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Nate Schierholtz plans to play through fractured foot

Aug 24, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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Nate Schierholtz fouled a ball off his right foot Sunday and an MRI exam Monday revealed a fracture, but the Giants outfielder is apparently going to play through the injury.

Schierholtz told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that his foot felt much better yesterday and doctors have assured him there’s no further risk of injury, so he’s hoping to be available again after taking a couple more days off.

Schierholtz had been playing nearly every day as the Giants’ primary right fielder, but with Carlos Beltran finally healthy again his role was going to be significantly diminished even before the fracture.

  1. tom-a-hawk - Aug 24, 2011 at 11:36 AM

    Gamer.

  2. feartherallythong - Aug 24, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Actually, it’s been fun watching him learn how to hit Major League pitching this year, and become a good enough hitter (defense was always good) to crack the lineup.

  3. yournuts - Aug 24, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    Nate Schierholtz is a much better option than Carlos Beltran for the Giants. The Beltran move was a huge mistake for the Giants, if they want to admit it or not. Beltran is not the same player he was 5 years ago. If the game is on the line, I rather see Nate Schierholtz batting rather than Carlos Beltran!

    • rhandome - Aug 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM

      I see how you got your name. You’re nuts. I love Nate, but c’mon man:

      Nate: .278/.326/.430 (in the best season he’s ever had)
      Beltran: .283/.378/.494 (and he’s put up production like this for years)

      Beltran was, far and away, the best available hitter, and we got him. Not sure how that qualifies as a mistake. Hit a bunch of dingers, Carlos!

  4. yournuts - Aug 24, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    Beltran has zero motivation to be here. In fact he dislikes it here knowing that this is a temporary place to be. He has more time on the DL the last 3 years than ANYONE in the NL. His numbers came from hitting in a Mets lineup that featured decent hitters. Nate is a local guy that always seems to come up with the big hit. Who do you want in Right field, a rifle arm of Nate or Beltran? Game on line I want Nate hitting for me, not some wash up star.

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