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Freddy Sanchez plans to support Giants through playoffs

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Freddy Sanchez plans to support Giants through playoffs

Christian Arroyo won't play again for Giants in 2017

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Christian Arroyo won't play again for Giants in 2017

Christian Arroyo is not going to take the field again this season.

"He won't be back," Giants GM Bobby Evans announced on KNBR 680. "He's gonna hopefully get some winter ball opportunity, but he will not be healthy enough to come back this season during the regular season."

The Giants selected Arroyo with the 25th overall pick in the 2013 draft.

He made his big-league debut on April 24.

Over his first 13 games with the Orange and Black, he hit .255 with three home runs and six RBI.

But over his next 21 games (19 starts), he hit .149 with no home runs, eight RBI and 19 strikeouts.

On June 4, he was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.

Then, on July 1 -- in his first minor-league game in a couple weeks -- he sustained a broken left hand when he was hit by a pitch.

Arroyo underwent surgery on July 10.

Giancarlo Stanton: Barry Bonds' 73 not the home run record

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Giancarlo Stanton: Barry Bonds' 73 not the home run record

In 1961, Roger Maris hit a record 61 home runs.

In 1998, Mark McGwire broke the record when he hit 70.

In 2001, Barry Bonds crushed 73.

So who is the single-season home run king?

"It doesn’t matter,’’ Giancarlo Stanton told Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel. “The record is the record. But, personally, I do (think 61 is the record)."

Whoa.

With 43 games remaining, Stanton has hit 44 home runs. He's on pace to hit 60.

Does Stanton really believe 61 is the legitimate number?

As Hyde writes:

After saying he considered Maris’ record the real one, after saying 61 home runs always was the number he knew as a kid, he thought about it for a while in the Marlins’ clubhouse following their 8-1 win against San Francisco.

He wanted to clarify his thoughts some more. So he did something he rarely does. He walked back over to the group of reporters who left him 10 minutes earlier and took another stab at the question.

He admitted he’s “at a crossroads” in an internal debate over what to think about all this. If PED users like Bonds, McGwire and Sosa need an asterisk by their name, he said, so does Babe Ruth since he only faced white pitchers.

Bonds was Stanton's hitting coach in 2016...