Giants second baseman Joe Panik out six weeks after thumb surgery

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Giants second baseman Joe Panik will be out for the next six weeks after having surgery yesterday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Alen Hanson got the start against the Padres last night and he and Kelby Tomlinson are expected to share second base while Panik is out. Panik is currently hitting .267/.323/.389 with three homers for the second place Giants.