PHILADELPHIA -- Mike Fontenot's Giants career lasted only 113 games, but that stint left an enduring impression on him."I enjoyed it," said Fontenot, who signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in mid-April after the Giants released him March 30. "It was a fun city, a fun place to play and a great atmosphere. We won a World Series, which is something I'll always look back on." Fontenot figured that joining the Giants on their historic ride sweetened his resume. The utility infielder has performed for postseason qualifiers in three of the previous five years.
"When I step on the field, hopefully I'm better prepared because I've been through those things," said Fontenot, a member of the Cubs when they reached the Division Series in 2007-08.Fontenot, who hit .241 as a Giant, owned a .308 batting average through 41 games with the Phillies entering his start Saturday at third base.
Huff dealing with knee tendinitis
PHILADELPHIA -- First baseman Aubrey Huff's MRI revealed patellar tendinitis in his troublesome right knee, the Giants announced Saturday.Huff, who reported renewed pain in the knee Thursday while playing for Triple-A Fresno on a Minor League injury rehabilitation assignment, will be re-evaluated in San Francisco on Monday. Until Huff reinjured himself, the Giants were contemplating activating him from the disabled list Monday. Huff originally sprained his knee while trying to scale the dugout railing to join the Giants' on-field celebration following Matt Cain's perfect game. He has played nine rehab games, four with Fresno and five with Class A San Jose, hitting .207 (6-for-29) with one double, one home run and four RBIs.
Giants coach Flannery's DVD to help Stow
PHILADELPHIA -- A benefit DVD, representing the latest fundraising effort for Bryan Stow that involves Giants third-base coach Tim Flannery, soon will be available to the public."Tim Flannery & Bob Weir Live at The Uptown" will be released Tuesday. The Giants will mark the occasion with a pregame ceremony before that night's game against San Diego. The 72-minute DVD will be sold at AT&T Park's Giants Dugout store and at other Dugout stores throughout the Bay Area. It also will be available as a digital download or by mail by going to www.musicII.net. The price is $20 per unit. All proceeds will go to the Bryan Stow Foundation, which benefits the Giants fan who was critically injured in a beating at the Dodger Stadium parking lot following a March 31, 2011, game. The DVD shows highlights from a Jan. 28 concert in Napa during which Weir, an original member of the Grateful Dead, joined Flannery and his band, The Lunatic Fringe, for a set of songs. Viewers of the DVD, Flannery said, "are going to see the love again and they're going to see the support again from the people in San Francisco -- and all over the country for that matter, in Giants nation -- from people who love music." Flannery, who doubles as a singer/songwriter, has remained passionate about maintaining support for Stow. He believes that the DVD will contribute significantly to that endeavor. "Musically, it's as well as we've played," said Flannery, who also headlined a benefit concert for Stow last November at Yoshi's in San Francisco. "Bob Weir's being a part of it makes it magic. It's something I'm very proud of musically, and I'm very honored and humbled to be able to use the music to help."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.