Giants: Pablo Sandoval Likely To Have Tests On Right Elbow Monday

Mar 2, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) walks off the field after the top of the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

Topics: Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants

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