Freddy Sanchez is open to returning to the San Francisco Giants next season if the situation works out for both sides.
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The three-time All-Star second baseman hopes to know as soon as possible after the season whether San Francisco will pick up his $8.1 million option. Giants general manager Brian Sabean always likes to handle such matters swiftly, but both Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have unresolved contract situations themselves - though all indications point to both being re-signed by new managing partner Bill Neukom after the team overachieved and showed major improvement this year.
Another factor for the club is Sanchez will undergo arthroscopic surgery next week to repair a torn meniscus in his troublesome left knee.
As the Giants’ playoff hopes continue to fade, oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com currently list them as a 50/1 long shot to win the 2009 World Series and a 25/1 long shot to win the NLCS.
Posted: 9/26/09 7:15PM ET