Giants place Kontos on DL; Heston to Minors

The Giants' bullpen underwent plenty of change Tuesday, but not necessarily upheaval. Right-handers George Kontos went to the 15-day disabled list and Chris Heston descended to Triple-A Sacramento's starting rotation.
11 days ago

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...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago

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.
12 days ago

Kontos (flexor strain) headed for D.L. after Giants lose in extra innings

It's Dan Brown subbing for Andrew Baggarly, who only handles 9-inning games. If you need me: SAN FRANCISCO – A few minutes before midnight, a long night got even worse for the Giants bullpen. After the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied several times during a 9-7 victory in 11 innings, manager Bruce Bochy announced that reliever George Kontos would be “out for...
Via Giants Extra
12 days ago

Giants notes: Adrianza to DL, Williamson recalled, plus updates on Crawford, Kontos and Law

LOS ANGELES – Just when Ehire Adrianza was beginning to establish himself as a valuable major league piece, the utilityman fractured a bone in his left foot and will be out for six to eight weeks. Prior to Friday night’s game at Dodger Stadium, the club put Adrianza on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Mac Williamson from Triple-A Sacramento. Adrianza fouled a...
Via Giants Extra
15 days ago

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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Holdout Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants place Matt Cain on DL, recall George Kontos for bullpen

The San Francisco Giants have placed Matt Can on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. Cain, 29, has had a rough season going 2-7 with a 4.18 ERA in 90 1/3 innings of work this season. The Giants will have Yusmeiro Petit pitch in his place for Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia. While Cain could return from the disabled list in a few days, as his placement is retroactive...
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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