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Giants activate Zito, place Sanchez on DL

Posted on: June 25, 2011 3:55 pm
Edited on: June 25, 2011 4:06 pm
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By Matt Snyder

With Barry Zito on his way back, Ryan Vogelsong pitching like an ace and Jonathan Sanchez struggling with control, there were a few signs to indicate Sanchez was in danger of losing his rotation spot when Zito was activated. Instead, Sanchez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis (San Francisco Chronicle via Twitter). As a corresponding move, Zito has been activated and will start Tuesday against the Cubs.

Sanchez is 4-5 with a 3.81 ERA and once again is tough to hit. He only allowed 142 hits in 193 1/3 innings last season and he's given up 68 hits in 89 2/3 innings so far this year. The problem is that he led the majors in walks last season (96) and has the lead again this year (59). His rate has actually risen this season, as he's offered up 5.9 free passes per nine innings.

An interesting sub-plot is whether or not Sanchez is actually injured. Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News tweeted that Sanchez said the following after Friday night's game: "Nothing wrong with me. I'm fine. I'm healthy. I'm just having a hard time."

Regardless, the Giants have placed Sanchez on the DL, so he won't pitch for at least 15 days.

Zito had a dreadful start to the 2011 season, but threw a two-hit shutout in his last Triple-A rehab outing.

There's no telling what happens when Sanchez is healthy enough to return -- except that Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain are obviously firmly entrenched in the rotation and it's hard to see Vogelsong falling apart anytime soon -- but, for now, the Giants have avoided a logjam by virtue of the Sanchez injury.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 6:37 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Giants activate Zito, place Sanchez on DL

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Since: Jul 24, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 8:13 pm
 

Giants activate Zito, place Sanchez on DL

Left biceps tendinitis????........or left handed lack of strike zone-itis. 4 to 5 innings of making the outfielders go stir crazy while watching merry-go-round walks is a sure way to get a demotion. Pitching is 90% mental and 10% mechanics. On that note Dirty needs a mental evaluation so he doesn't think home plate is wider than the Golden Gate Bridge. Enter Zito.....and God help us Giant fans.       



Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: June 25, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Giants activate Zito, place Sanchez on DL

Great one game to late for Choo......Sanchez and his great control broke his thumb - out 6 weeks




Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 25, 2011 4:21 pm
 

Giants activate Zito, place Sanchez on DL

Well, that was convenient.


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