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Giants place Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day IL

The righty is hitting the IL with bicep tightness.

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Shortly before their Saturday game against the San Diego Padres, the San Francisco Giants announced that right-handed starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez was being placed on the 10-day Injured List due to tightness in his right bicep.

The placement is retroactive to Wednesday, May 5, the day after Sanchez’s last appearance.

If Sanchez is able to return to the rotation after the 10 days, then he’ll only miss one start. That start would go to Logan Webb, who was scheduled to leave the rotation thanks to Johnny Cueto’s return, but will stick around a little while longer.

Sanchez has been having a wonderful bounce-back season. In six starts, he has a 3.18 ERA, a 3.79 FIP, and 24 strikeouts to 10 walks in 28.1 innings. He’s been an integral part of a Giants rotation that has been one of the very best in baseball, against all odds and projections.

Hopefully it’s just a one-start absence for Sanchez so he can get back in the rotation next week.