Pablo Sandoval is scheduled to begin his Single-A rehab stint today, while news is breaking that he is being investigated by the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Department.
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Madison Bumgarner spoke with Santiago after he left the game in the ninth and did not get an indication that the injury was significant.
After allowing a three-run home run and a double, Santiago Casilla hurt himself on an infield single. Javier Lopez was called in from the bullpen and stranded two Cubs baserunners to secure a 4-3 Giants win.
Right-hander Sergio Romo threw off a bullpen mound Friday and is expected to be available out of the bullpen Friday night. Brad Penny, who is a little behind schedule, should be available soon.
Pablo Sandoval is on his way back and could be activated within a week's time. But he probably won't be in switch-hitting mode right away.
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Power-hitting outfielder Roger Kieschnick finally reported to AT&T Park on Thursday, but not in the manner of his choosing.
It was obvious that the Giants were determined not to let Giancarlo Stanton beat them on Sunday.
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Melky Cabrera hit his fourth home run as part of his third four-hit game of the season to back a strong start from Matt Cain as the Giants beat the Marlins 3-2 to salvage a split in the four-game series in Miami.
The Giants have tried to get Brandon Belt to be more upright and open up his stance, thereby freeing up his hips and allowing him to turn on inside pitches. The 24-year-old first baseman is starting to open up to the idea.
Freddy Sanchez had a second epidural in his lower back administered last week, Bruce Bochy said. But Bochy is excited by Pablo Sandoval's steady progress as his slugger may take batting practice next week.
Bruce Bochy has posted his lineup for the series finale in Miami and veteran Aubrey Huff gets the nod at first base against Marlins all-time wins leader Ricky Nolasco, who has a 1.56 career era vs. the Giants.
Emmanuel Burriss slid into second base safely Saturday and avoided going down in the Giants' history books with an infamous honor.