Giants' Sandoval exits game early with foot injury


Giants' Sandoval exits game early with foot injury

Aug. 15, 2011
CSNBayArea.com staff

Pablo Sandoval left the Giants' game against the Braves Monday early after fouling a ball off his foot in the top of the first inning.
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After the foul ball, Giants manager Bruce Bochy and trainer Dave Groeschner attended to Sandoval, who was in pain on the ground.

Sandoval reached base on a fielder's choice and was noticeably limping on the basepaths.

Mike Fontenot took over for Sandoval at third base in the bottom of the first inning.

In the sixth inning, broadcasters Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper announced that X-rays on Sandoval's foot came back negative.

Draymond originally concerned his knee injury was more serious


Draymond originally concerned his knee injury was more serious

Programming note: Warriors-Pelicans coverage starts tonight at 6:30pm with Warriors Pregame Live on NBC Sports Bay Area.

On Friday morning, the Warriors announced that Draymond Green is going to play on Friday night against the Pelicans.

After shootaround, Draymond talked about the left knee strain he sustained on Tuesday.

"It didn't lock up. I tweaked it. I was concerned. I honestly thought it was my meniscus. It was a big relief," Draymond told reporters in New Orleans. "The next day when I woke up, the pain was a little better.

"As that day went on -- once I got the MRI, I got it early - -and then I went and got treatment and it felt a lot better.

"I hadn't even got the results but I was pretty confident at that point."

Draymond sustained the injury late in the third quarter against Houston and did not play in the fourth quarter.

He registered nine points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists before exiting.

Dusty Baker out as Nationals manager


Dusty Baker out as Nationals manager

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals say manager Dusty Baker won’t be back next season.

The team announced the move Friday.

Baker led the Nationals to the NL East title in each of his two years with the club. But Washington lost its NL Division Series both times.

His contract expired at the end of this season.