{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Sanchez likely lost for season with concussion issues

|
Sanchez likely lost for season with concussion issues play video for Sanchez likely lost for season with concussion issues

SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants catcher Hector Sanchez is continuing to endure unpleasant post-concussion symptoms and almost surely will miss the rest of the season.

Manager Bruce Bochy rated Sanchez's chances of returning to the active roster in 2014 as "very slim."

Sanchez returned from visiting Dr. Michael Collins, a Pittsburgh-based expert on sports-related concussions, who urged the 24-year-old switch-hitter to refrain from baseball-related activities for at least three more weeks and limit his workouts to light exercising.

"There's nothing he can do about it," Bochy said of Sanchez. "He just needs more rest."

Sanchez admitted Wednesday that he felt nauseous and dizzy during recent attempts to exercise. He added that he's having trouble sleeping and feels low on energy.

Sanchez said that Dr. Collins suggested a regimen of light exercises to perform, such as jogging and agility drills, and wants to re-examine him after three weeks.

"I have to be positive that I'll be fine," said Sanchez, whose progress was halted when he sustained his second concussion of the season earlier this month during a Minor League injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Fresno.

In 66 games with the Giants this year, Sanchez has hit .196 with three home runs and 28 RBIs.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español