SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The San Francisco Giants have signed infielder Bill Hall after placing starting second baseman Freddy Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a dislocated right shoulder.

Hall joined the Giants on Saturday before their game against Cincinnati. Hall had been released last week by Houston. He batted .224 with two homers and 13 RBIs in 46 games with the Astros.

Sanchez hurt his shoulder diving for a ground ball in the fifth inning Friday night. He was having an MRI exam Saturday. The Giants leading hitter is batting .289 three homers and 24 RBIs.

The Giants also signed first-round pick shortstop Joseph Panik of St. John’s to a contract.

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