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The San Francisco Giants optioned relief pitcher Shaun Anderson and outfielder Steven Duggar to Triple-A on Thursday. Anderson was expected to be part of a closer committee in San Francisco with Tony Watson, Trevor Gott and Tyler Rogers, but he'll now start the 2020 season in the minor leagues. The 25-year-old should be up in the big leagues at some point this year, but he'll be off the fantasy radar until then as a speculative source for saves. Duggar hit just .234 with four home runs and 28 RBI in 261 at-bats last year and is primarily outfield depth for the Giants.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tyler Beede (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday in Dallas with Dr. Keith Meister, according to president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi. Beede felt tightness in his elbow in an exhibition game on March 3 and an MRI exam showed he had a flexor strain and a UCL sprain. The right-hander had been competing for a spot at the back end of the team's starting rotation, but he'll now miss all of the 2020 season and likely the beginning of next year as well after going 5-10 with a 5.08 ERA in 2019. You can now cross Beede off your board in deep mixed and NL-only leagues if you have yet to draft in single-year formats.
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler announced Wednesday that Johnny Cueto will be the team's Opening Day starter, with Jeff Samardzija slated to pitch the second game of the season. This will be Cueto's fifth Opening Day start. The veterans will look to lead a thin Giants starting rotation this season. Both have been higher-end fantasy options at points in their careers and are worth late-round draft picks.
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Tuesday that starting pitcher Johnny Cueto is "definitely in line" to take the mound for the team's first game of the season, per The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly. The 34-year-old veteran has pitched only 69 total innings over the last two seasons due to Tommy John surgery and the Giants don't have many options in their starting rotation. However, Cueto was a high-end fantasy pitcher prior to his injuries. With a current ADP of 317, he is worth a speculative late-round pick.
San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler said Monday that middle infielder Mauricio Dubon could see "quite a bit" of time at center field, per NBCSports.com's Alex Pavlovic. The 25-year-old has seen time at second base, shortstop, center field, and third base this preseason. The Giants view him as a flexible option who can fill playing time around their many veterans. This bodes well for Dubon's fantasy value, as he posted a .274/.306/.434 slash line with four home runs, nine RBI, and three steals in 111 plate appearances last season. While he isn't the most exciting fantasy option, Dubon is worth keeping an eye on in deeper leagues, especially with his potential multi-position eligibility.