San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval Fractures Wrist

Adam BernacchioAnalyst IIIMay 2, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 24:  Pablo Sandoval #48 of the San Francisco Giants in action against the Atlanta Braves at AT&T Park on April 24, 2011 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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I am not even a San Francisco Giants fan, but this news really stinks.

The Kung Fu Pando has a fractured wrist

The Giants placed 3B Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day DL with a fractured hamate bone in his right wrist. Sandoval went for a MRI on Saturday and the MRI revealed the fracture. He is expected to be out four-to-six weeks.

I say this move stinks because you hate to see a guy who worked his tail off in the offseason in order to get back in shape and be the player he was the year before, go down early in the season.

Sandoval was well on his way to a bounce back season. He was hitting .313/.374/.530 with five HR’s in 83 plate appearances.

Sandoval might still have a bounce back season, but he’s going to need to wait at least four weeks to continue his season.

Now, where do the Giants go from here?

For starters, they are going to move the statue otherwise known as Miguel Tejada from short to third and put Mike Fontenot to short.

They also called up Ryan Rohlinger from Triple-A Fresno Sunday. I don’t think any of these guys are the long-term answer for the Giants.

If I was a betting man, I would lay wood on Jose Reyes being in a Giants’ uniform by August. I just feel Reyes would fit the Giants perfectly and the Giants might have some pieces the New York Mets want.

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