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Sandoval is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Padres, according to Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News.
The Giants are going with a lineup of mostly part-time players Saturday, so Sandoval will get his first day off since September 7. Joaquin Arias will man the hot corner in Sandoval's place.
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Sandoval followed up his two-hit performance Wednesday with a three-hit, four RBI showing Thursday against the Padres.
Sandoval had been dealing with a minor hip injury over the past week, and that may have been the reason for his mini-slump. But with two consecutive multi-hit performances, it looks as if he is back to his usual self.
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Sandoval went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.
Sandoval has been struggling at the plate recently, hitting just .188 (6-for-32) with no home runs or RBI since suffering a minor hip injury on September 15. There have been no reports of the injury bugging him, but he definitely hasn't been the same hitter since then. Wednesday's multi-hit performance could be a sign that he is breaking out of his slump.
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Sandoval (hip) returned to the lineup and went 2-for-4 in Tusday's win over the Diamondbacks.
It was reported that Sandoval had a sore hip after Monday's game against Arizona, but the Giants' training staff adjusted the hip and he was able to return to the lineup without missing any time. The two hits indicate that the hip won't be an issue going forward.
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Sandoval (hip) is in the Giants' lineup Tuesday, batting fourth.
He won't have to miss any time with the sore hip that he got treatment on after Monday's game, so it seems he can be considered relatively healthy moving forward.
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Sandoval is dealing with a sore hip that he got adjusted after Monday's two-hit performance against Arizona, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Considering that Sandoval was able to play through the hip issue Monday, his availability for Tuesday's game seems likely. The 28-year-old's status will continue to be monitored heading into Tuesday as he'll look to continue his success at the plate against the Diamondbacks.
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Sandoval continued his success against Detroit from the 2012 World Series on Friday, going 2-for-5 with a home run and a pair of RBI in the 8-2 win.
Sandoval just seems to step things up anytime he faces the Tigers, accruing a .304 average with five homers and 8 RBI in 46 career at-bats against Detroit. He is having a solid season as a whole, posting a .289/.332/.440 slash line and staying healthy all year. Sandoval is in a contract year, so he will look to finish the season on a strong note heading into next season.
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Sandoval is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies.
It would appear to be the case where manager Bruce Bochy is simply resting Sandoval for a day game after a night game. He didn't leave much of an imprint in the first two games of the series, going 2-for-10 with an RBI and a pair of strikeouts.
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Sandoval fell a double short of a cycle Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a single, triple, homer, and three RBI in the win over Milwaukee.
The home run was Sandoval's first since August 6, and his third for the entire month of April. He has never been a big power hitter, so the low home run total shouldn't come as a surprise. He is, however, hitting .336 for the month of August, collecting 18 RBI over that span. The Panda seems to be heating up at the right time for not only the Giants, but also for his fantasy owners.
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Sandoval went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a pair of RBI in Thursday's regularly scheduled game the Cubs.
Sandoval has been a consistent option at third base this season, a fantasy position that has seen some turbulence with its top options in 2014. He has already matched his home run total from last year (14), and he has been a lot healthier as well (a likely result of the weight he lost in the offseason). His .304 BABIP is right around his career-average, so Sandoval should continue to produce at this consistent level for the remainder of the year.