San Francisco Giants third baseman has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left foot, the team announced.
The injury occurred last Saturday in Arizona, in a game where the Giants beat the Diamondbacks 10-5.
Sandoval left the game in the the bottom of the third inning with what was revealed later to be a strained left foot. He aggravated it during his first at-bat, when he slid into second base while trying to break up a double play in the first inning.
He also missed a recent three-game series at St. Louis with a similar injury, and he says that he felt familiar pain.
CEO Larry Baer told 95.7 The Game on Monday that Sandoval had a “hairline fracture,” but he is being placed on the DL with just the foot strain.
CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly reports that Sandoval “is still in a walking boot,” and his “limp is barely noticeable.”
Sandoval is hitting .289 with eight home runs and 37 RBI this season, but has been scuffling as of late. The streaky hitter has had injury problems in recent seasons, and one can only imagine how much better he could be if he lost some weight.