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Sandoval showing improvement in rehab

Sandoval showing improvement in rehab

Sandoval showing improvement in rehab
DENVER -- Pablo Sandoval tested his strained left hamstring Saturday by taking batting practice and performing agility drills, leaving the Giants closer to determining whether the third baseman will be ready for reinstatement from the disabled list when he becomes eligible Thursday.

"I think we're getting a better idea," manager Bruce Bochy said, though he wasn't certain whether Sandoval would need a Minor League injury rehabilitation stint before rejoining the Giants.

Bochy also hasn't yet decided whether Sandoval will take practice grounders at first base, the position he was playing when he injured himself July 24 while stretching for a throw.

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"Obviously, with what happened, I'm going to be a little more hesitant to put him back out there," Bochy said.

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