Giants 2B Sanchez to have season-ending surgery


Giants 2B Sanchez to have season-ending surgery

August 1, 2011GIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEOMychael Urban

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez will have season-ending surgery Tuesday on the shoulder he dislocated in June, manager Bruce Bochy said Monday.

Bochy said he was optimistic this timetable would make Sanchez available for spring training.

"We were hopeful. We were being optimistic that he could find a way to rehab, to get to a point where he could help us," Bochy said said. "But as each day went by we knew those chances were diminishing . It was at a point where we had to make a decision and make sure he was ready for next year."

Bochy emphasized that Sanchez was able to swing a bat but that throwing remained a problem. The veteran did not sustain any specific setback.

"Fortunately we have (Jeff) Keppinger so we're covered there," Bochy said. "He does a nice job on both sides of the ball, with the glove and the bat. He's a steady guy, just like Freddy and we're pretty comfortable with him at second base the rest of the way."

Perhaps in anticipation of Sanchez's procedure, the Giants traded for infielder Orlando Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians last weekend. San Francisco gave up minor league outfielder Thomas Neal for the veteran.
Sanchez dislocated the shoulder diving for a grounder June 10.
In 60 games this year, he was hitting .289 with a .332 on-base percentage, a.397 slugging percentage, three home runs and 24 RBIs.

Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in trade talks for Kyrie Irving


Report: Cavs, Celtics engaged in trade talks for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving to the Celtics?

Boston and Cleveland are engaged in active trade discussions, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.

Kyrie requested a trade back in early July.

He has two more years on his contract -- $18,868,625 next season and $20,099,188 in 2018-19 -- with a $21,329,750 player option in 2019-20.

Thomas will make about $6.26 million next year and will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

The Celtics were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season, and the Cavs were the No. 2 seed.

Cleveland dispatched Boston in five games in the East Finals.

Thomas was sidelined for Games 3, 4 and 5 because of a hip injury.

The two teams face off on Opening Night on Oct. 17...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Report: Former No. 3 overall pick works out for 49ers


Report: Former No. 3 overall pick works out for 49ers

The 49ers appear to have plenty of depth along their front seven, but the team brought in three defensive linemen for workouts on Tuesday, according to a source.

One of those players is reportedly Tyson Jackson, the No. 3 overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. The identities of the other two players were not immediately known.

Jackson has been without a team since the Falcons released him in March with two years and $8.5 million remaining on his contract. His workout with the 49ers was reported by the NFL Network. He also worked out recently with the Los Angeles Rams.

Jackson, 31, spent his first five season in Kansas City before playing three years with the Falcons. He appeared in all 16 games last season, starting seven times, and recorded 13 tackles and no sacks.

The 49ers have an abundance of defensive linemen, or players capable of rushing the passer from a position along the defensive line, such as DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Solomon Thomas, Earl Mitchell, Elvis Dumervil, Aaron Lynch, Chris Jones, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Ronald Blair and D.J. Jones.