Sandoval (elbow) will make his Cactus League debut as a designated hitter on Friday against the Rockies, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sandoval has continued to make successful progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and is still expected to return to game action at third base around late April. Playing in the National League, the 33-year-old won't have many opportunities to DH, but he could serve as a valuable switch-hitting option off the bench until he's ready to return to the diamond. The team isn't expected to rush the veteran back given Evan Longoria's experience playing the hot corner, but an earlier return than previously expected hasn't been ruled out by the Giants if things continue to go well.
President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi said Sandoval (elbow) is on track to return about one month into the regular season, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Sandoval is making solid progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and the team hasn't ruled out an earlier return if things continue to go well. The veteran third baseman, who hit .268/.313/.507 with 14 home runs in 296 plate appearances last season, figures to compete with Evan Longoria for playing time once healthy.
Sandoval (elbow) signed a $2 million minor-league contract with the Giants on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Sandoval is expected to make the big-league roster assuming the recovery process from Tommy John surgery in September goes accordingly. According to Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic, the veteran infielder recently started playing catch and still has significant work to do in his recovery. The 33-year-old third baseman hit .268/.313/.507 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI during 296 plate appearances in 2019. If Sandoval does in fact make the team, his main competition for playing time will come against fellow veteran and three-time All-Star Evan Longoria.
Sandoval officially underwent surgery on his right elbow Wednesday to repair his UCL and have loose bodies removed, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sandoval returned from the injured list Sunday to have one final at-bat before embarking on the recovery from Tommy John surgery. The 33-year-old returned to the IL on Tuesday and is expected to spend a good portion of the 2020 season rehabbing from the operation.
Sandoval (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sandoval was able to log one more at-bat this season Sunday against the Padres in a pinch-hit appearance, but his year will come to an end after being placed on the injured list. He's set to undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss a good chunk of the 2020 campaign while rehabbing.
Sandoval (elbow) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Sandoval is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, but he'll rejoin the Giants for the final contest of their homestand Sunday versus the Padres. He's expected to enter the contest as a pinch hitter in what will amount of a final sendoff in front of the San Francisco crowd before he hits free agency this offseason, per Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News. Since the procedure is to Sandoval's throwing elbow, he'll likely be sidelined for a good portion of the 2020 campaign.
Sandoval (elbow) is expected to take some swings Thursday and could be available as a pinch hitter beginning Sunday before he undergoes surgery, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sandoval is scheduled to undergo surgery next week, but skipper Bruce Bochy hasn't ruled out using the third baseman in a pinch-hit role before he goes under the knife. In a best-case scenario, he'll receive an at-bat or two before his season comes to an end.
Sandoval (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery during the first week of September, Maria I. Guardado of MLB.com reports.
Sandoval has been sidelined about two weeks with the injury to his right elbow and illustrated no real improvement in his recovery, so he visited Dr. Neal ElAttrache earlier this week and received the surgery recommendation. The procedure will end his season and should keep the veteran infielder sidelined for a good portion of the 2020 campaign as well. Sandoval had a resurgent 2019 with a .269/.314/.509 slash line and 14 home runs in 295 plate appearances.
Sandoval (elbow) has not had any improvement with his elbow injury, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manager Bruce Bochy provided a discouraging update on Sandoval's recovery following Saturday's game, saying that the 33-year-old's injury is not improving as he deals with the right-elbow inflammation that has kept him sidelined since Aug. 11. A timetable for his return has not yet been determined, but it wouldn't be surprising if Sandoval were not ready to return from the 10-day injured list when first eligible.
Sandoval is scheduled to meet with another doctor Friday night regarding his injured elbow, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Sandoval has yet to see any improvement in his elbow since landing on the injured list Wednesday, so he'll meet with another doctor to discuss his options moving forward. A timetable for his return should be established once the next step in his recovery is determined.
Sandoval (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
This was expected after an MRI revealed Sandoval is dealing with bone chips in his right elbow. The veteran infielder received a cortisone shot over the weekend but has shown little improvement since. Sandoval is hoping to return down the stretch, though he remains without a concrete timetable for his return. In a corresponding move, Alex Dickerson (oblique) was activated from the IL.
Sandoval (elbow) will likely be placed on the 10-day injured list, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Sandoval underwent an MRI over the weekend which revealed bone chips in his right elbow. The infielder received a cortisone shot Sunday, but it sounds like he's headed to the shelf after showing little improvement. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Sandoval doesn't know how long he'll be sidelined due to the issue, though he's hoping to return for the stretch run.
Sandoval is dealing with right elbow inflammation, though he'll be available to pinch hit Sunday night against the Phillies if needed, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Luckily, the Giants will benefit from an off day Monday, so Sandoval may be ready to rejoin the starting lineup for his team's series opener with the Athletics. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.
Sandoval went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Washington.
Sandoval was held out of the starting lineup, but he was still able to make an impact in the box score after entering the game as part of a double switch in the seventh inning. The 33-year-old's run of regular playing time has gone by the wayside following the activation of Evan Longoria from the injured list Sunday. That said, the Panda has been outperforming Longoria offensively this season (.271/.316/.515 compared to .239/.314/.439), so if the latter is unable to pick things up at the plate in the coming weeks, then a timeshare at the hot corner could develop as the Giants try to cling on to their playoff hopes.
Sandoval is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies.
With Evan Longoria (foot) returning from the 10-day injured list and immediately reclaiming the starting job at third base, Sandoval is expected to settle back into a full-time reserve role moving forward, serving as a backup at both corner-infield spots. During his three-week run as a lineup regular, Sandoval slashed .261/.320/.449 with three home runs, seven RBI and 10 runs in 18 games.
Sandoval isn't in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Sandoval is in line for a day off after collecting base knocks in each of his last three contests. Zach Green will start at the hot corner and hit eighth in Sandoval's absence.
Sandoval's regular playing time just increased after manager Bruce Bochy said that Evan Longoria (foot) is still 10-to-14 days away from returning to action, Ken Crowley of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Longoria was initially expected to return on the team's upcoming road trip, but the new timetable opens up some more playing time for Sandoval. The Panda went 1-for-4 with an RBI in Saturday's 5-1 loss to San Diego, and he is slashing .240/.283/.420 with two homers in the 12 games since taking over for Longoria.
Sandoval went 2-for-2 with a go-ahead home run and a double in Friday's 2-1 extra-innings win over the Padres.
Sandoval pinch-hit for Zach Green in the ninth inning and stayed in as a defensive replacement, but his biggest contribution was a solo shot off Padres reliever Logan Allen in the 11th. It's Panda's 13th homer of the season to go with 37 RBI and 39 runs scored in 95 games this year. The third baseman is hitting only .212 in 66 at-bats in July, as he's cooled off while the Giants have come alive as a team.
Sandoval isn't in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Padres, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
Sandoval will get a rare day off after going 0-for-3 on Thursday against the Cubs. Zach Green gets the nod at the hot corner and is set to bat sixth in Sandoval's absence.
Sandoval went 1-for-6 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-4 extra-innings win over the Cubs.
After missing a chance to end the game in the 10th when he grounded out with the bases loaded to end the inning, Sandoval made no mistake in the 13th, smashing the first pitch he saw from Brad Brach just over the wall in left field. The 32-year-old will continue to man third base while Evan Longoria (foot) is on the shelf, but Sandoval's .261/.302/.500 slash line with 12 homers and 36 RBI through 93 games is little more than adequate in a starting role.
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