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.
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.
Pablo Sandoval was evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Wednesday in Los Angeles. Dr. ElAttrache recommends that Sandoval undergo UCL reconstructive surgery on his right elbow. Sandoval will have the procedure done the first week of September.#SFGiants
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 24, 2019
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.