Morning report 3/1: Freddy is getting ready

There was more good news to report on the injury rehab front Wednesday as Freddy Sanchez returned to the field after a back flareup Monday caused to curtail his work.

The Giants second baseman even made throws to first base, the first time he’s thrown to a base since his shoulder surgery last August.

Manager Bruce Bochy said it’s time to “pick up the pace” on Sanchez’s return from his shoulder injury to get him ready for the season opener. The plan right now is to get Sanchez into games by the second full week in March, either at second base or as a designated hitter.

While both Bochy and Sanchez said there’s plenty of time for the second baseman to get ready, Sanchez admitted to being antsy about returning to the field after his minor setback on Monday.

For more on Sanchez’s day, check out CSNBayArea.com.

THIS AND THAT

  • BUSTER POSEY: Bochy said that Buster Posey won’t start Saturday’s spring training opener against Arizona, adding that he would not catch. But then he backpedaled, saying that he might get an inning behind the plate. Posey could also DH, often employed during spring training even by NL clubs.
  • CLAY HENSLEY: CSNBayArea.com’s Andrew Baggarly had a nice piece on pitcher Clay Hensley and his perspective on the play that ended Buster Posey’s season last May. Hensley was a member of the Florida Marlins. To see the report click here.

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