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Report: Giants prepared to offer position to Dodgers’ Farhan Zaidi

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According to Jon Morosi, the Giants are prepared to offer a position to Farhan Zaidi, who is presently the Dodgers’ general manager. Zaidi is among a handful of executives the organization has considered along with Chaim Bloom, Jason McLeod, Amiel Sawdaye, and Kim Ng.

The Giants fired GM Bobby Evans in September and are reportedly interested in making a “big splash” to restructure the front office. The Giants have had back-to-back losing seasons and may have to head into a rebuilding mode with an aging roster and one of baseball’s weaker minor league systems.

Zaidi currently ranks behind president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman in the Dodgers’ front office pecking order. He would presumably be the top dog if he were to join the Giants’ front office.

Chris Paddack loses no-hit bid in eighth inning vs. Marlins

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Update (9:16 PM ET): Aaaaaand it’s over. Just like that. Starlin Castro led off the eighth inning with a solo home run to left field. That ends the shutout bid as well, obviously.

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Padres starter Chris Paddack has kept the Marlins hitless through seven innings on Wednesday evening in Miami. The right-hander has allowed two base runners on a throwing error and a walk while striking out seven on 82 pitches.

The Padres’ offense provided Paddack with three runs of support, all coming in the fourth on Greg Garcia‘s RBI single and a two-run home run by Austin Hedges.

Paddack, 23, entered Wednesday’s start carrying a 2.84 ERA with an 87/18 K/BB ratio across 82 1/3 innings in his rookie campaign.

Among all 30 teams, the Padres are the only one without a no-hitter. They came into the league in 1969. The Marlins were last victims of a no-hitter on September 28, 2014 when Jordan Zimmermann — then with the Nationals — accomplished the feat.