Sanchez has surgery, ready by Spring training
Second baseman Freddy Sanchez had arthroscopic surgery on his non-throwing shoulder Tuesday in Scottsdale, Arizona. The problems began occurring near the end of the regular season and into the post season.
“We tried to rehab for 3-4 weeks to avoid this but after several different opinions we decided, especially with the calendar, to go ahead and scope the shoulder,” said Giants trainer Dave Groeschner.
“Basically, they cut his bicep tendon and cleaned up the back of his shoulder,” Groeschner added. “He had no repairs or anything. We’re probably looking at an eight-week recovery. I think he’ll be behind in spring training because he’ll be rehabbing, but I think all the doctors he saw agreed that he should be backing pretty quickly from there and he’ll be able to play baseball games in March, for sure.”
Sanchez finished the regular season with a .291 AVG, seven home runs and 47 RBI.