Giants’ second baseman undergoes shoulder surgery
January 22, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez has undergone left shoulder surgery and it’s unclear if he will be ready by opening day.
Manager Bruce Bochy confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday night that Sanchez had an arthroscopic procedure. Bochy had earlier told KNBR radio of Sanchez’s surgery. The skipper said it would “be close” for Sanchez to be ready by opening day.
The 32-year-old Sanchez was bothered by injuries to his left shoulder and left knee last season after joining the Giants at the trading deadline and played in only 25 games with San Francisco.
Sanchez signed a $12 million, two-year contract extension with San Francisco on Oct. 30. He batted .293 with seven home runs and 41 RBIs last season.