Sidelined since June 10th, Sanchez sustained the injury while laying out for a sharp grounder in a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Originally Sanchez was diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder, but more extensive damage was later discovered.
After the hitting the disabled list, Sanchez attempted rehab to try and avoid surgery, but was unable to get around the procedure that ended up repairing his right labrum. San Francisco now expects the 33 year old to be able to return for them by Spring Training.
Before the injury, Sanchez posted a line of .289/.332/.397 over 60 games. While those aren’t overwhelming numbers, he was one of San Francisco’s top offensive players as the team dealt with injuries and lack of production.
The club also brought in Orlando Cabrera this weekend, who had been manning second for the Indians in 2011. However, Cabrera will move back to shortstop for the Giants, as he and Keppinger will form a new up the middle combo in San Fran.
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