Pablo Sandoval was scratched from Sunday's lineup with what the Giants called right elbow discomfort, but he said, "I don't think it's something serious."
That's to be determined.
The World Series MVP will have tests on Monday to find the extent of the injury. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval, who felt the soreness on a throw to second on Saturday, had numbness in a couple of his fingers. He felt soreness throwing and batting left-handed.
"We'll have to get it checked out," Bochy said. "We'll see how he responds to treatment. He's had this before and came back fairly quickly."
Joaquin Arias would play third as long as Sandoval is shelved, but the Giants have little infield depth otherwise, Bochy mentioning Wilson Valdez and Kensuke Tanaka, a natural second baseman.
The manager said Marco Scutaro, who initially played third after he was acquired in July, isn't a candidate to replace Sandoval.
"Right now, no," he said. "That's not in the plans. That doesn't mean we couldn't change our mind. I'd like to leave him where he's at. He's so good at second."


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