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Another Giant down: Freddy Sanchez dislocates shoulder against Reds

Jun 11, 2011, 2:58 AM EDT

Freddy Sanchez injured AP

Already down Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Mike Fontenot, the Giants lost another member of their lineup Friday when Freddy Sanchez suffered a dislocated right shoulder making a diving stab against the Reds.

He’ll undergo an MRI on Saturday to check for ligament damage.

Sanchez, who is hitting .289/.332/.397 this season, will probably end up on the DL regardless, but the status of his ligaments will go a long way towards determining just how much time he’ll miss.

If there’s any positive, it’s that he injured the opposite shoulder from the one on which he underwent surgery each of the last two offseasons.

With Sanchez down, the Giants will be especially eager to get Pablo Sandoval and Mike Fontenot back.  Unfortunately, Fontenot suffered a setback with his left groin injury during a rehab appearance Friday for Triple-A Fresno.  If it’s significant, then he won’t be taking over at second base for Sanchez next week.

The Giants should have Sandoval back at third by Tuesday, potentially freeing up Miguel Tejada if the team wants to give him a crash course at second base.  Emmanuel Burriss figures to start there in the meantime.

  1. joelgold - Jun 11, 2011 at 5:08 AM

    That’s a shame. Freddy has been very steady at the plate and in the field. Hope it turns out to not be too serious as the Giants can’t afford to lose another key piece of the team right now. Get well soon, Freddy!

  2. writtenbyross - Jun 11, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    “We’ve got to change the rules and eliminate defense.This senseless pressure to get people out is causing injury to our players.Our game should evolve past that. And if that I never see the ground that injured Freddy again it will be too soon.” – Brian Sabean

    • sonoco - Jun 11, 2011 at 11:01 AM

      yawn . . . yet another Giant hater predictably reaching for the low hanging fruit.

    • tomemos - Jun 11, 2011 at 12:36 PM

      Giants fan who thinks this was well-written enough not to be stale, despite the well-worn material.

  3. kaitplace - Jun 11, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    ross you beat me to it!!!!! perfect!!

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