San Francisco Giants player notes: Latest news on Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik, Matt Cain, Tim Hudson and more

By Matthew Connolly
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Aug 1, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (12) hits an rbi double during the third inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Panik 

Update: Thursday, Sept. 10

Panik aggravated his back injury in Wednesday game against the Diamondbacks. A potential return is uncertain, according to CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic.

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Panik has been brilliant since his long-awaited return from a back injury, doubling in a pinch-hit appearance Monday before going 2-for-3 with a homer on Tuesday.

It’s a shame that all his hard work to get back on the field won’t contribute to a postseason berth, but it will be good for the second baseman to get back in a groove leading into the offseason.

Panik may get an off day here and there just to err on the safe side, but his name should be penciled into the No. 2 hole for most games moving forward.

Next: On to Cain