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KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30:  Jon Lester #31 of the Oakland Athletics reacts after the third out in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals during the American League Wild Card game at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Giants Turn Attention To LHP Jon Lester

The Giants are turning their attention to Jon Lester following Pablo Sandoval's departure. The free agent pitcher has plans to...

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with Tim Flannery after Pence hits a RBI single in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Third Base Coach Tim Flannery Retires

Tim Flannery is ready to leave the baseball grind and play a little more music. On the day Pablo Sandoval finalized his contract with the Boston Red Sox, Flannery announced he is retiring from the […]

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 27: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants points to the sky to celebrate his solo home run during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Pablo Sandoval Leaving Giants After Signing Multiyear Deal With Red Sox

Sandoval, the 2012 World Series MVP, had pondered an offer from the Giants worth close to $100 million over five years, a person with knowledge of that proposal said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no deal had been announced by the Red Sox.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 20:  Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants practices during the 2014 World Series Media Day at Kauffman Stadium on October 20, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pablo Sandoval Reaches Deal With Red Sox

Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of […]

DENVER, CO - JULY 26: Ike Davis #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds the bases after hitting a pinch hit home run in the ninth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Athletics Acquire 1B Ike Davis From Pirates

The Oakland Athletics filled their second key position in five days Sunday, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27. Oakland, which […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval acknowledges the crowd in front of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Giants Confident Sandoval Will Stay In The Bay

Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given “every indication” free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions. Evans thinks the switch-hitting slugger […]

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jose Canseco Is Selling His Shot-off Finger?

- Lauren Chiong, KHTK/Sacramento According to some humorous and bizarre tweets from baseball-turned-reality-star Jose Canseco, he’d like to sell his “slightly used middle finger,” the same one he recently blew off his hand while cleaning […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A’s Begin Offseason Moves, Sign DH Butler

The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with designated hitter Billy Butler through the 2017 season. The A’s announced the deal Wednesday to bring in Butler, who provides versatility for manager Bob […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29:  Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants looks on in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tim Hudson Calling It Quits After 2015

San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won’t leave without a World Series championship. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th […]

Giancarlo Stanton (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Marlins Make Record $325 Million Deal With Giancarlo Stanton

The Marlins set a record-breaking deal with Giancarlo Stanton worth $325 million to keep him for 13 years.

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the Athetics logo durring the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Former A’s First Baseman Dies In Georgia

Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57. The A’s confirmed Wednesday, with information provided by the family, that Moore died Sunday in […]

Giants
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with Tim Flannery after Pence hits a RBI single in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Four of the 2014 World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants Third Base Coach Tim Flannery Retires

Tim Flannery is ready to leave the baseball grind and play a little more music. On the day Pablo Sandoval finalized his contract with the Boston Red Sox, Flannery announced he is retiring from the […]

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 27: Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants points to the sky to celebrate his solo home run during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.

Pablo Sandoval Leaving Giants After Signing Multiyear Deal With Red Sox

Sandoval, the 2012 World Series MVP, had pondered an offer from the Giants worth close to $100 million over five years, a person with knowledge of that proposal said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no deal had been announced by the Red Sox.

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 20:  Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants practices during the 2014 World Series Media Day at Kauffman Stadium on October 20, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pablo Sandoval Reaches Deal With Red Sox

Free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a multiyear contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 31: San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval acknowledges the crowd in front of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Giants Confident Sandoval Will Stay In The Bay

Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans says he has been given “every indication” free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval will give careful consideration to re-signing with the World Series champions. Evans thinks the switch-hitting slugger […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 29:  Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants looks on in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Seven of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tim Hudson Calling It Quits After 2015

San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson says next season will probably be his last. Now, he won’t leave without a World Series championship. The 39-year-old right-hander finally reached and won the World Series in his 16th […]

A's
DENVER, CO - JULY 26: Ike Davis #15 of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds the bases after hitting a pinch hit home run in the ninth inning of a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 26, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Athletics Acquire 1B Ike Davis From Pirates

The Oakland Athletics filled their second key position in five days Sunday, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27. Oakland, which […]

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Jose Canseco Is Selling His Shot-off Finger?

- Lauren Chiong, KHTK/Sacramento According to some humorous and bizarre tweets from baseball-turned-reality-star Jose Canseco, he’d like to sell his “slightly used middle finger,” the same one he recently blew off his hand while cleaning […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 22: Billy Butler #16 of the Kansas City Royals hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants during Game Two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 22, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

A’s Begin Offseason Moves, Sign DH Butler

The Oakland Athletics agreed to terms on a $30 million, three-year contract with designated hitter Billy Butler through the 2017 season. The A’s announced the deal Wednesday to bring in Butler, who provides versatility for manager Bob […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 05:  A general view of the Athetics logo durring the game between the Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Former A’s First Baseman Dies In Georgia

Former Oakland Athletics first baseman Kelvin Moore, who played parts of three major league seasons, has died. He was 57. The A’s confirmed Wednesday, with information provided by the family, that Moore died Sunday in […]

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 23:  Hiroyuki Nakajima #3 of the Oakland Athletics leads off second base during the spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Maryvale Baseball Park on February 23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

A’s Decline To Exercise Shortstop’s Contract Option

The Oakland Athletics have declined to exercise their $5.5 million contract option for shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima and instead owe him a $500,000 buyout. The highly touted Nakajima, 32, never played a major league game after receiving […]