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Foot injury sends Pablo Sandoval to the disabled list

Jun 11, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

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As expected the Giants have placed Pablo Sandoval on the disabled list, but they’re calling the injury a strained left foot despite team president Larry Baer saying during a radio interview this morning that the third baseman had a “hairline fracture.”

Andrew Baggarly of reports that Sandoval is wearing a walking boot in the clubhouse, but adds that his “limp is barely noticeable.”

Joaquin Arias is starting at third base tonight and the Giants have also called up Triple-A infielder Nick Noonan, but neither player is anyone’s idea of a starting-caliber third baseman.

Sandoval hit .289 with eight homers and a .753 OPS in 57 games before the injury and this will be his fourth DL stint in three seasons.

  1. specialkindofstupid - Jun 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    I make a lot of jokes at Pablo Sandoval’s expense, but I hope he has a quick recovery.

    I also hope he’s learned his lesson about cooking bacon in a George Foreman grill while in bed.

  2. sisqsage - Jun 11, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    As a Giants fan it would be nice to see this guy make it through a whole season without going on the DL. What’s it been now three years in a row? His lack of interest in conditioning is troubling for a guy whose team has built a lot of its marketing around (Panda hats, have they done a bobblehead yet?). There’s been a constant disconnect between the love affair the fans have of this guy and what he actually does on the field. He was MIA in the 2010 playoffs (weight) and has been hurt a lot the last two years which cut into his stats, and now this. We saw what he could do in the WS last year, when healthy, but it is fair to ask now has much of that are Bochy and the fans going to get in the future? Buster needs protection in the batting order, not a Panda who makes yearly trips to the DL, and doesn’t care if he is always out of shape.

  3. stevequinn - Jun 12, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Stress fracture from carrying all that weight.

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