Pablo Sandoval has been out of action for the past three days, and now is the time when the Giants are expected to make a decision regarding their corner infeilder.
However, as of noon Pacific time, there has been no announcment of whether Panda will have to sit out for two weeks, or if he should be ready to go in a matter days.
Sandoval was injured attempting to make a play on the ball as a first baseman against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. He tried to beat the runner by performing the splits, however it appeared he had hurt his groin while doing so.
One can assume that he will not participate in at least most of this weekend’s series against the Los Angeles Dodger. You can read a preview of that HERE. Regardless of the stint that he may have to do on the disable list, it is pretty apparent that the injury is not a huge deal, and he should fully recover sooner rather than later.
Sandoval so far this season is hitting .299. His shining moment this year was being apart of the group of Giant starters that helped (was the full reason) the National League over the American League in the 2012 All Star Game. He drove in a number of runs in the big first inning to clinch the game.
He has been a huge presence in the Giant lineup since 2010, when he helped lead his franchise to a World Series victory over the Texas Rangers. Now that the Giants seem to be on pace to at least compete for another WS appearance, it is important to get him back on the field healthy.
You can check back often here as we will have updates to his health. The Giants really could use him as they try to push their lead in the division as they enter August.