GLENDALE — The following are updates on area
San Francisco would like to have Sanchez in the lineup, but is in a holding pattern.
Sanchez and the Giants (57-42) are still waiting to find out if he will return this season. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Sanchez and San Francisco aren't any closer to reaching a decision as to whether Sanchez will undergo surgery or continue rehabilitation in Arizona.
"We've got to decide in the next week or two," Giants trainer Dave Groeschner told the Mercury News on Saturday.
Sanchez opted not to have surgery shortly after the injury occurred and chose rehabbing the shoulder in the chance of him returning to the lineup.
San Francisco General Manager
If Sanchez has surgery, he would need about eight months to recover, Groeschner told the Mercury News. He might miss part of next season while recovering, though he's reportedly been taking batting practice in an indoor cage and playing catch.
Sanchez is batting .289 (69 for 239) with three home runs and 24 runs batted in this season. In 60 games, he's recorded 15 doubles and scored 21 runs. He sports a .988 fielding percentage.
McCarthy faced 22 batters and threw 85 pitches, including 57 for strikes before being relieved by Joey Devine. He struck out four.
McCarthy said he had trouble adjusting to the weather conditions, as the heat index reached 99 degrees.
"I've never felt like that before," McCarthy told the Associated Press. "It was like pitching while wearing a heavy blanket. I never got comfortable."
McCarthy won his previous start against the visiting
In his previous nine starts, McCarthy was 0-5 with a 4.14 earned-run average.
"I'm not shy with how much I hate the win-loss stat … but it's just nice to get us a win again," McCarthy told the Associated Press after beating the Angels.
McCarthy is 2-5 with a 3.74 ERA and has struck out 57 and walked 14 in 86 2/3 innings.
Oakland (43-55) is in third place in the
Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) relief pitcher,
On July 8 against the visiting
Estrada's fortunes turned July 9 against the Reds. He surrendered five runs (two earned) in the 10th inning in an 8-4 defeat against the Reds. He allowed six hits.
Estrada last pitched two innings of scoreless relief Tuesday in Milwaukee's 11-3 win against Arizona. He struck out four of the six batters he faced.
Entering Thursday's game, Estrada is 2-6 with a 4.55 earned-run average. He's struck out 56 and walked 23 in 61 1/3 innings for the Brewers, who are 53-46 and in first place in the National League's Central Division.
Milwaukee will next face the San Francisco Giants in a three-game series beginning today.
It wasn't clear when Slaten, who last pitched June 3 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, would return.