by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) The Giants optioned first baseman Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno Saturday to make room on the roster for reliever Jean Machi.
Pill had two hits in six at-bats with the Giants before being sent down.
Red-hot Brett Pill added to parent club
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) The Giants recalled first baseman Brett Pill from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday to take the roster spot of outfielder Francisco Peguero, the team announced. Pill, who had surgery during the spring to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, clubbed nine homers and 13 doubles while driving in a staggering 47 runs in his first 32 games with Fresno.
Brett Pill activated, sent to Triple-A
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) The Giants reinstated Brett Pill from the 15-day disabled list on Monday and optioned him to Triple-A Fresno.
Pill had been sidelined after undergoing knee surgery in mid-March.
Brett Pill starts rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Giants first baseman Brett Pill, who is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, began his rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Fresno. Pill played first base and batted cleanup as he finished 1 for 2 with a double.
The 28-year-old is eligible to return from the disabled list as early as Saturday. He will likely serve a role on the bench once activated.
Brett Pill to start rehab stint Thursday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013)The San Francisco Chronicle reports Giants first baseman Brett Pill will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno on Thursday. He is on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Pill batted .259 (7 for 27) during spring training with a .593 slugging percentage.
GIants place Brett Pill on the disabled list
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Giants first baseman Brett Pill has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to March 22. He is recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Pill took ground balls and hit off a tee earlier this week, and he's not expected to miss much regular-season time. He will likely serve a reserve role once activated.
Brett Pill will be ready in about 10 days
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Giants first baseman Brett Pill started fielding ground balls and hitting off a tee.
Pill had surgery on his knee in early March, and is close to returning to game action. He should be cleared to play in about 10 days, according to Comcast SportsNet. He will likely begin the year on the disabled list, but should be available shortly after the season begins.
Brent Pill cleared to take swings
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Giants first baseman Brent Pill has been cleared to take swings, starting Sunday, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Pill underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right meniscus 10 days ago.
"I don't know if that means just hitting off a tee or what," Pill said. "But I'm happy they're letting me do something."
Pill is expected to earn a bench role once the team breaks camp.
Pill to undergo knee surgery
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) San Francisco first baseman Brett Pill is scheduled to undergo knee surgery on Thursday and will miss the next three weeks, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Pill originally tried to play through the injury but decided surgery was the best course of action. Pill was fighting for a backup outfield job with the Giants this season.
Pill shows off his power
(2/26/2013) Giants first baseman Brett Pill is in camp this spring trying to lock up a bench role and likely helped his cause in Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers. He went 2 for 5 with a pair of home runs in the 8-8 tie. Pill launched a solo shot off Brandon League in the fourth before victimizing Gregory Infante for a two-run bomb in the ninth. Pill is also seeing playing time in the outfield this spring to increase his versatility. "I think it's good to have all those [positional] options open. I think ultimately being a threat off the bench with the bat is the No. 1 priority," Pill told MLB.com. "A lot of times off the bench last year, I tried to do too much and didn't end up helping."
Pill doesn't want to be left out
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/16/2013) With the Giants in search of powerful bats off the bench this year, first baseman Brett Pill could fit that profile during his third season in the majors. The majority of Pill's playing time has come at first base, but he worked extensively in the outfield during the offseason in his quest to secure a roster spot. "I felt fine out there," Pill told reporters Saturday. "I mean, I'm never going to be Gregor Blanco, but I feel good out in left."