• by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Giants place 2B Joe Panik on 60-day DL

    Giants infielder Joe Panik (back) was placed on the 60-day DL on Wednesday, John Shea of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Manager Bruce Bochy had suggested Panik's season was likely over following his latest setback, but this roster move makes it official. It's a tough way for his sophomore season to end, but Panik turned in strong production when on the field, batting .312/.378/.455 with eight homers and 37 RBI. Kelby Tomlinson will remain the starting second baseman the rest of the way.

  • by CBSSports.com Staff | CBSSports.com

    Giants INF Kelby Tomlison continues to see bulk of playing time

    With Joe Panik (back) likely being shut down for the season, Giants infielder Kelby Tomlinson will see regular playing time down the stretch. Tomlinson has done a nice job in Panik's stead, slashing .295/.351/.410 in 105 at-bats. He can provide help in both the batting average and stolen base departments down the stretch.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Giants 2B Joe Panik (back) could be finished for 2015

    Giants second baseman Joe Panik underwent an MRI on his ailing back on Monday. Panik has not played since leaving Wednesday's game with back discomfort. But he also spent over a month on the disabled list with the back injury, and manager Bruce Bochy acknowledged that Panik may not return this season, according to Comcast Bay Area.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Joe Panik leaves Wednesday's game with back issue

    Discomfort in his back caused Giants infielder Joe Panik to leave Wednesday's loss to the D-Backs prematurely, reports CSN Bay Area. Panik went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts before exiting. He will be reevaluated Thursday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Joe Panik homers in return to lineup Tuesday

    Giants infielder Joe Panik made his first start Tuesday since Aug. 1 and he made the most of his chances. Panik went 2 for 3 with a walk, double and home run during Tuesday's win over D-Backs. He scored two runs and drove in two. Panik was recently activated off the disabled list after dealing with a back issue. Panik suffered a sprained right index finger during Tuesday's contest, but he remained in the game, reports The San Francisco Chronicle.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Giants activate 2B Joe Panik (back) off DL

    The Giants officially activated second baseman Joe Panik off the disabled list Monday, and expect him to be in the lineup for their game against the Diamondbacks. Panik missed a little more than a month with a lower back injury. The second baseman has posted an impressive .309/.374/.443 batting line with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 56 runs scored in 97 games this season for the Giants.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Giants to activate Jeremy Affeldt on Monday; expect to get Joe Panik back

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said pitcher Jeremy Affeldt will be activated from the disabled list before Monday's game, reports the San Jose Mercury News. Affeldt was dealing with a knee issue, which landed him on the disabled list in August. Meanwhile, the team hopes to also have infielder Joe Panik back for Monday's game. Panik is on the DL with a back injury, which has kept him out since Aug. 1.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Giants 2B Joe Panik (back) has rehab stint delayed

    Second baseman Joe Panik has had his rehab stint slowed as he tries to recover from a back injury that has sidelined him since Aug. 1, per CSN Bay Area. Panik will remain with the team through their upcoming series against the Dodgers, which begins Monday, before joining Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday. The team is hoping to have Panik return when they start a series in Arizona on Sept. 7. Panik is slashing .309/.374/.443 this season.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Joe Panik expected to return to Giants first week in September

    Giants second baseman Joe Panik is nearing a return to the field. Panik has been out since August 1 with back issues. On Saturday, manager Bruce Bochy said he hopes Panik will rejoin the team the first week in September, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Joe Panik making progress from back injury

    Giants second baseman Joe Panik was able to play catch Wednesday and will begin taking swings over the weekend, reports CSN Bay Area. Panik has been out since Aug. 1 after experiencing a back issue.