Mar 19, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT
Giants manager Bruce Bochy finally acknowledged the obvious on Friday, stating that second baseman Freddy Sanchez will likely be sidelined until the “end of April, first of May.”
Sanchez, who was inked to a two-year, $12 million contract in November, underwent surgery on his left shoulder in December, and to this point, has only progressed to hitting off a tee.
In need of a boost for their anemic offense last July, the Giants acquired Sanchez from the Pirates in exchange for prospect right-hander Tim Alderson. So far, they’ve had a pretty rotten return.
Luckily, the Giants were able to re-sign utility man Juan Uribe just weeks after Sanchez’s surgery, so he’ll be able to fill-in at second base until Sanchez is able to return to the lineup.
- Clayton Kershaw cleared to begin rehab assignment on Friday at High-A Rancho Cucamonga 1
- Michael Pineda ejected in second inning for pine tar on neck, facing a 10-game suspension 82
- Mark Trumbo diagnosed with stress fracture in foot 7
- Josh Johnson needs a second Tommy John surgery 21
- Sammy Sosa wasn’t invited to Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday 45
- Josh Lueke is a rapist. How often does that bear repeating? (200)
- Benches clear in Pittsburgh after the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez bat flips a third-inning triple (183)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (169)
- Michael Pineda ejected in second inning for pine tar on neck, facing a 10-game suspension (116)
- Chipper Jones chimed in on the Carlos Gomez incident (111)