Giants Sit Precariously Atop NL West

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  • Buster Posey is lost for the season, Freddy Sanchez could be facing season-ending shoulder surgery and Brandon Belt is walking around with a cast on his left wrist, where a broken bone is healing.
  • Sadly, Miguel Tejada appears to be near the end of the line in a great career. And more than a shortstop, their biggest need is behind the plate, where backups Eli Whiteside and Chris Stewart are splitting the duties — and to their credit, with no loss of effectiveness from the pitching staff they are handling in Posey's absence.

All that, and the Giants sit in first place in the National League West.

And now they have their Panda back. Pablo Sandoval came...

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