Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • Tennis

Pablo Sandoval aggravates elbow injury; opening day in doubt

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Pablo Sandoval's status for opening day is up in the air. (USATSI)

While playing in his first game since March 16, Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval aggravated his right elbow injury in Friday night's exhibition against the Athletics according to Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News. He felt soreness after grounding out in the fourth inning.

“He said there was a little discomfort, so we shut him down,'' said manager Bruce Bochy. Earlier in the day, Sandoval said he was confident he would be with the team on opening day against the Dodgers, but he acknowledged they will take it day-by-day after the game.

In Sandoval's place, the Giants figure to use backup infielder Nick Noonan at third base. The 23-year-old was informed on Friday that he had made the club despite being optioned to Triple-A earlier in spring training. He took advantage of some extra playing time in recent weeks and impressed the team.

Sandoval, 26, hit .283/.342/.447 (124 OPS+) with 12 homers in 108 games last season as the team's primary No. 3 hitter. Noonan hit .296/.347/.416 in 129 games at Triple-A Fresno last season.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 17, 2014
MLB Power rankings 9/17 (5:47)
1 September 16, 2014
Papelbon suspended
(0:57)
2 September 16, 2014
MLB Top 10 players of the second half
(3:37)
3 September 16, 2014
Gary Sheffield talks about his career
(17:05)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now