F. Sanchez to start rehab stint Monday

F. Sanchez to start rehab stint Monday

F. Sanchez to start rehab stint Monday
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants announced Saturday that second baseman Freddy Sanchez will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment Monday with Class A San Jose in the hope that he will be able to perform defensively by the middle of the week.

Sanchez, who hasn't appeared in a regular-season game since he dislocated his right shoulder last June, has not been able to throw with sufficient force to play his position adequately. He's expected to serve as the designated hitter on Monday before progressing toward playing defensively.