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Major League Update:

Local back on field

Freddy Sanchez comes off DL to make season debut for San Francisco.

May 21, 2010|By Gabriel Rizk

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players.

Freddy Sanchez (Glendale Community College, 1998) San Francisco Giants infielder: The Giants showed Sanchez how much they had missed him this season by planting him right back at second base and straight into the third spot in the batting order for his season debut on Wednesday night at the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Sanchez, who was activated from the disabled list on Wednesday, responded by going 0 for four, but it was a tough night for the Giants all around, as they collected just four hits in a 13-1 loss.

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Sanchez had missed all of spring training and the first 38 games of the regular season after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder in December.

Trevor Bell (Crescenta Valley High, 2005) Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim relief pitcher: Bell was saddled with his first loss of the season on Tuesday.

He entered the away game against the Texas Rangers with a 7-5 lead and two outs and runners at the corners in the bottom of the fifth inning and surrendered a double to Nelson Cruz that plated two runs charged to starter Jered Weaver.

In the bottom of the sixth, Bell allowed a one-out double, followed by an RBI single to Michael Young that put Texas ahead of the Angels, before getting out of the inning by inducing a double play.

Doug Slaten (Glendale Community College, 1999) Washington Nationals relief pitcher: Currently riding a streak of two scoreless innings over his last three appearances, Slaten picked up his first win of the season on May 13 in a 14-6 road victory over the Colorado Rockies.

Slaten entered the game with one out in the top of the seventh inning after the Nationals’ lead had been cut to 7-6 on a two-run homer by Rockies catcher Miguel Olivo off reliever Miguel Bautista.

He retired the rest of the side on one hit and one strikeout and Washington went on to blow it open with a seven-run eighth inning before the game was called due to rain.


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