SAN FRANCISCO -- Pat Burrell and Miguel Tejada seem to be heading in opposite directions as they continue their lengthy recoveries.
Burrell, out since June 15 with a right mid-foot strain, has missed 23 games and doesn't appear any closer to returning, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday. Burrell is flying out to North Carolina on Wednesday to meet with another specialist to seek a different type of treatment.
Given the Giants' lack of power and plate discipline during a rough patch offensively, Burrell's right-handed power and penchant for drawing walks could be useful.
"I talked to Pat at length today. He's going to get another opinion, and we'll see if there's something they can do to help clear this up," Bochy said. "It'd be nice to have him, and he's very disappointed that this thing has not come around like he had hoped."
Tejada, on the other hand, isn't far away from starting a rehab assignment. The infielder took ground balls and hit off a tee on the field Tuesday afternoon, and Bochy said he would await word from head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner before announcing anything specific.