Pablo Sandoval Injury: Giants 3B Breaks Hamate Bone In Left Hand, Headed To DL

The Injury bug never seems to leave the San Francisco Giants alone.

For the second straight season Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has broken the hamate bone in the base of his hand, this time on the left side, which will force the team to put him on the DL as he'll likely require surgery once more.

Per Hank Schulman on Twitter:

Conor Gillaspie has been called up from Triple-A Fresno as his replacement.

Sandoval seems to wince in pain after taking a swing in the fifth inning of last night's game, and was immediately pulled and not seen in the dugout. After the game he left the stadium weraing a black brace on his hand.

Pablo began the season with a major league leading 20 game hit streak, currently owning a .316/.375/.537 clip along with five homers and 15 RBI. He had started every game for San Francisco so far this season, and was the main offensive cog in the lineup along with Buster Posey. Now they'll be without their All-Star third baseman once more, for how long we do not know at this point.

It's also the one year anniversary to the day of Pablo's surgery on his right hand. A little extra jab from the baseball gods.

Will all the injuries and setbacks the Giants have suffered already, it's starting to look like 2011 all over again.

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