Bochy checks in on Sanchez in Arizona

Bochy checks in on Sanchez in Arizona

Bochy checks in on Sanchez in Arizona
PHOENIX -- In town for a three-game series with the D-backs, Giants manager Bruce Bochy stopped by an extended spring game on Friday to watch rehabbing Giants infielder Freddy Sanchez and pitcher Eric Surkamp play.

"[Sanchez] made a couple plays, he looked alright," Bochy said. "[Surkamp] threw the ball pretty well. He gave up a home run, but looked OK."

Recovering from a right shoulder dislocation, Sanchez, who played 58 games last season at second base, was at third base Friday.

Bochy said the 34-year-old asked to play that position.

"That's what we're talking about now," Bochy said. "[The positions] all have different plays, but at third base, you have momentum going to the bag."

With regular third baseman Pablo Sandoval expected to miss four weeks with a broken bone in his left hand, Sanchez could see time at third when he returns to the Giants, which is projected to be before Sandoval.

Sanchez went on a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced San Jose on April 23, but he appeared in just three games before returning after feeling a strain in his shoulder.