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Pablo Sandoval to begin rehab assignment Friday at Single-A

Jun 2, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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The Giants’ official Twitter feed passed along some good news this evening on third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has been sidelined since late April due to a fractured right hamate bone.

“Kung Fu Panda” is going to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday with Single-A San Jose. He will play two games there before moving along to Triple-A Fresno for another three to five games.

If all goes well, Sandoval could make his way back to the Giants’ starting lineup by next weekend.

The 24-year-old was batting .313/.374/.530 with 14 RBI through his first 91 plate appearances this season. With a healthier self and a completely revamped fitness plan, he should have no trouble getting back on track.

Giants starter Barry Zito is also ready to begin a rehab assignment. He’ll start Monday at Single-A San Jose.

  1. b453841l - Jun 2, 2011 at 7:49 PM

    Hopefully Pablo’s “91 late appearances” won’t warrant a suspension from management. He has already missed enough games with the injury.

    • Drew Silva - Jun 2, 2011 at 7:53 PM

      Haha, oops. Thanks.

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