After a two-game rehab stint with the Single-A San Jose Giants, All-Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval will be activated from the disabled list by the San Francisco Giants in time for their Monday series opener on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Off the major league roster since June 9 with a strained left foot, Monday, June 24 is the first day Sandoval is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list. To make room for this transaction, the Giants are optioning utility infielder Nick Noonan to Triple-A Fresno.

Sandoval could definitely be the spark of excitement sorely needed in the Giants’ struggling lineup. In his two rehab starts, he went 4-for-6 with two home runs. The Giants have only hit one home run in the past nine games.

“It certainly should do something for the club,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “We need a lift right now, and he’s a big bat – a presence.”

Needless to say, the Giants need a boost on offense and Sandoval could hopefully be the source of more runs scored. Since scoring 10 runs on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 13, the Giants have averaged 3.1 runs per game in the last 10 games, resulting in a 4-6 record.

While the Giants have dealt with injuries in May to Ryan Vogelsong, Santiago Casilla and Angel Pagan, Sandoval’s injury has been the most damaging to the team’s lineup. While missing Pagan at the top of the lineup has been rough, the Giants have similar players who are somewhat capable in the role and have a similar mold as him in the form of Gregor Blanco and Andres Torres.

Sandoval has been the Giants’ No. 3 hitter for the entire season. Since his absence, the team has put Buster Posey in the role with some success, but this missing link in the lineup has made the lineup significantly less dangerous for opposing teams.