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Pablo Sandoval back with VWL squad after health scare

Jan 19, 2013, 10:47 PM EST

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Good news out of the Venezuelan Winter League.

According to Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News, Pablo Sandoval has returned to the starting lineup for Navegantes del Magallanes following a short stay in a local hospital. He was diagnosed with colitis (swelling of the large intestine) but got over the painful symptoms it was causing in just a few days.

Sandoval, a native of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, went 8-for-35 (.229/.325/.343) during the VWL’s regular season. His team is now in the playoffs.

The 26-year-old third baseman batted .283/.342/.447 with 12 home runs, 25 doubles and 63 RBI in 442 plate appearances last year for the World Series-champion Giants. “Kung Fu Panda” owns a solid .303/.353/.490 career batting line in the major leagues.

  1. yankeepunk3000 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    its funny how high his OBP is considering he swings ay everything…if he would lose some wieght and keep it off he would be a big threat in that Giants line up. watched him since he came up and still a huge fan of his, so always hoping to see him healthier and playing some great D.

    • branonw - Jan 22, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      3 homeruns in 1 world series game need I say more

  2. cowboysoldiertx - Jan 20, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Hes a good guy that just struggles with his weight. Most people do.

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