San Francisco Giants’ Pablo Sandoval Struggles To Play Catch, Opener In Doubt?

By Bryan Rose

Mar 20, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval (48) pretends to sleep on the dugout railing during the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Recent reports about Pablo Sandoval‘s injury were optimistic, though, the Panda attempted to play catch this afternoon and couldn’t do so, cringing the faces of Giant faithful.

Sandoval of course has a bone spur in his left elbow, nothing new as the Giants and Pablo have been well aware of it for a few years now, though there are suggestions that the spur could be irritating the ulnar nerve causing the elbow pain. The Giants plan to re-evaluate Sandoval tomorrow and hope a little more rest will do the Panda well.

There’s been no talk of surgery as of yet, though, if the pain continues to linger – one would have to think the Giants would take a close look at it.

With only eight days left until the Giants open the season against the Los Angeles Dodgers, it’s going to take a quick recovery for Sandoval to see Opening Day.