Pablo Sandoval Injury: Updates on Giants Star's Foot

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistJune 9, 2013

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is rejoining the club on Monday following a stint on the disabled list for an injured foot.


UPDATE: Monday, June 24, at 10:35 a.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Pablo Sandoval has been activated by the Giants, according to NBC's Craig Calcaterra.

After two weeks on the DL Pablo Sandoval has been activated by the Giants. To make room for him the Giants optioned Nick Noonan to Fresno. Sandoval hit .289 with eight homers and a .753 OPS in 57 games before the foot injury derailed him.

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 23, at 7:17 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

Good news for Giants fans, as a familiar face will be rejoining the roster tomorrow, per Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle passes along this quote from Bruce Bochy, who says Sandoval will be asked to drop weight:

Bochy also provided clarity on the nature of Sandoval's injury, via Comcast Sports' Andrew Baggarly:

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 11, at 3:40 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Sandoval has officially been placed on the DL with a strained foot, according to the Giants' official Twitter feed

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 11, at 2:35 p.m. ET by Kyle Vassalo

According to the Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic, Larry Baer claims the Giants don't believe the injury—which he classified as a hairline fracture—had to do with Sandoval's weight:

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As CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly reported, it's likely that Sandoval has re-aggravated a foot strain that forced him to miss four games from May 31-June 3.

The injury, while disappointing, might provide the "Kung Fu Panda" with a welcome breather. According to Hardball Talk, the slugger has sported a slash line of .195/.233/.195 in 43 plate appearances since May 22.

On the season, the former World Series MVP is hitting .289 with eight home runs and 37 RBI with an on-base percentage of .326. The Giants are 1-2 in the three games that Sandoval has played since originally returning to the lineup with just two runs scored.

Sandoval was replaced in the lineup by utility man Joaquin Arias, who is hitting just .226 with four RBI in 53 at-bats on the season.

The Giants are 3-7 in their last 10 games and locked in an intense race in the NL West. At 3.5 games behind the division leading Diamondbacks and a half-game behind the second-place Colorado Rockies, the Giants will be looking to get one of their biggest bats back in prime condition as soon as possible.

Be sure to check back here for the latest updates on Sandoval's foot as information becomes available.