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Pablo Sandoval Placed on 15-Day DL

Denis Poroy/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a broken bone in his left hand.

"Tough news for us and Pablo," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "I feel for him, particularly the way he has been playing and swinging the bat.  You just don't replace a bat like Pablo's. There are few guys in Major League Baseball who can do the things he can do with the bat."

Sandoval came out of Wednesday's game against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning after saying his hand was sore.  An MRI exam and CT scan revealed the fracture. Sandoval will have surgery on Friday and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

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