The San Francisco Giants have had a laundry list of injuries this season, with one of the major losses coming in the form of infielder Freddy Sanchez. Sanchez underwent successful shoulder surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder (right), and now eyes a full recovery by the time spring training 2012 rolls along.
Freddy had been trying to rehab the shoulder enough to come back and play this season, but after some intensive rehab and acquistion of infielders Jeff Keppinger and Orlando Cabrera both the team and Freddy felt it best to undergo the surgery and come back full strength next season.
Head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner noted that Freddy would need a few weeks to let the injured area "calm down" following surgery before returning to his rehab schedule. Sanchez injured the shoulder diving for a ground ball June 10 in a 3-2 Giants win against the cincinnati Reds. Sanched played in 60 games in 2011, batting a respectful .289 along with a .730 OPS, as well as three dingers and 24 RBI.