Giants' Freddy Sanchez out for year

Updated: July 5, 2012, 10:58 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Freddy Sanchez won't play this season -- and he might be done for good with the San Francisco Giants -- after the team announced Thursday that he will have back surgery.

Manager Bruce Bochy said Sanchez will have a microdiscectomy performed by Dr. Robert Watkins on Wednesday to remove part of a disc, the latest and perhaps most serious setback in the second baseman's injury-marred tenure with the Giants.

"You know he's disappointed," Bochy said. "He played a critical ...

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