Giants activate George Kontos, prepare to unleash top three starters in San Diego

SAN DIEGO – The Giants added a dependable and familiar reliever to the roster Tuesday, and no, it’s obviously not Tim Lincecum.   But George Kontos has played a fairly significant role on the club over the past few seasons, and he returns as a right-handed option. The club activated the right-hander from the disabled list and optioned right-hander Clayton Blackburn to Triple...
Via Giants Extra
May 17, 2016

Giants activate RHP George Kontos from 15-day disabled list

According to a report from Alex Pavlovic of Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the San Francisco Giants have activated relief pitcher George Kontos from the 15-day disabled list.  In a corresponding roster move, the Giants have elected to option right-handed pitcher Clayton Blackburn down to Triple-A Sacramento. Entering play on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres with a 22-18 record...
Via Today's Knuckleball
May 17, 2016

Kontos will rejoin Giants bullpen in San Diego

The Giants have decided to wait until Tuesday, when they open a three-game series in San Diego, to reactivate right-handed reliever George Kontos, manager Bruce Bochy said on Sunday.
May 15, 2016

Kontos back with Giants as Romo leaves

Giants right-handed reliever George Kontos rejoined the team Saturday after completing back-to-back outings for Triple-A Sacramento the last two days. He's been on the disabled list since April 19 with a flexor strain on the inner side of his right elbow.
May 14, 2016

RHP Kontos placed on DL, Heston optioned to Triple-A

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants placed righthander George Kontos on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor before Tuesday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kontos (0-1, 1.59) had complained of soreness off and on since spring training and had tests done on Monday, which revealed the problem. In addition, righthander Chris Heston, who pitched a no-hitter...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

George Kontos heading to DL with flexor strain

The Giants forgot to pay their flexor strain bill, and they're going to lean on their bullpen depth in the minors. If you were wondering why long reliever Chris Heston came into a tied, extra innings game with George Kontos still available, here's your answer: Kontos wasn't available. The right-hander has a flexor strain, similar to Sergio Romo's injury, and he'll be sidelined for...
Via McCovey Chronicles
April 19, 2016

Kontos' injury compounds Giants' bullpen woes

Giants manager Bruce Bochy began Monday's postgame address by announcing that right-hander George Kontos, who owns a 1.59 ERA, will go on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday with a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow -- the same injury that sidelined fellow reliever Sergio Romo last week.
April 19, 2016

Giants, reliever Kontos reportedly agree to one-year deal

The San Francisco Giants and right-hander George Kontos reportedly have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal.According to multiple outlets, the Giants agreed to a one-year contract with the reliever on Monday, which reportedly is worth $1.15 million, per deal has yet to be officially announced by the club.In recent arbitration filings, Kontos submitted at...
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February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Reliever George Kontos, Giants agree to $1.15M, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Reliever George Kontos and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to a $1.15 million, one-year contract, avoiding salary arbitration. Monday's agreement was $50,000 above the midpoint between the $1.35 million Kontos had asked for when arbitration figures were exchanged last month and the $850,000 offered by San Francisco. A 26-year-old right-hander, Kontos was...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

George Kontos spills coffee on Madison Bumgarner while avoiding foul ball (Video)

San Francisco Giants pitcher George Kontos accidentally spilled his coffee on teammate Madison Bumgarner while trying to avoid a foul ball in the dugout during Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh.Kontos was relaxing against the railing with the drink in his hand when a foul grounder from Pirates batter Josh Harrison came towards the Giants dugout. Kontos tried to keep the cup steady...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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