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Freddy Sanchez expected to undergo shoulder surgery

Aug 1, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

Freddy Sanchez injured AP

Freddy Sanchez has been out since June 10 with a shoulder injury and the increasing likelihood that he’ll need season-ending surgery played a part in the Giants bringing in veteran middle infielders Jeff Keppinger and Orlando Cabrera via trades.

Asked yesterday about Sanchez’s odds of playing again this season, general manager Brian Sabean described the second baseman as “behind the eight-ball with each passing day” and added that “it doesn’t look good.”

Since being acquired from the Pirates in mid-2009 he’s played in just 196 of a possible 330 games due to knee and shoulder injuries, all while earning about $15 million, and Sanchez is under contract for $6 million next season thanks to an extension–the second one he agreed to since the trade–signed on April 1.

  1. yournuts - Aug 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM

    I understand the Jeff Keppinger trade but I don’t understand the Carlos Beltran trade? Bad knees, and his numbers are not that much better than the guys he is taking time away from, Cody Ross and Nate Schierholtz. I think that Nate Schierholtz is doing a great job and to see him move to left field and split time with Cody Ross will hurt the chemistry of this team. Beltran’s bat is supposed to add protection for Huff and the Panda but I don’t see anyone that concerned with Carlos Beltran’s bat anymore. Anyway I see Carlos Beltran going on the DL soon, as he had the last 3 seasons with the Mets. Met fans remember what he was like 5 years ago but he is not the same player. Some people even talk about his lack of hustle.

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