The San Francisco Giants seemingly can not get a break when it comes to injury as right-handed specialist Sergio Romo is likely headed to the DL according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News.
Romo had been dealing with some discomfort in his right elbow, although tests have officially ruled out any structural damage. His last outing was August 9 when he said he felt something in his elbow flare up while pitching to the Pirates Derrek Lee. Earlier in the same game Romo broke a streak of 31 consecutive reitred hitters over a little more than a month. He was just the fifth reliever since 1919 to have at least nine consecutive perfect innings. His 1.67 ERA and 53-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio, along with a .120 opponent's average against right-handed hitters makes Romo one of the best relievers in the game, not to mention on the Giants staff. The earliest he could return is August 25 if placed on the DL.
Outfielder Carlos Beltran may also be headed to the DL with his wrist problems, who was scratched from the four game series in Atlanta due to injury. The "holding pattern" the team had been on has to come to an end soon, though if retroactively placed on the DL would be available to return sometime next week.
Miguel Tejada will begin a Double-A rehab assignment with the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Tuesday, still recovering from an abdominal strain he suffered in July. Pat Burrell can swing with little discomfort now due to a bone spur in his foot, but is still unable to run on it. He is hoping treatment and medication can help him return this season as any surgery would likely prove career ending for Pat the Bat.
Lastly, Pablo Sandoval is thought to only miss a game or two after fouling a ball of his foot in the first inning Monday in Atlanta. X-rays were negative.