Guillen gets treatment for bulging disk in neck

Guillen gets treatment for bulging disk in neck

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jose Guillen received an epidural shot for a bulging disk in his neck and was unavailable for Wednesday's game, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

Although the Giants won't know how Guillen's neck will react to the shot, Bochy was hopeful the shot would help Guillen return soon.

"We expect him to be able to play tomorrow," Bochy said prior to Wednesday's game. "We'll just see how he responds."

Guillen, 34, has hit .280 with one home run and seven RBIs in 26 games for the Giants since being acquired on Aug. 13, but is batting just .171 in his last 35 at-bats. He has only one at-bat since Sunday.