Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval will undergo Tommy John surgery in September

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Pablo Sandoval's season will be cut short for a second consecutive year.

The Giants third baseman will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, the team announced Saturday.

Sandoval, who was evaluated by a doctor in Los Angeles earlier this week, was placed on the 10-day injured list on Aug. 14 after an unsuccessful cortisone shot he received just days prior.

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He has had issues with his elbow since 2013, dealing with bone chips but it never kept him off the field for a long period of time.

Sandoval missed the last portion of the 2018 season with a hamstring injury and was having one of the better offensive years in his 12-year career in 2019.

Sandoval slashed .269/.314/.509 with 14 home runs this season.

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He also tied a franchise record for most pinch hits (18) in a single season.​

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