San Francisco Giants’ third baseman, Pablo Sandoval, was scratched about an hour before Sunday’s spring training game against the Colorado Rockies with right elbow soreness, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area.
The Giants don’t think the injury is serious, but that isn’t the official prognosis.
Bochy said Sandoval (elbow) had numbness in a couple of his fingers as well. “We think he’ll be fine, but there’s always some concern.”
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) March 18, 2013
According to Baggarly, Sandoval will likely undergo tests on Monday to determine how serious the injury actually is. Below is a brief passage for Baggarly’s report, summing up the string of events that has Sandoval on the shelf.
Sandoval said he felt discomfort on a throw that he bounced to second base Saturday; he remained in that game — and made another strong throw across the diamond, in fact — but said the soreness remained and got worse when he tried to play catch on Sunday
Baggarly also notes that Sandoval felt a little pain when swinging left-handed.
So it goes for Sandoval, who’s been injury plagued for the last couple years. But with both of his hamate bones gone for good, perhaps 2013 would be the season where he didn’t miss a month-plus, and in turn, put up MVP-like numbers. Now, that prediction would be bold.