Report: Pablo Sandoval has eye surgery

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Report: Pablo Sandoval has eye surgery

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandovalreportedly underwent LASIK eye surgery on Friday.Chronicle Giants beatwriter Henry Schulman first confirmed the details after Sandovals brother hadTweeted the surgery on Sandoval's left eye was successful. Beisbol Por Gotas, a Spanishlanguage blog has since offered these quotes on its Twitter feed from Sandoval:"It was a very simple 30 minute Lasix Operation on myleft eye": says SFGiants Pablo Sandoval to Bisbol por Gotas:"I am fine""Dr said I only need not to do strong workouts for a week,then I'll go back to train in Arizona":PSandoval to Bisbol por Gotas SFGiants"Sandoval, a switch-hitter, hit .315 overall in 2011, but .290 right handed and .321 left handed, a disparity that could be due to faulty vision in his now repaired left eye.
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Giants lineup: Nunez returns, Panik gets night off vs Braves

Giants lineup: Nunez returns, Panik gets night off vs Braves

The Giants return to San Francisco and try to shake off a three-game losing streak when they face the Braves. Manager Bruce Bochy has issued his lineup for Game 1 of the series.

The Giants return home and try to shake off a three-game losing streak when they face the Braves. 

Braves (20-25)
1. Ender Inciarte (L) CF
2. Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
3. Nick Markakis (L) RF
4. Matt Kemp (R) LF
5. Matt Adams (L) 1B
6. Tyler Flowers (R) C
7. Rio Ruiz (L) 3B
8. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
9. Jaime Garcia (L) P

Giants (20-29)
1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Eduardo Nunez (R) 3B
3. Brandon Belt (L) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) 1B
5. Justin Ruggiano (R) RF
6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
7. Nick Hundley (R) C
8. Christian Arroyo (R) 2B
9. Matt Cain (R) P

Giants reinstate Hill from DL, option Okert to Triple-A Sacramento

Giants reinstate Hill from DL, option Okert to Triple-A Sacramento

SAN FRANCISCO -- After Wednesday's game in Chicago, Bruce Bochy talked of the bullpen and said "we've got to get our lefties going." One of them is no longer in the big leagues.

The Giants optioned Steven Okert back to Triple-A Sacramento before Friday's game to clear a roster spot for Aaron Hill. Hill hasn't played since April 22. He was batting .120 in 12 games before feeling discomfort in his throwing arm, and the recovery was slower than the Giants first expected.

Okert took on a big role in the bullpen upon being recalled, and he had a couple of huge multi-inning outings in wins. But the ERA is up to 6.23 and Bochy felt Okert had lost some confidence on the mound.

The Giants are again back to one lefty, Josh Osich, in the bullpen.