San Francisco Giants: Injuries By the Numbers

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Sep 13, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres second baseman Alexi Amarista (5) tags second base against San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) but is unable to turn a double play during the second inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

From Spring Training until now, they Giants have placed a player on the disabled list 25 times, and multiple players have been shelved more than once. Hunter Pence leads a list that he certainly doesn’t want to be the head of, as he has been disabled thrice this year, twice for his right wrist that had to be surgically repaired, and once for an oblique strain, an injury that has been a thorn in the Giants’ side (no pun intended). Six players have have made the dreaded DL trip twice.

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Joe Panik’s back has caused him to make two separate trips, bringing up memories of the other recent Giants’ second basemen with back problems: Freddy Sanchez and Marco Scutaro. Nori Aoki has been disabled twice, once for a leg fracture and once for a concussion, each time after being hit by a pitch. Matt Cain’s pitching arm has left him disabled twice.

Tim Hudson‘s body has failed him, putting him on the shelf twice for various aches and pains. Andrew Susac has had two separate injuries keep him off the field. The first instance came from a head first slide that dislocated his thumb, and the second was due to wrist pain that could be traced all the way back to Spring Training. Jeremy Affeldt has had a balky shoulder and knee injury (his yearly freak accident) put him on the sidelines.

Joining them are the one-timers, and boy, is that list a doozy. The two earliest stints came from Travis Ishikawa (back), and Erik Cordier (forearm) that forced them to start the season on the disabled list. There’s Jean Machi (groin), Jake Peavy (back/hip), Tim Lincecum (forearm/hips), Mike Leake (groin), Angel Pagan (knees), Gregor Blanco (concussion), Hector Sanchez (basically his entire lower body), and Juan Perez (oblique).

This number, despite being as high as it is, is a little skewed. Brandon Crawford, when he was dealing with an oblique and calf issue at the same time, didn’t go on the disabled list. Four players on the Giants’ bench currently (Brandon Belt, Ehire Adrianza, Nori Aoki, and Gregor Blanco) are all injured in some way, shape, or form, but have not been shelved. Yet.

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