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By Chris Haft / MLB.com
2010 Spring Training - Major League Baseball
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Second baseman Freddy Sanchez, whose surgically repaired left shoulder is mending, could begin swinging a bat by next week. But Giants manager Bruce Bochy conceded that Sanchez probably won't be ready for the April 5 season opener at Houston.Infielder Emmanuel Burriss, who injured his left foot while running the bases in Wednesday's Cactus League opener against Seattle, reported that X-rays revealed no fracture. Burriss broke a bone in the foot last July and said that he felt pain in the same area as he rounded first base en route to a sixth-inning double. Results of an MRI that Burriss underwent Thursday were not immediately available. He expressed hopes that all he did was tear scar tissue. If that's the case, he could resume playing next week. "Thank God it's not fractured again," said Burriss, who needed crutches to get around Thursday. Outfielder Thomas Neal, who was beaned by a pitch from Seattle's Ricky Orta on Wednesday, was found to have no neurological damage after undergoing concussion tests. Bochy said that Neal will be available to play Friday.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.