There are a number of notable San Francisco Giants making their way back to the game due to injury, and CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly was all over it. Here is a look at how some of the hobbled G-Men are coming along:
Aubrey Huff: Huff's sprained knee is getting better and will rejoin the team on Friday. He's eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday, though skipper Bruce Bochy said there are no set plans to activate him. The Giants won't need a DH after the Oakland series, and with Brandon Belt finding his groove at the plate and in the field, Huff is becoming less-and-less needed around the clubhouse. Sad but true.
Freddy Sanchez: Sanchez is still in Arizona, rehabbing and doing some baseball activities. His back soreness continues to burden him, though his surgically repaired throwing shoulder is doing fine. Still no timetable for his return or restart a rehab assignment. Starting to enter Mark DeRosa territory now.
Eric Surkamp: Nothing new here either as Surkamp continues to deal with his sor elbow.
Dan Runzler: Runzler was looking sharp on Tuesday after throwing an inning for Triple-A fresno. He was hitting 92-94 mph with his fastball on the radar gun, and was looking much better. The Giants won't be too hard pressed to bring him up when his rehab assignment reaches the maximum 30 games as he has a minor-league option. This strained lat muscle in his shoulder/upper back region has really hindered him for a while now, so it's nice to see him making progress.
Brad Penny: The 34-year-old right-hander is trying to make it back to the bigs, but gave up three hits and two runs in an inning of work on Wednesday for the Grizzlies. It was his fourth outing for the Grizzlies, none of which have been too stellar. He hasn't walked a batter since July 12 though, so that's something.
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