San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has a strained left foot and had an MRI exam on Friday, the team announced. Sandoval is expected to miss a few games and could miss up to a week, the team said. There are no plans to place the third baseman on the disabled list.
The Giants' third baseman said he is unsure when he hurt his foot, per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco is in St. Louis for a weekend series against the Cardinals in a rematch of the 2012 National League Championship Series, followed by an off day Monday before returning home.
Sandoval has hit .288/.328/.434 with eight home runs and 37 RBI in 2013, and had played in 53 of San Francisco's first 54 games, including 52 starts. Sandoval hit a walk-off, two-run home run on May 21 to beat the Nationals, but since those heroics was in a 5-for-30 (.167) slump.