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River Cats Recap: Krizan named MiLB.com Organization All Star, Giants add MiLB arm

January 4, 2022

MiLB.com announced the San Francisco Giants’ Organization All Stars on Tuesday, with 2021 River Cats MVP Jason Krizan earning the nod at first base. Krizan, who also was the team’s Offensive Player of the Year last season, re-signed a MiLB deal in Dec. The 2021 Triple-A West hits champion (136)

River Cats’ 2021 team MVP returns to Giants on MiLB deal

Krizan won both team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2021
December 22, 2021

The San Francisco Giants re-signed the 2021 Triple-A West hits leader Jason Krizan this past week. Krizan, who won both team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, hit .316 last season, leading the River Cats with 26 doubles, 67 runs, 73 RBIs, 38 multi-hit games, and 18 multi-RBI games.

Giants add 2 former Boston minor leaguers on MiLB deals

December 20, 2021

The San Francisco Giants added a new battery this past week, signing catcher Jhonny Pereda and left-hander Enmanuel De Jesus to minor league deals on Dec. 15. The two were teammates with Boston’s Double-A affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, in 2021. Pereda was the 2020-2021 Venezuelan Winter League Rookie of

Former River Cats reliever Cyr signs MiLB deal with Phillies

Cyr joins Philadelphia after 7 years in Giants organization
December 15, 2021

Former Sacramento River Cats right-hander Tyler Cyr signed a Minor League deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday. Cyr was a member of the River Cats’ 2019 squad that won the Triple-A National Championship, going 1-0 during Sacramento’s playoff run. He was 3-0 with a 4.91 ERA, 49 strikeouts, 1.20

River Cats’ 2021 home run leader signs in Japan

December 10, 2021

Former Sacramento River Cats infielder Arismendy Alcántara signed with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Nippon Professional Baseball league in Japan. Alcántara, the No. 89 prospect on MLB Pipeline in 2014, and 2013 Futures Game participant, had a solid year for the River Cats, hitting .280 with 43 runs, 52

Giants transactions update: lose 6 and add 1 in MiLB Rule 5 Draft

San Francisco also adds 2 players on MiLB deals
December 8, 2021

The San Francisco Giants lost six players in the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft on Wednesday, including two 2021 River Cats. Any minor league player not on a Triple-A team’s 38-man roster can be selected in the Minor League Rule 5 Draft, with $24,500 being paid to

Giants sign 3 pitchers to MiLB deals

December 6, 2021

The San Francisco Giants signed three pitchers, right-handers Jon Duplantier, Mauricio Llovera, and Gray Fenter to minor league deals on Dec. 3. Duplantier, the No. 73 prospect on MLB Pipeline in 2018 and 2019, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2016 MLB draft out

Giants transactions roundup, Santos finishes Arizona Fall League season

In addition to the transactions, eight Giants prospects competed in the Arizona Fall League this offseason, including three that played at Sutter Health Park in 2021.
November 30, 2021

The Sacramento River Cats have been in the news as one former player was traded to the World Series Champions, two were added to the San Francisco Giants’ 40-man roster, and another was re-signed to an MiLB deal. Right-hander Jay Jackson, who pitched 33 games between San Francisco and Sacramento

Robinson wins MiLB’s Best Feel-Good Moment of 2021

Former Sacramento River Cats outfielder takes home MiLBY Award on MiLB.com
November 10, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — Sacramento River Cats outfielder Drew Robinson’s final professional baseball game, and the moving standing ovation from fans, teammates, and opponents at Sutter Health Park, was a moment much larger than baseball, and won the MiLBY Award for Best Feel-Good Moment of 2021. With his family watching

Sacramento River Cats announce 2022 home game times

Season kicks off with 6-game home series against Sugar Land on April 5
November 9, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. – The Sacramento River Cats, Triple-A affiliate of the 2021 National League West champion San Francisco Giants, are excited to announce their home game times for the 2022 schedule. The River Cats will play 72 games at Sutter Health Park. Sacramento will host the Sugar Land Skeeters

Giants add River Cats reliever to 40-man roster

Marte added to 40-man roster, Giants claim 3 off waivers
November 9, 2021

The San Francisco Giants made a few additions to their 40-man roster this past week, including adding River Cats right-handed reliever Yunior Marte. Marte, a 26-year-old from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, was a solid piece of the Sacramento bullpen in his first full season of Triple-A. Since Aug. 19, Marte

5 River Cats still fighting for the World Series 

October 19, 2021

The Sacramento River Cats took over the 2021 MLB Postseason, starting with 38 former River Cats (including Alternate Site) in contention for the World Series. With just four teams remaining, the River Cats’ alumni count is down to eight, five being on their respective LCS rosters. The Boston Red Sox

Former River Cats power Giants to 2-1 series advantage

Giants 1, Dodgers 0
October 12, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — The San Francisco Giants defeated their rival Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 to take a 2-1 lead in the National League Division Series, behind third baseman Evan Longoria’s solo home run and a six-out save by rookie right-hander Camilo Doval. After fouling off two pitches to stay

