SAN DIEGO -- Second baseman Freddy Sanchez, who remains doggedly determined to rejoin the Giants, is continuing to work toward full health at the club's training complex in Scottsdale, Ariz. Sanchez, who has endured several setbacks in his attempt to recover from a dislocated right shoulder, is throwing at a 105-foot distance and hitting off a tee, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday. "At least he's doing baseball activities again. That's promising," Bochy said.
Also, left-hander Dan Runzler, who has been bothered by a left latissimus dorsi strain, will begin an injury rehabilitation assignment with Class A San Jose on Friday. Runzler will start that night, but will be limited to one inning or approximately 20 pitches. Always hoping for more bullpen depth, Bochy said, "It'd be nice to have him available, if needed. We're hoping to get him back to where he was."