(6/3/2008) The Giants signed reliever Scott Munter to a minor league contract.
Rays make eight cuts unofficially
(3/28/2008) The Rays didn't officially make any roster moves Friday, but they told right-handed relievers Grant Balfour and Scott Munter, outfielders Chris Richard, Jon Weber and John Rodriguez, catcher Josh Paul and Mike DiFelice and infielder Andy Cannizaro that they will not make the team. The cuts won't be finalized until after Saturday's exhibition finale against the Reds in Sarasota. "We're hold going to hold off on the specifics until we get through the game," Rays vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said, adding that injuries or other last-minute developments could force a change of plans.
(1/28/2008) The Rays signed RHP Scott Munter to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
Munter non-tendered, becomes FA
(12/13/2007) The Giants non-tendered reliever Scott Munter, making him a free agent.
Munter wins in relief
(9/18/2007) Giants RP Scott Munter picked up the win Monday night as a reliever in San Francisco's 8-5 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Munter returns to Giants
(9/3/2007) The San Francisco Giants recalled right-handed reliever Scott Munter from Triple-A Fresno on Monday before their game with the Colorado Rockies. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said bringing up Munter helps with the depth in the bullpen. "The bullpen gets another right-hander," Bochy said. "He can get you a ground ball when you need it. He's resilient." Munter was with the Giants in 2005-06, going 2-1 with a 4.76 ERA in 73 relief appearances. He had right elbow surgery near the end of the 2005 season and he has worked to regain his form.
Munter headed back to minors
(5/5/2007) San Francisco optioned RHP Scott Munter to Triple-A Fresno after his ninth-inning performance Saturday (one inning, one hit, one walk and one strikeout). Munter was called up Friday, but the team needs to make room for Tim Lincecum as he prepares to pitch in his big league debut Sunday.
Giants call-up RP Munter
(5/4/2007) The Giants brought in some help for their taxed bullpen Friday, recalling right-hander Scott Munter from Triple-A Fresno and designating first baseman Lance Niekro for assignment. "If you looked how the last couple of games have gone, we needed some help in the bullpen," manager Bruce Bochy said Friday. "With (Munter) being the freshest, it made the most sense. It had to be a roster guy at this point."
Wilson among cut Giants Saturday
(3/31/2007) The Giants made several moves on Saturday. San Francisco optioned right-handers Brian Wilson -- a candidate for the closer job heading into spring training -- and Scott Munter to Triple-A Fresno and reassigned infielder Tomas De La Rosa and right-handers Scott Atchison and Sun-Woo Kim to minor league camp. Armando Benitez will be the closer, and the Giants want Wilson to get more innings in the minors. San Francisco plans to keep 12 pitchers, so that means two position spots will be cut Sunday: likely veteran pinch-hitter Mark Sweeney among those. "This is best for Brian," manager Bruce Bochy said. "We just think he needs a little more work."
Two Giants P spots up for grabs
(3/25/2007) Two of Giants' seven bullpen spots also are up in the air, assuming the club doesn't trade embattled closer Armando Benitez -- with Jonathan Sanchez, Scott Munter and Brad Hennessey being the leaders.
Giants bring up Munter
(9/2/2006) San Francisco called up seven minor leaguers before Friday's game, including 1B Lance Niekro, OF Jason Ellison and RHP Brian Wilson. The Giants also recalled C Justin Knoedler, OF Fred Lewis, and LHP Jonathan Sanchez from Fresno of the PCL and RHP Scott Munter from Connecticut of the Eastern League.
Munter pitching well in minors
(8/5/2006) RHP Scott Munter, demoted in late May to Double-A Connecticut to work on his sinkerball, is making strides and manager Felipe Alou expects him to be back with the Giants in September.
Munter optioned to Double-A
(5/24/2006) The San Francisco Giants optioned Scott Munter to Double-A Connecticut on Wednesday.
Munter to be demoted soon?
(5/16/2006) The Giants are considering a move to bolster their bullpen. RHP Brian Wilson, on the disabled list since April 24 with a strained muscle in his left side, is the pitcher the Giants plan to bring up - but they want to make sure he's ready first. Wilson pitched a rehab start for Triple-A Fresno on Sunday and was the losing pitcher.
Munter walks tight rope
(4/25/2006) Scott Munter has allowed a baserunner in every appearance this season.
Scott Munter ready to go
(3/24/2006) RHP Scott Munter, whose 2005 season ended prematurely because he required elbow surgery, has had a solid spring. His ERA is 1.69, and he has allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings.
Munter healthy, ready to 'bowl'
(3/15/2006) RHP Scott Munter, whose rookie season in 2005 was cut short because of elbow surgery, said he feels strong and healthy. Munter, 6-foot-6, is known for his "bowling ball" sinker, which drops heavily. This spring, he's working on a changeup.
Giants sign RHP Scott Munter
(3/3/2006) San Francisco signed RHPs Jeremy Accardo, Kelyn Acosta, Kevin Correia, Brad Hennessey, Scott Munter, Alfredo Simon, Merkin Valdez, Tyler Walker and Matt Cain, LHPs Jon Coutlangus, Jesus Reina, Jack Taschner, Erick Threets and Noah Lowry, Cs Eliezer Alfonzo and Justin Knoedler, IFs Angel Chavez, Travis Ishikawa and Lance Niekro and OFs Fred Lewis, Dan Ortmeier, Nate Schierholtz, Jason Ellison and Todd Linden to one-year contracts Thursday.
Munter has surgery Friday
(10/1/2005) Rookie RHP Scott Munter had arthroscopic surgery on his tender throwing elbow Friday, performed by team doctor Ken Akizuki.
Giants' Munter likely shut down
(9/12/2005) Scott Munter's right elbow is still inflamed, and while an MRI has indicated no serious damage, he is likely finished for the season, according to MLB.com. "Hopefully, it'll get into shape, and if it does, I'll be positive and get ready for spring training and try to make the team next year," he told the Giants' official website. "Right now, I'm just focusing on getting it healed, and if it doesn't happen, there's always the option of surgery. Right now, I'm looking to get it stronger."
Munter returns to Giants
(9/3/2005) The San Francisco Giants activated right-hander Scott Munter from the 15-day disabled list Friday. Munter went on the DL on Aug. 12 with inflammation in his right elbow. Before that, he did not allow a run in 21 of 24 appearances, compiling a 1.83 ERA in 19 2-3 innings. "He has no problem throwing strikes," Giants manager Felipe Alou said. "He makes it so simple."
Munter placed on DL
(8/13/2005) San Francisco right-hander Scott Munter (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday.
Munter gets brought back to bigs
(5/10/2005) Scott Munter was recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday as Jason Schmidt (strained shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL. Munter was previously with the Giants April 27-30, but he did not appear in a game.
Munter's stay in bigs short lived
(5/1/2005) RHP Scott Munter, the only one of the Giants' eight relievers not used Saturday night, was optioned to Fresno to make room for Brad Hennessey, a former Youngstown State pitcher who was 2-2 with San Francisco last season.
(4/27/2005) The Giants recalled right-hander Scott Munter from Triple-A Fresno to take Armando Benitez's roster spot after the closer went on the DL with a strained right hamstring. "Everybody else is healthy as can be," reliever Matt Herges said. "It's too bad about Mando, but until he comes out we'll try to hold the fort down for him, like we did for Robb Nen a couple years ago."