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MLB Injury News:
The San Francisco Giants scratched third baseman Pablo Sandoval from last night’s lineup against the Boston Red Sox as he was dealing
with a sore back. Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters – including Chris Haft of MLB.com – that he could have used Sandoval as a pinch-hitter, indicating that
the injury wasn’t severe.
The Giants will re-evaluate Sandoval today before a decision
is made on the third baseman’s availability for the finale against the Red Sox.
It’s especially poor timing for Sandoval, who was hitting .414 with seven RBI
over his last eight games.
Injuries have been a problem for Sandoval throughout his
career, but he’s been healthy more often than not in 2013, starting 105 of the
Giants’ 125 games. Over 448 plate appearances this season, the 27-year-old hit
.266/.321/.384 with 21 doubles and nine home runs.
To replace Sandoval, shortstop Brandon Crawford moved up
from the No. 8 spot to fill in for the slugger in the No. 6 hole. Sandoval was
replaced at the hot corner by Joaquin Arias, who batted eighth.
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Your browser does not support iframes. With the San Francisco Giants losing 7-0 to the Boston Red Sox in the top of the ninth inning at AT&T Park on Monday, a Giants ball girl temporarily forgot that it isn’t her job to catch foul popups for the home team and that instead, she’s just supposed […]The post Giants ball girl wants to be part of the action, interferes on foul...
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