAA Fresno and right handed hitting first baseman Jeff Ball was called up.

~MARCH 1998 ~

~ 3/31/97 ~
Giants offically put Osvaldo Fernandez on the DL. Russ Ortiz joins the team.

~ 3/30/98 ~
Giants sent down OF Jacob Cruz, IF Matt Howard and IF Wilson Delgado.

The Giants end their 1998 Spring Training with a record of 9-21.


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