San Francisco Giants Player News: All Positions

News: Joyce signed a minor-league deal with the Giants on Wednesday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Joyce didn't have to wait long after being released by the Indians on Tuesday. The veteran will receive an invitation to big-league camp and will have a legitimate shot to break camp with the team, given the relative lack of depth in the Giants' outfield. Even in a best-case scenario, however, he's probably looking at a platoon role, and a tough home park and poor lineup will hurt his fantasy value even if he earns unexpected playing time.
News: Suarez is a strong candidate to begin the year in the minors, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: Suarez is competing for a back-end rotation spot, but it sounds like veteran southpaws Drew Pomeranz and Derek Holland remain ahead of the youngster. The combination of remaining minor-league options and marginal results this spring (5.11 ERA over 12.1 innings) support Pavlovic's expectation for the sophomore beginning the year with Triple-A Sacramento. The 25-year-old hasn't been sent down yet, but fantasy owners shouldn't count on getting any starts out of the lefty early in the season.
News: Dyson appears set to begin the year in the Giants' bullpen, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Impact: This news shouldn't come as a surprise considering Dyson's bounce-back campaign in 2018 (2.69 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 7.2 K/9 over 70.1 innings). The 30-year-old did see his fastball velocity dip to 93.6 mph after sitting above 95 mph for the previous four years, but part of that can be attributed to a career-low 6.9 percent usage of his four-seam fastball. Dyson should begin the year as one of several trusted arms behind projected closer Will Smith, which should result in modest hold opportunities.