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Buster Posey hits against Madison Bumgarner for the first time

San Francisco Giants' Posey lets ace Bumgarner hear about it after hitting him hard during batting practice. 
Which San Francisco Giants player Buster Posey or Madison Bumgarner leads all MLB merchandise sales?
Giants catcher Buster Posey may have been voted the Face of the MLB, but teammate Madison Bumgarner has bragging rights over who's selling the most MLB merchandise. 

Matt Duffy gives Giants legitimate speed on bases
San Francisco Giants reserve infielder Matt Duffy was racing more than 20 mph when he scored tying run against St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of National League Championship Series in October 

Giants great Kent has connection with third-base prospect
San Francisco Giants great Jeff Kent helped to keep Cal's baseball program afloat, and current third-base prospect Mitch Delfino was one of the beneficiaries. 

Giants' Aoki could have been a World Series hero
New San Francisco Giants left fielder Nori Aoki, who played for the Kansas City Royals in last year's World Series, recalls how new teammate Juan Perez robbed him on a liner to left in Game 7. 

California lawmaker proposes 'smokeless tobacco' ban at all baseball venues.
If a bill formally introduced in the state Capitol Tuesday becomes law, the use of 'smokeless tobacco' will be banned in every baseball venue in the state -- from San Jose sandlots to San Francisco's AT&T Park. They would join minor leagues parks, which already outlaw it.

Giants' Angel Pagan is back and pain free
San Francisco Giants outfielder Angel Pagan feels 'like never before' after September back surgery and wants to play all 162 games this season for the defending World Series champs.

Giants reliever Hunter Strickland learning to compose himself
San Francisco Giants right-hander Hunter Strickland acknowledges that he can't fight every opposing batter who homers off him after having a World Series run-in with Kansas City Royals' catcher Salvador Perez.  

Bruce Bochy returns to San Francisco Giants training camp
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy returns to training camp three days after having a heart procedure, saying, 'I couldn't feel better. 

Travis Ishikawa circles back home
San Francisco Giants postseason hero Travis Ishikawa felt wronged in his first stint with the team but came back a changed man last season and became part of franchise lore. 

Giants' Matt Cain looks strong at start of camp
Pitcher Matt Cain shows no problems from ankle and elbow surgeries that cut last season short 

Giants' Bochy has made stressful job look easy
Now that San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has a heart condition, it will make coping with his job's stress that much more important. 

Bochy's replacement, Ron Wotus, says business as usual for Giants
Ron Wotus, the San Francisco Giants' bench coach, will replace Bruce Bochy while the manager recovers from a heart procedure 

Bob Melvin relieved to hear Bruce Bochy doing OK
Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin sends San Francisco Giants' skipper Bruce Bochy well wishes after hearing about Bochy's heart procedure. 

Bruce Bochy's son says Giants manager 'doing great'
Brett Bochy, son of manager Bruce Bochy, said his father is 'doing well, doing great' after the Giants manager received two stents in his heart Thursday following the club's first spring training workout 

Bruce Bochy hospitalized; receives two heart stents
San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy was hospitalized late Thursday after experiencing discomfort following physical.  

Giants' first workout: Madison Bumgarner throws off mound
Manager Bruce Bochy said Bumgarner is in great shape; San Francisco Giants will show precaution with Matt Cain, Tim Hudson 

Giants' Sergio Romo has 'slight soreness' in shoulder
San Francisco Giants' reliever Sergio Romo scratched from throwing session but manager Bruce Bochy doesn't think there is any reason for concern. 

Giants' catcher Hector Sanchez ready to battle for roster spot
Buster Posey's backup at catcher for the San Francisco Giants is expected to be Andrew Susac, but Hector Sanchez hopes to make the 25-man roster after missing much of 2014 season with concussion issues 

San Francisco Giants: Tim Lincecum admits father knows best
Giants' right-hander Tim Lincecum says he went to his dad Chris 'with my tail between my legs' for pitching advice after two-week break following World Series. 

Mark Gardner, Giants' bullpen coach, lends assist to Dave Righetti
San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner says Dave Righetti and Mark Gardner, both ex-pitchers, have excellent relationship with the National League team's pitching staff. 

Will Giants pitchers be ready?
San Francisco Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti must deal with the heavy workload Madison Bumgarner and other pitchers racked up in 2014.

Watch San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey sink a 27-foot birdie at Pebble Beach
Giants star Buster Posey showed off some mad golf skills at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am over the weekend. Teamed up with pro Nick Watney, Posey nailed a 27-foot birdie putt at the 11th hole.  

Giants outfielder Hunter Pence takes a mentally challenging few weeks off
San Francisco Giants' outfielder Hunter Pence relaxed for a few weeks during the off-season, and while he said it was good for him, he admitted it was hard to do. 

San Francisco Giants roster breakdown
Giants report to spring training with a familiar look 

Giants spring training preview: Five questions confronting the World Series champs
San Francisco Giants have won three World Series championships in five years, but they have been unable to solve the oddity of winning only in even-numbered years. 

Giants spring training at a glance
Spring training fan essentials for the San Francisco Giants 

Casey McGehee set to replace Pablo Sandoval on San Francisco Giants
Casey McGehee is well-aware of Pablo Sandoval's popularity with San Francisco Giants fans, but the team's new third baseman, a Soquel native, made a good first impression at the club's FanFest 

Giants and A's Fanfests
Giants Fanfest is Saturday at AT&T Park, A's Fanfest is Sunday at O.co Coliseum and Oracle Arena.

Giants notebook: Bochy likes lineup's flexibility
The San Francisco Giants lineup has less power than in 2014, but manager Bruce Bochy says 'we have a lot of options' for the batting order.