Joe Panik doubtful to start until Saturday. Angel Pagan might return at some point this weekend. If not, DL could come into play.
CSN Bay Area "Brian Sabean got his two starting pitchers. He got his center fielder. His roster is just about set, from the rotation to the lineup to the bullpen. So ... what keeps the vice president of baseball operations up at night as the season approaches? "Health. Health," Sabean said. "It's always..." February 13
Giants GM Bobby Evans said that 2B Joe Panik (back) has improved to the point where he has resumed doing normal workouts. #SFGiants
Evans said Joe Panik should heal up just fine. "We expect him back at full strength."
Hardball Talk "Giants second baseman Joe Panik had appeared in just 15 games since the All-Star break due to a long-lingering lower back injury, and he has now officially been shut down for the remainder of the 2015 season. Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com reports that Panik has been placed on the 60-day..." September 17
Crawford could play tomorrow, Friday is more likely. Panik having more tests so Giants can form best rehab plan. Hudson should start Sunday.
Sporting News "Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that second baseman Joe Panik and outfielder Hunter Pence may be shut down for the rest of the season. Panik, 24, is hitting .312 with eight home runs and 37 RBIs in 100 games this season, but has been plagued by a lower-back issue since late July and had..." September 15
Panik's first start since Aug. 1: Pagan CF, Panik 2B, Duffy 3B, Posey C, Byrd RF, Belt 1B, Crawford SS, Blanco LF, Hudson P #SFGiants
Hardball Talk "It may be too little too late for their playoff chances, but the Giants have activated second baseman Joe Panik from the disabled list after he missed the past month with a back injury. Panik was having an excellent season before the DL stint, hitting .309 with seven homers and an .816 OPS in..." September 08
Bochy said good chance Joe Panik is in the lineup for #SFGiants tomorrow. Affeldt also will be activated and ready to pitch.
Joe Panik's schedule: hit indoors tomorrow, hit on the field Sunday, hopefully start minor league rehab assignment Tuesday.
Bochy said he hopes Panik will rejoin #sfgiants first week of September.
CSN Bay Area "There was good Joe Panik news and bad Joe Panik news. Panik played catch in Scottsdale today and he'll take some swings this weekend for the first time since going on the DL with lower back inflammation. So, he's making progress, but it's slow progress. Manager Bruce Bochy said it "would be a..." August 20
Bochy said Panik won't be ready when DL stint is up, mostly rehabbing this week. Will pick up baseball work next week.
Joe Panik addendum: he did have a cortisone shot, trainer Dave Groeschner said.
Tests on Panik show inflammation, Bochy hopes he's back when he's eligible after 15 days. #sfgiants
San Francisco Chronicle "Joe Panik’s back issue flared up again, and the All-Star second baseman isn’t in Sunday’s lineup. Panik, who missed Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s home games with back stiffness, played the past two nights here. But running the bases Saturday, he seemed to favor his back, and it was noticed by..." August 03
Panik dealing with stiff back again. Might miss a couple games. Bochy said he "gutted it out last night."
Hardball Talk "With still no return date for Marco Scutaro in sight and Giants second basemen hitting a repulsive .170/.262/.296 for the season, the decision was made to call up 2011 first-round pick Joe Panik prior to Saturday’s game against the Diamondbacks. The 23-year-old Panik was having a fine season in..." June 21