Infielder Sanchez's rehab accelerating

Infielder Sanchez's rehab accelerating

SAN FRANCISCO -- Manager Bruce Bochy left open the possibility that second baseman Freddy Sanchez could rejoin the Giants on Monday, when the team begins a two-city, four-game trip at San Diego.

It has been speculated that Sanchez, who's recovering from an injured left shoulder, would be activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, when the Giants open the second leg of their brief journey at Arizona.

Sanchez's hot hitting thus far on his injury rehabilitation assignment prompted the notion that he could return sooner than later. In three games with high-Class A San Jose, Sanchez went 6-for-9 (.667) with six runs, five doubles, four RBIs and three walks.

"I wouldn't rule it out," Bochy said regarding a Monday activation for Sanchez. "But I have to talk to him."

Sanchez spent Friday traveling to join Triple-A Fresno, which starts a four-game series at Oklahoma City on Saturday.

In other injury-related matters, Bochy said that infielder-outfielder Mark DeRosa could test his left wrist by trying to swing a bat as early as Saturday. Bochy added that shortstop Edgar Renteria, who has resumed performing baseball-related activities, should be able to leave the 15-day disabled list on May 22, the date he becomes eligible for reinstatement.