Giants place Jonathan Sanchez on DL

Giants place Jonathan Sanchez on DL
August 24, 2011, 2:12 am
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The Giants have placed Jonathan Sanchez on the disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 17.

News broke that the Giants were activating Carlos Beltran from the DL earlier in the day, but the corresponding roster move was not made public at that time.

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Sanchez twisted his ankle while fielding a bunt in Atlanta on Tuesday, Aug. 16, and had to leave in the third inning.

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The Giants announced Saturday that Sanchez would not be able to pitch when his turn in the rotation came Sunday, and Dan Runzler made his first career start against the Astros.

Sanchez, 28, is 4-7 with a 4.26 ERA in 19 starts this season.

Sanchez hits the disabled list for the second time this year, having been shelved with biceps tendinitis on June 25.

Sanchez's next turn in the rotation comes this Saturday, Aug. 27 against the Astros. The Giants have not yet announced their starter.