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Freddy Sanchez given second epidural, still out indefinitely

May 27, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

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The setbacks continue for Freddy Sanchez.

According to’s Andrew Baggarly, Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Sunday that the 34-year-old second baseman was given a second epidural in his ailing lower back a few days ago and remains shut down indefinitely.

“We’re not giving up on it,” Bochy told reporters on Sunday morning. “But it’s obviously a setback. We can’t tell you when he’ll be back on the field.”

Sanchez hasn’t appeared in a major league game since dislocating his right shoulder last June while diving for a ground ball. And it is now safe to wonder whether he’s going to be able to return this year.

San Francisco second basemen have combined for a brutal .198/.247/.215 batting line so far in 2012.

  1. henny66 - May 28, 2012 at 11:30 AM

    As a Giants fan, I can tell you we’ll take Freddy Sanchez with his arm amputated and he’ll still be more productive than Ryan Theriot and Emmanuel Burris combined. The production at second base has been abysmal this year.

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