Freddy Sanchez to try to avoid surgery on bum shoulder

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Sticking with the Giants, the San Jose Mercury-News is saying that, rather than opt to have surgery on his dislocated shoulder, Freddy Sanchez is going to try to go the rehab route.

This is really a play for this season, because surgery would end it and rehab has at least a shot at getting him back in uniform.  Over the long haul, though, he’s expected to need surgery due to the damage he did to it.

This is one of those deals where, if the Giants weren’t contenders, or if Sanchez was some hot up-and-coming dude, you’d probably want to do surgery now, but if there’s a chance that Sanchez can be back to provide depth and a potentially useful bat in a playoff push or in the playoffs themselves, the Giants owe to themselves to give it a crack.