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09/16/08 11:07 PM ET
Schierholtz sits with sore shoulder
Outfielder injured making sliding catch in Thursday's game
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
PHOENIX -- Giants right fielder Nate Schierholtz likely will be sidelined for a day or two with soreness in his right shoulder and pectoral muscle, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday. Schierholtz, 24, injured himself last Thursday in San Diego as he fell while catching Luis Rodriguez's shallow fourth-inning fly ball. Schierholtz remained in that game, but did not play Friday and went 0-for-5 Saturday. He managed to go 2-for-5 Sunday but did not hit a ball out of the infield while going 0-for-4 in Monday's series opener here. Bochy said that the rookie didn't tell him he was in pain until the sixth inning. Fresh off winning a bronze medal in the Olympics with Team USA, Schierholtz is batting .341 in 11 games with one home run and two RBIs. He also owns a .500 slugging percentage and a .396 on-base percentage.
"He's done a great job," Bochy said.Although key performers such as infielder Kevin Frandsen, left-hander Noah Lowry, left fielder Dave Roberts, right-hander Merkin Valdez and shortstop Omar Vizquel have endured ailments that shelved them either for significant portions of the year or the entire season, Bochy acknowledged that injuries haven't overly hampered the Giants. "For the most part, we've been healthy this year," Bochy said. "That's made it a lot easier to write out a lineup consistently."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.