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Roto Roundup: Jim Thomes Hits 600th Home Run, Carlos Beltran to DL?, Cole Hamels Has MRI on Shoulder

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Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval left Monday night's game after fouling a ball off of his foot. X-rays came back negative, so he should be back real soon. Sandoval is hitting .309-.352-.515 with 14 HRs and 44 RBIs this season. After the game last night, manager Bruce Bochy said that Sandoval could miss tomorrow's game.

In other Giants injury news, there is a good chance outfielder Carlos Beltran will miss all four games of the Braves series, and here is Andrew Baggarly from the San Jose Mercury News on why Beltran has not been placed on the DL yet:

Why haven’t they put Beltran on the DL aready? Well, Bochy said the club can afford to play a man short for the time being. Putting Beltran on the DL would wipe out the remaining seven games of this road trip. The Giants are so desperate to get him back that they’re willing to keep him on the active roster if it means he could play just a game or two in Houston this weekend.

Tough break for the Giants, who really need his bat in their lineup. With Pablo Sandoval likely to miss Tuesday's game, the Giants may elect to place Beltran on the DL.....finally. More from Baggarly, this time from twitter:

 Andrew Baggarly 

More Roundup after the jump:

Giants closer Brian Wilson is currently dealing with a bad back, but he was declared available for Monday night's game, but maybe the Giants should have waited another day, as Wilson blew his 5th save of the season, as he gave up 3 runs on 3 hits, 2 walks and a strikeout. 

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman had the game winning hit last night off of Brian Wilson. He went 2-5 with a run and 2 RBIs and is now hitting .296-.361-.470 with 16 HRs, 60 RBIs and a 112-41 K/BB rate. Freeman is one of the top candidates for NL Rookie of the Year this season along with teammate Craig Kimbrel and Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa.

Twins DH Jim Thome went 3-4 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs last night. His two home runs gave him 600 for his career, a simply awesome feat for an awesome guy. He should be a first ballot Hall of Famer not only for the 600 HRs, but also for being such a great guy. ESPN's Buster Olney wrote some stories about him last week in his blog. One story had Thome being the first guy over to help a fan who was injured at the ballpark. He is the 8th hitter in history to hit 600 HRs.

Phillies starter Cole Hamels had an MRI on his left shoulder yesterday, and we won't find out the results until today, possibly. CSNPhilly.com reported last night that he may miss his next start as well:

It appears Hamels will skip his normal turn in the rotation, which would be Friday when the Phils open a three-game series at Washington.

I guess a DL move is possible as well, but we will learn more today.

 

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre will be out till September according to manager Ron Washington. The Rangers don't want to rush him back, which is a smart decision.

Pirates catcher Ryan Doumit went 4-4 with a HR and 3 RBIs last night. Since his return from a fractured ankle, Doumit is 10-23 with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs, and for the season, he is hitting .302-.367-.491 with 6 HRs and 19 RBIs. Doumit will probably be playing elsewhere in 2012.

Brewers starter Randy Wolf shut out the Dodgers for 8 innings last night, giving up just 6 hits, walked 5 and struck out 5 to win his 10th game of the season. He lowered his ERA to 3.31 and his WHIP to 1.31.