(NEW YORK) — The San Francisco Giants were hoping that second baseman Freddy Sanchez would help add some pop to their lineup, but he has suffered another setback in his recovery. Sanchez has been shutdown indefinitely because of a strain in his right shoulder and also received a second epidural in his lower back a few days ago.
The 34-year old Sanchez hasn’t played at all this season, and hasn’t appeared in a game since last June. He dislocated his right shoulder after diving for a ground ball and hasn’t been able to get on the field since.
“We’re not giving up on it,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “But it’s obviously a setback. We can’t tell you when he’ll be back on the field.”
Without Sanchez, the Giants are in second place in the NL West Division. They rank 18th in the Majors in runs, but Giants second basemen this season are hitting just .198 this season.
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Jill Martin, CNN
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