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Giants Spring Training 2012: Ryan Vogelsong, Freddy Sanchez Placed on DL

According to CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly, the San Francisco Giants have placed a number of players on the DL to begin the season, including second baseman Freddy Sanchez and starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.

Per Andrew Baggarly on Twitter:

This will give Freddy the few extra weeks to heal up and get as close to 100 percent as he possibly can. His surgically repaired shoulder has been coming along much slower than the team would have liked, but hopefully will be ready to go in a few weeks. He's been getting AB's in minor leauge games and recently had a cortisone shot in his nagging shoulder as well.

As for Vogelsong, his back strain suffered early in camp will haunt him a little bit into the season, though Vogelsong recently made his Cactus League debut and is slated to get the opening day start for the Fresno Grizzlies. His stint on the DL will end just in time to pitch in the opening series at AT&T Park against the Pirates, likely the April 15th matchup.

Pitchers Eric Surkamp and Dan Runzler will start on the DL as well, limiting the Giants pitching depth to start the season. Neither were likely to make the opening day roster, but were seen as backups if and when injures occured. Hopefully they won't be long on the DL either.

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