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Giants second baseman Joe Panik out six weeks after thumb surgery

San Franciso Giants v Arizona Diamondbacks

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 17: Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants warms up on deck during the first inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 17, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Giants second baseman Joe Panik will be out for the next six weeks after having surgery yesterday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

Alen Hanson got the start against the Padres last night and he and Kelby Tomlinson are expected to share second base while Panik is out. Panik is currently hitting .267/.323/.389 with three homers for the second place Giants.

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