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Second baseman Sanchez back Monday

Sanchez to return Monday

MILWAUKEE -- It will be Labor Day when Freddy Sanchez gets back to work for the San Francisco Giants.

Manager Bruce Bochy, who hinted Sanchez could join the team for Sunday's finale in Milwaukee, said the injured second baseman would play once more for Triple-A Fresno on Saturday night.

"He's going to get four at-bats today, take the day off tomorrow and meet us back in San Francisco," Bochy said.

Sanchez, rehabbing a left shoulder strain, has gone 2-for-6 in a pair of rehab stints with Fresno thus far, including a double and a walk. The Giants parted with highly regarded Minor League pitcher Tim Alderson to acquire the second baseman from Pittsburgh before the Trade Deadline in late July, and Sanchez hit .304 in 56 at-bats with his new club before the injury.

JR Radcliffe is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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