ATLANTA — Don’t be surprised if second baseman Freddy Sanchez gets a day off tomorrow or Saturday.
Sanchez’s bum shoulder still is causing him pain, and it was especially obvious moments ago when he made a lollipop toss to first base after fielding Martin Prado’s sharp grounder.
Sanchez already has adjusted his arm slot, throwing three-quarters (not quite sidearm) to make it less painful. But without rest, the should will quickly become fatigued and the inflammation may return.
“Nobody’s going to play every day,” manager John Russell said this afternoon.
From the look of things, Sanchez could use a break in the next day or two.