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Monday, August 18, 2014

Giants Injury Update: Hector Sanchez to be evaluated after another foul tip

By on 8/18/2014 07:00:00 PM

The San Francisco Giants enter a series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field tomorrow with a record of 65-58, second in the National League West. At three and a half games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers with 39 games left, the Giants have time to make a run. But they need better production from an offense that is 22nd in the league in runs scored. They also need to remain healthy, something backup catcher Hector Sanchez has been unable to do. His bad luck continued over the weekend after taking a foul ball to the head and will be evaluated for a concussion.

Our own Darius Austin reported on August 16 that Sanchez continued to have a difficulty staying healthy even on his rehab assignment,.  He came out of Thursday's game with back spasms and was out of the lineup on Friday. 

The news keeps getting worse for Sanchez, as reported by Henry Schulman of, Sanchez returned to San Francisco for evaluation after taking another foul tip to the head on Saturday night.  According to Giants manager Bruce Bochy, Sanchez had dry heaves and was dizzy.

Bochy said the frequency at which Sanchez is being hit is unbelievable and something Bochy has never seen. But there is no doubt that Bochy is concerned.
. “He took a good one yesterday. We saw it. I think it’s going to be awhile for him.”
It appears that the best option for the Giants and for the long term health and baseball contribution of Sanchez, is to move him to the infield.

In 66 games with the Giants this season, Sanchez is batting .196 with three home runs and 28 RBI. He's a career .246 hitter with nine home runs and 82 RBI in 216 games. 

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