A good long time ago, Giants second baseman Freddy Sanchez dislocated his shoulder diving for a ball in play. He also damaged his shoulder labrum and stretched his shoulder capsule. It was an injury for which a lot of players go under the knife, but Sanchez opted instead to try to rehab his way back to the field.
Freddy Sanchez will have surgery tomoro to repair rt labrum. He will not return this season.
The rehab just didn't go the way that Sanchez and the organization hoped, and so it was decided it would be better to get this taken care of now so that Sanchez can work his way back well in advance of spring training. It just wasn't worth trying any longer.
Sanchez's 2011 season ends with a .730 OPS over 261 trips to the plate. Jeff Keppinger will pick up the majority of the starts at second base the rest of the way, but he's basically the same player as Sanchez, so the Giants are doing just fine.
Sanchez is under contract for $6 million in 2012.