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Freddy Sanchez targeting May 11 return to Giants

Apr 23, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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Freddy Sanchez has had so many false starts and setbacks with his surgically repaired shoulder that recovery timetables seem sort of silly at this point, but the Giants have a new one anyway.

Sanchez’s minor-league rehab assignment begins today and manager Bruce Bochy told Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com that the Giants have mapped out an 18-day plan that would have him returning from the disabled list on May 11.

At one point this offseason Sanchez and the Giants were hopeful that he could get back in time for Opening Day, but he’s now nearly 10 months removed from surgery. Emmanuel Burriss has emerged as the Giants’ primary second baseman in Sanchez’s absence, with Ryan Theriot also getting some starts, but they’ve combined to bat just .250 with zero extra-base hits and a .541 OPS.

  1. nogoodtomedead - Apr 23, 2012 at 3:38 PM

    Well I’m glad Freddy and his glass joints are on the way to bring that extra-base pop the Giants need! Watch out outfield walls of the National League, get ready for some frozen ropes from Sanchez!

  2. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Apr 23, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    Bruce Bochy ought to be excited. Soon he’ll have another washed-up veteran on whom he can waste at-bats while Brandon Belt rots away on the bench.

    • SOBEIT - Apr 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      Not to worry, they have forecasted the return of FSanchez to the DL by May 12th.

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