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08:13 AM ET 03.19 | Manager Bruce Bochy said on Monday that Pablo Sandoval's diagnosis is ulnar neuritis, an inflammation of the nerve that runs through the elbow. I'm told that over the next few days Sandoval will rest and get treatment, which is not the worst thing for the third baseman. He has played so much recently, in Venezeula and the World Baseball Classic, that he does not really need a lot of at-bats or time at third base ahead of the regular season, which begins in two weeks. Sandoval was scratched from Sunday's game because of soreness in the elbow and tingling in his fingers, a day after he first felt something while making a throw to second base.

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March 19, 2013  08:45 AM ET

I thought this guy was gonna be a big star when he first hit the scene. But, it appears one setback, or another, always keeps him from being an impact player.

March 19, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I thought this guy was gonna be a big star when he first hit the scene. But, it appears one setback, or another, always keeps him from being an impact player.

Blame it on the empanadas.

March 19, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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Blame it on the empanadas.

Yeah, being a big tub of goo is kind of a problem for a position player.

March 19, 2013  11:44 AM ET
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Yeah, being a big tub of goo is kind of a problem for a position player.

Also for most pitchers not named Mickey Lolich.

March 19, 2013  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Also for most pitchers not named Mickey Lolich.

Al Holland begs to differ ;p

March 19, 2013  01:14 PM ET

I've heard this condition can be a result of raising a fork too many times in a short period of time.

March 19, 2013  02:09 PM ET
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Al Holland begs to differ ;p

Yeah, CC is pretty hefty too.

March 19, 2013  05:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Also for most pitchers not named Mickey Lolich.

... or CC Sabathia.

March 19, 2013  06:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I've heard this condition can be a result of raising a fork too many times in a short period of time.

Yeah, that really hindered that fat guy named Babe Ruth.

March 19, 2013  07:18 PM ET

It hinders Panda.
Don't worry kids, he still collects millioms while he doesn't play.

March 19, 2013  09:39 PM ET

This guy must not really care about getting an $80M to $100M contract. I think he has the talent within him to be a major star. But he lacks dedication and drive and won't keep himself in prime playing shape. He'd rather eat and eat and eat and try to play at 30 to 40 pounds overweight. He was in better shape in 2011 and look at the numbers he put up. .315 BA, .909 OPS. Those are the numbers that bring big money.

 
March 19, 2013  11:10 PM ET
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It hinders Panda.Don't worry kids, he still collects millioms while he doesn't play.

Being fat isn't what hampers Panda. He actually plays better when he's a little chunky. What has hampered Panda are hand injuries. He has broken the hamate bone in each hand, one in 2011 and one in 2012. He lost about a month and a half each time. Ask Justin Verlander how being fat has hurt Sandoval.

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