Found May 25, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
San Francisco Giants reliever Santiago Casilla has been dealing with a cyst in his knee for some time, but now it sounds as though he may actually undergo surgery to deal with the problem. According to Steve Corkran of the San Jose Mercury News, Giants manager Bruce Bochy is seriously considering surgery for the right-hander. An operation would require around four weeks recovery time for Casilla. "That's a strong possibility, to be honest," Bochy said of the surgery option. "But we're still weighing the other options before we go this way." Casilla went on the DL on May 22nd after initially trying to pitch through the problem. Chris Haft of MLB.com says that the non-surgical possibilities for Casilla which the Giants are still considering would keep him out for less time, likely around two weeks, but are not considered to be permanent solutions. The Giants were expected to make an announcement after Friday night's game against the Rockies but no information has emerged at present. With Casilla out, Jean Machi and Sandy Rosario, who was promoted when Casilla went on the DL, are among the relievers who figure to see a more prominent role. If long reliever Chad Gaudin moves to the rotation to cover for the injured Ryan Vogelsong, the Giants will need even more innings out of the likes of Machi and Rosario. Haft noted that GM Brian Sabean suggested Gaudin could spot-start on Tuesday to buy the Giants time to find a longer-term replacement for Vogelsong. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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