Beaten Giants fan showing improvement

Beaten Giants fan showing improvement

Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was beaten on Opening Day and has been hospitalized since, now can lift his arms and legs, and he is able to respond to commands, the Stow family announced on its website.

"[His sister] Bonnie asked Bryan if she could have a kiss and every time she asked him, he puckered his lips," the family wrote on the website.

Stow, 42, remains in a San Francisco hospital.

His most recent good news comes on the same day the two men accused of beating Stow pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in Los Angeles, according to The Associated Press. Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, have been charged with mayhem, assault, battery and other charges.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.