SAN FRANCISCO -- Pablo Sandoval's strained left hamstring has improved enough for the Giants to hold off on having to place him on the disabled list, manager Bruce Bochy said before Friday's game against the Dodgers.
"He's making progress and feels better," Bochy said. "We're going to hold off here before we decide what we want to do. We'd like to get him as soon as we can, and he's making progress."
Sandoval injured his hamstring while stretching for a throw as he played first base Tuesday. An MRI on Wednesday confirmed the strain, and the Giants had previously said that they would make a decision on whether or not they would place him on the DL by Friday.
"I guess you can always say the DL is always a possibility, but you don't want to do it unless you have to," Bocchy said. "We don't feel like we have to right now."
Bochy said Sandoval would continue to receive treatment and have his status evaluated, and the skipper didn't rule out the possibility of Sandoval returning during the weekend series against the Dodgers.
"We're going to continue to treat him and evaluate him and see where we're at," Bochy said.