Found September 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
San Francisco Giants' third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who has had back problems all season,  left Saturday's loss to the Yankees with tightness in his lower back. As reported by Chris Haft of, Sandoval had two of the Giants six hits off of Ivan Nova, but was replaced in the field in the bottom of the eighth inning by Nick Noonan.  It is uncertain as to whether or not Sandoval will be ready for Sunday's series finale. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval's back "flared up on him". Sandoval has been hampered with injury problems the past three seasons. He appeared in only 117 games in 2011, 108 in 2012 and 135 this season.  He best season was in 2009 when he batted .330 with 25 home runs an 90 runs batted in. This season, Sandoval is batting .272 with 13 home runs and 75 runs batted in.  Last season, Sandoval was a .283 hitter with 12 home runs and 63 runs batted in. For his career, he is a .297 hitter with 89 home runs and 385 runs batted in.

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