WASHINGTON (AP) — San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval has a broken bone in his right wrist and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner says an MRI exam Saturday morning revealed the broken hamate bone. Sandoval probably will have surgery Tuesday.

Groeschner said Sandoval was in pain while batting during the World Series champions’ 3-0 loss at the Washington Nationals on Friday night and had an X-ray.

Sandoval is hitting .313 with five homers and 14 RBIs this season. Manager Bruce Bochy called Sandoval’s injury “a tough blow for us.”

Bochy said the Giants will call up third baseman Ryan Rohlinger from Triple-A Fresno.

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