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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

9th inning-rally not enough, River Cats fall in extras

Bees 6, River Cats 5
September 28, 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah — After a completed comeback in the ninth, the Sacramento River Cats (53-69, 1-4) could not plate their free base-runner in the 10th or 11th, falling in walk-off fashion to the Salt Lake Bees (53-71, 4-1) in their final road game of the season. With two

Four-run first inning sets tone in Sunday loss

Bees 12, River Cats 4
September 26, 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah — Back-to-back home runs put the Sacramento River Cats (53-68) in a quick four-run deficit against the Salt Lake Bees (52-71) on Sunday afternoon. Right-handed starter Sean Hjelle walked the Bees opening batter but after retiring second baseman Michael Stefanic, Hjelle would surrender three consecutive hits

Dubón finishes triple shy of cycle, River Cats’ comeback bid falls short

Bees 11, River Cats 9
September 26, 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah. — The Sacramento River Cats (53-67, 1-2) could not take advantage of second baseman Mauricio Dubón’s all-around great game, losing a high-scoring battle with the Salt Lake Bees (51-71, 2-1). Dubón finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs,

New guy Nogowski plays hero, Bracho earns 8th save

River Cats 8, Bees 5
September 25, 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah. — Down 5-4 with just four outs remaining, the Sacramento River Cats (53-66, 1-1) roared back to defeat the Salt Lake Bees (50-71, 1-1) on first baseman John Nogowski’s three-run home run to win their first game of the Final Stretch. The River Cats entered the

Dubón homers, Ondrusek struggles in Final Stretch opening defeat

Bees 9, River Cats 5
September 24, 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah. — A second consecutive three-error game, and two four-run innings, were too much to overcome for the Sacramento River Cats (52-66) as they fell to the fifth-place Salt Lake Bees (50-70) in the first game of the Triple-A Final Stretch. Right-hander Logan Ondrusek (1-2) surrendered four

Dickerson homers, Krizan scores thrice in River Cats’ series-clinching victory

River Cats 8, Aviators 4
September 22, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — Highlighted by designated hitter Alex Dickerson’s 428-foot home run, the Sacramento River Cats (52-65) downed the Las Vegas Aviators (62-58) in an error-filled, series-clinching win. Dickerson, who was playing in his ninth rehab game since returning from injury, had his second straight multi-hit day, going 3-for-4

Costly error leads to four-run inning for Aviators

Aviators 5, River Cats 2
September 21, 2021

West Sacramento, Calif. — A misplayed ball and a clutch two-out hit by a former River Cats catcher sealed the win for the Las Vegas Aviators (62-57) over the Sacramento River Cats (51-65) on Monday evening. With two down in the fifth, right-hander Sean Hjelle was close to getting out