The San Francisco Giants finally broke another losing skid, but lost one of their star batters in the process.
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area tweets that the third baseman will be out day-to-day after leaving Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies early.
Right heel bruise for Pablo Sandoval. Day to day.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 1, 2013
Joaquin Arias replaced Sandoval at third base. Kung Fu Panda was 2-4 on the night with an RBI and two runs before his exit in the sixth inning.
Sandoval has been frequently injured throughout the season, his latest previous to this was a strained perineal tendon on his left foot that placed him on the disabled list on June 11th.
With multiple foot injuries this season, it only makes sense that Sandoval’s weight has played a part in it. Despite his beliefs that he’ll keep doing what he does, if he can’t lose a little weight that he will be prone to injuries like he has been recently for the Giants.
Sandoval has a .274 batting average and has hit nine home runs and 52 RBIs this season.