Pablo Sandoval injury: Giants 3B has strained left foot, has MRI

Mike McGinnis

San Francisco will be without part of the middle of its lineup for at least a few days, if not longer, as the third baseman will sit with a strained left foot.

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.

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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.

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