Pablo Sandoval has minor arm injury

Updated: March 18, 2013, 9:30 AM ET
Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The San Francisco Giants could be without All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval for at least the next couple of days after he felt numbness in his fingers from right elbow pain before Sunday's spring training game.

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Sandoval was injured on a throw during pregame warmups, manager Bruce Bochy said. He will get further treatment on the elbow Monday and possibly Tuesday, though neither Sandoval nor Bochy think it's anything too serious.

"We think he'll be fine," Bochy said after the Giants' 9-7 win over the Colorado Rockies. "But there's always some concern anytime there's an issue with the arm. Right now we feel like it won't be too long.

"He's had this before and came back fairly quickly, so we'll see where we're at in the next day or two," Bochy said.

Sandoval, who is batting .435 in spring training with 10 hits in nine games, was replaced in the lineup by Joaquin Arias. Bochy also has Wilson Valdez and Kensuke Tanaka available to play third in Sandoval's absence if needed.


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