BURBANK — The
If the Giants are to repeat as champions, they'll likely have to do so without the services of the former Burbank High and Glendale Community College standout.
Sanchez, a second baseman and a former
In the fifth inning, Sanchez, a three-time All-Star, stopped a ground ball hit up the middle by
San Francisco Trainer Dave Groeschner said prior to Sunday's game against Cincinnati that Sanchez, who underwent surgery on his left shoulder in December, suffered damage to the labrum. Sanchez reportedly underwent an MRI Saturday.
The Giants said Sanchez will be examined soon by Dr. Gary Waslewski, who performed surgery on Sanchez's left shoulder, in Arizona. The Giants said their plan will be to check how Sanchez's shoulder responds to several weeks of rehab before deciding their next move.
"We'd like to avoid [surgery], but at this point we'll have to see," Groeschner told mlb.com. "We have to make sure he's good for next year, too."
To replace Sanchez, 33, the Giants signed veteran utility man
Several Giants, including relief pitcher
"It's never good to lose a player of the caliber of Freddy Sanchez," Romo told mlb.com. "You can't replace him. He's been the most consistent guy on our team on both sides of the ball."
Sanchez, who was acquired from the
The Giants enter today's road game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at 37-29 and in first place in the National League's West Division.