Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pablo Sandoval Watch: Fractured Hamate Bone, Out 4-6 Weeks

Sandoval owners, who are you looking at to replace him? Chris Johnson, Chris Davis, Mike Moustakas, Conor Gillaspie or Will Middlebrooks?

UPDATE: Surgery is set for Friday.  Conor Gillaspie has been called up and will play third base for the Giants.  Gillaspie is currently the 29th best AAA hitter.

It was April 30, 2011 that he broke the hamate bone in his right hand.  He did not play in the Majors again until June 14.  This time he fractured the hamate bone in his left hand.

Pablo Sandoval a.k.a Kung Fu Panda, left after his at bat last night and was seen wearing a brace later on.  San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy did not seem to optimistic about the potential diagnosis.

"He took a swing and had quite a bit of pain and had to come out," Bochy said. "We'll know more (Thursday). There's a lot of concern here. We know what this guy means to our club and our offense.
"I have a lot of concern, but you hope for the best. We're hoping to get some good news."
Sandoval had played every inning defensively this season before exiting. This isn't the first time he has injured himself while swinging a bat; he was placed on the disabled list last May with a fractured hamate bone in his right hand. He had surgery on the hand last May 3 and did not return until June 14. - Mercury News


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