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Affeldt throws, could return Saturday

Affeldt throws, could return Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jeremy Affeldt threw a light bullpen session Friday afternoon and Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the left-handed reliever's sprained left hamstring is improving.

"Jeremy's coming around," Bochy said. "He feels much better. Hard to say what day [he'll return]. It could be [Saturday] -- that's how much he's improved -- or it could be a couple more days."

Bochy said Affeldt would not be used in Friday's series opener against Arizona, but depending on how Affeldt feels Saturday, he could be available for Saturday's game.

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Affeldt (2-3, 3.12 ERA in 17 appearances) sprained his hamstring Sunday against the A's in the eighth inning while trying to field a sacrifice bunt by Daric Barton, who led off the inning. Affeldt faced two more batters before leaving the game.

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