San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis is out for the time being after X-rays showed Thursday he has a slightly-fractured right hand. Meantime, trainers carted cornerback Chris Culliver off the field with an apparent left knee injury.
Third baseman Pablo Sandoval has fractured the hamate bone in his left wrist, the team announced Thursday. He will undergo surgery Friday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy told the Giants beat writers. Sandoval is expected to miss four to six weeks.
The San Francisco Giants got an encouraging sign from Pablo Sandoval, who took early batting practice and could be close to a rehab assignment.
The San Francisco Giants placed infielder Mark DeRosa on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday because of left wrist inflammation and activated Emmanuel Burriss.