The San Francisco Giants are slowly but surely getting healthier, with a number of players hopefully getting back into the action much sooner than later. Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicles' Hank Schulman with the report:
Closer Brian Wilson is 'getting close' to being able to throw off of a mound once again, but that doesn't necessarily mean that he will see action again this season. Wilson's nagging right elbow has been moving much slower than originally thought, and has been out for almost a month already.
Starter Jonathan Sanchez threw ten or so pitches from a mound on Saturday at '60-65 percent' strength.Giants skipper Bruce Bochy said that he feels confident he can return this season and get a few starts out of him in the process. Sanchez, who has been out since mid-August with a sprained ankle, is going through his second stint in the DL this summer after some right biceps strain caused him to miss some time as well.
Outfielder Nate Schierholtz will be eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday, and hopefully will be able to do some pinch-hitting upon his return. It will be a bit longer until he will be cleared to play the field, as he will still be nursing his hairline fracture in his foot.
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