3 River Cats combine to shut down Dodgers for Division Series victory 

Giants 4, Dodgers 0
October 9, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — The San Francisco Giants saw plenty of production from their homegrown talent, as three former River Cats teamed up to stifle the National League’s top scoring offense, the Los Angeles Dodgers, to take a 1-0 lead in the NL Division Series. Right-hander Logan Webb (1-0), who

3 River Cats lead Triple-A West in key categories 

Krizan, Johnson, Castro finish 1st season with River Cats atop the rankings
October 6, 2021

Infielder Jason Krizan, outfielder Bryce Johnson, and right-handed reliever Kervin Castro all finished their first season with the Sacramento River Cats as statistical leaders in Triple-A West. Krizan, the River Cats’ MVP and Offensive Player of the Year, edged Salt Lake infielder Michael Stefanic to be the league’s hit king,

River Cats announce end of year team awards

7 River Cats take home 8 awards voted on by teammates
October 6, 2021

The Sacramento River Cats, the San Francisco Giants’ Triple-A affiliate, finished off an exciting season on Sunday with the reveal of their team awards. Seven different River Cats were named the winners of eight awards, which were voted on by their teammates and coaches. Offensive Player of the Year and

Dahlberg wins Triple-A West Pitcher of the Week in debut 

Brings Giants’ organization total to league-leading 34 weekly awards
October 5, 2021

Sacramento left-hander Jake Dahlberg was named Triple-A West Pitcher of the Week for his efforts from Sept. 27-Oct. 3. Dahlberg (1-0) impressed with a dominating first start in the River Cats’ series-clinching season finale win over the Albuquerque Isotopes, striking out eight while allowing just two hits in a team-high

River Cats take over MLB Postseason 

October 5, 2021

You might be watching one of the Giants’ young phenoms and wonder where did he come from? Well, odds are he was called up from Sacramento. “Late night LaMonte” Wade Jr., electric closer Camilo Doval, speedy outfielder Steven Duggar, and more former River Cats have shined during the Giants’ exceptional

River Cats participate in Homers That Help campaign

The California Fire Foundation received $650 for the 13 River Cats home runs
October 5, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — The Sacramento River Cats are proud to have partnered with Minor League Baseball to participate in the Triple-A Final Stretch “Homers That Help” campaign, in which the California Fire Foundation was selected as the local charity to benefit. “We’re honored to be chosen as part of

Dahlberg carves Isotopes, Johnson runs River Cats to season-finale win

River Cats 5, Isotopes 1
October 3, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — In his first career Triple-A start, lefty Jake Dahlberg (1-0) powered the River Cats (56-71, 4-6) to a series-clinching season-finale victory over the Albuquerque Isotopes (58-72, 6-4) on Sunday. Dahlberg stifled the Isotopes, striking out eight while allowing just two hits in 8.0 shutout innings to

Dubón homers, Hjelle shuts down Isotopes to even series 

River Cats 2, Isotopes 1
October 3, 2021

Powered by shortstop Mauricio Dubón’s 394-foot home run, and a stellar performance from right-hander Sean Hjelle (2-6), the Sacramento River Cats (55-71, 3-6) edged the Albuquerque Isotopes (58-71, 6-3) for the series-tying win. Dubón’s homer down the left field line provided just enough offense for Hjelle to earn his second

Johnson homers, River Cats drop extra innings battle

Isotopes 7, River Cats 3
October 2, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — A wild 10th inning was too much to overcome as the Sacramento River Cats (54-71, 2-6) lost to the Albuquerque Isotopes (58-70, 6-2) on Friday, falling to 0-8 in extra innings this season. Five walks led to a four-run 10th to quickly erase the momentum built

Q&A with Sacramento outfielder Braden Bishop

Catch up with Sacramento outfielder Braden Bishop, who talks about the hitting adjustments he made this year to set numerous career highs, his unique MLB debut, his family, and his Alzheimer’s charity, 4MOM.
October 1, 2021

Q: You’re having a career-year offensively, with 12 home runs, 45 RBIs, and a .936 OPS (all career-highs). What changed or clicked for you this year? BB: I was actually thinking about this yesterday (Sunday). When I was with Seattle, I had my hands a little bit lower. When I

Freeman’s late blast, Shoemaker’s gem lift River Cats past Isotopes

River Cats 3, Isotopes 2
October 1, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — Tied at two in the bottom of the eighth, catcher Ronnie Freeman lined a towering 422-foot, go-ahead solo home run to provide just enough offense to power the Sacramento River Cats (54-70, 2-5) past the Albuquerque Isotopes (57-70, 5-2) on Thursday. Freeman’s home run was his

Vosler extends hitting streak, Genovés homers in blowout defeat

Isotopes 11, River Cats 3
September 30, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — One sloppy inning snowballed on the Sacramento River Cats (53-70, 1-5), leading to an insurmountable lead in their defeat to the Albuquerque Isotopes (57-69, 5-1). A dropped third strike, three singles, three walks, two hit-by-pitches, two wild pitches, and two passed balls led to eight runs