San­doval placed on 10-day IL

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Gi­ants have placed in­fielder Pablo San­doval on the 10-day in­jured list with right el­bow in­flam­ma­tion.

Man­ager Bruce Bochy said the in­jury has both­ered San­doval to vary­ing de­grees for sev­eral years, but it flared up Sun­day when the 33-year-old switch-hit­ter was bat­ting right-handed.

“It’s very dam­aged, it’s beat up,” said San­doval, who has had bone chips in his right el­bow ince 2013.

Bochy says San­doval re­cently un­der­went an MRI, but the sever­ity of his in­jury isn’t known. He had a cor­ti­sone shot on Sun­day.

“He is in pain,” Bochy said. “This has flared up be­fore, but not quite like this. Some­times it goes away in two or three days and other times it’s lin­gered. This time we can’t get it to go away.”

A mem­ber of the Gi­ants’ three World Se­ries cham­pi­onship teams from 2010 to 2014, San­doval has been a rev­e­la­tion since re­turn­ing to San Francisco in 2017 af­ter be­ing re­leased by the Bos­ton Red Sox. He is bat­ting .269 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs.

San­doval has ap­peared in 107 games, play­ing 45 times at third base, 23 at first and 49 as a pinch hit­ter. He pitched once.

“It’s frus­trat­ing,” San­doval said. “But at the same time, you have to take care of your­self to be ready for Septem­ber and that push.”

In a cor­re­spond­ing move Wed­nes­day, the Gi­ants ac­ti­vated out­fielder Alex Dick­er­son (right oblique strain). Bochy said Dick­er­son will be avail­able to pinch hit in each of the Gi­ants’ next two games but may not make his first start un­til Fri­day.

OR­LANDO RAMIREZ/AP

Gi­ants in­fielder Pablo San­doval watches his home run against the Padres on July 26.

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