More bad news for Freddy Sanchez

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy revealed to San Francisco’s KNBR Radio late Thursday evening that second baseman Freddy Sanchez underwent an arthroscopic procedure recently on his left shoulder and might not be ready by Opening Day.

“He’s going to be a little delayed,” Bochy said in a phone interview.
“It’ll be close if he can go opening day or not.”

Sanchez also had knee surgery back in September and has played in only 25 games since joining the Giants on July 29, 2009.  To make matters worse (at least for San Francisco GM Brian Sabean), Sanchez signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension on October 30.  Juan Uribe will have to fill in at second base while his overpaid teammate works back to full health.

Twins sign Fernando Rodney

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Craig Mish of Sirius XM reports that the Twins have signed Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Rodney, who will turn 41 before he season begins, went 5-4 with a 4.23 ERA and converted 39 of 45 save chances last season with the Diamondbacks. For his career he’s sitting on an even 300 saves over the course of 15 big league seasons in which he’s played for eight different teams, four of which lasted a single season or less.

The Twins make number nine.