A few weeks ago, speculation was that Freddy Sanchez may have played his last professional game. Now, after a shot of cortisone and more rest, it appears that the Giants infielder might be nearing a return according to Baggs:
Sanchez told trainers and coaches that his surgically repaired shoulder is finally starting to turn a corner. Maybe it was the cortisone shot he received at the end of March. Or maybe he’s just finally getting over some of the mental hurdles. Either way, it’s now much more realistic for me to envision him playing second base in the major leagues again sometime soon.
Sanchez is expected to join the Giants’ AAA affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies, by the end of the upcoming week. There’s no word on how long Sanchez will stay in Fresno, but we do know the maximum number of days a player can rehab is twenty.
Assuming all goes well (which is a big assumption given Sanchez’s health), Freddy will be back in San Francisco soon.