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SAN FRANCISCO — As expected, Freddy Sanchez’s status was officially added to the 25-man roster Saturday, but it’s unknown at this point whether he’ll be in the lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies.
First baseman Jesus Guzman was optioned to Triple-A Fresno to clear roster room for Sanchez.
Another sequence of player moves has been signed, sealed and delivered: Right-hander Ryan Sadowski was optioned to Fresno, while right-hander Waldis Joaquin was recalled from Double-A Connecticut. Joaquin could be here for only a few days — to be precise, until the Giants need a fifth starter, which will be Wednesday at Houston.
Sadowski reported discomfort in his shoulder after his four-inning stint Friday against Philadelphia, but had the malady been serious, he likely would have gone on the 15-day disabled list. After pitching shutout ball over 13 innings in his first two starts, Sadowski allowed 14 earned runs in 15 1/3 innings spanning four outings.
Joaquin opened the Giants’ eyes in Spring Training. He posted a 2.08 ERA and struck out nine in 8 2/3 innings spanning eight appearances. With Connecticut, he was 4-5 with a 2.67 ERA in 36 games, having allowed only 36 hits but walking 28 in 54 innings.
– Chris Haft
SAN FRANCISCO — Infielder Emmanuel Burriss’ season possibly has been ended by his broken left foot.
Burriss, who fractured his fifth metatarsal while running the bases earlier this week while playing for Triple-A Fresno, will undergo surgery on Friday in San Francisco and is expected to miss at least two months. Dr. Larry Oloff, the Giants’ foot specialist, will perform the procedure.
Burriss, 24, opened the season as the Giants’ starting second baseman but was optioned to Fresno on June 16. He appeared in San Francisco’s first 56 games but ultimately was compromised by his offensive inconsistency. He hit .238 in 61 games. With Fresno, Burriss hit .268 in 17 games.
Despite his demotion, Burriss remained valued by the Giants for his speed, ability to switch hit and flair for the spectacular on defense. The organization has continued to envision him as a potential starting middle infielder.
Aaron Rowand turned in the play of the day Wednesday in the Giants’ 7-0 loss to Florida, catching up with Wes Helms’ fifth-inning drive and grabbing it a step in front of the left-center field wall. Rowand held onto the ball despite bumping into the wall close to the 404-foot marker.
Giants right-hander Ryan Sadowski appreciated the defensive support. Initially, Sadowski didn’t even turn around to follow the ball’s flight, since he was convinced that Helms had hit a home run. “I thought it was way gone,” Sadowski said.
Then he quickly became mindful of his pitcher-friendly surroundings and had a change of heart.
“I know this is a big yard, so let’s see what [Rowand] does with it,” Sadowski said.
– Chris Haft
MILWAUKEE — The intrigue surrounding the status of the Giants’ starting pitcher for Sunday ended on Saturday afternoon as manager Bruce Bochy named Triple-A Fresno right-hander Ryan Sadowski to pitch the series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The move cements Jonathan Sanchez’s demotion to the bullpen. Sanchez, 2-8 with a 5.54 ERA, has lost four consecutive games and, in the minds of Giants officials, simply wasn’t demonstrating much improvement.
Sadowski, 26, was 5-2 with a 4.11 ERA in 13 starts with Fresno. He walked 32 and struck out 59 in 72 1/3 innings. The Giants will officially purchase his contract Sunday and announce a corresponding 40-man roster move at that time. They conceivably don’t have to tinker with the active 25-man roster, since infielder Rich Aurilia will go on the bereavement list due to the death of his father and will be absent from Sunday’s game through the upcoming St. Louis series.
Bochy said that the Giants didn’t consider summoning Madison Bumgarner or Tim Alderson, two of their leading pitching prospects, from Double-A Connecticut. They did contemplate using Tim Lincecum one notch early but on his regular rest — a luxury afforded by Thursday’s scheduled off-day. But since Lincecum has pitched 26 innings in his last three starts, the Giants figured that he and the rest of the rotation could benefit more from an extra day’s rest.
Sadowski has been outperformed at Triple-A by right-hander Kevin Pucetas (7-2, 3.41 ERA). But Pucetas last pitched on Thursday, so returning on Sunday would give him just two days’ rest, half of his usual complement.
See the upcoming Sunday game preview for further details.
– Chris Haft