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Joe Panik | Second Baseman | #12

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: St. John's
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (29) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Panik (back) has resumed his normal offseason workouts.
Panik batted .312/.378/.455 when he was healthy in 2015 but played just 15 games after the All-Star break due to back issues. It appears he's doing fine for now, but it's something to keep an eye on going forward. Mon, Dec 7, 2015 07:35:00 PM

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Giants activated 2B Joe Panik from the 60-day disabled list.

He's back on the 40-man roster. Panik's second half was sabotaged by back issues, but he should enter spring training at 100 percent.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Giants placed 2B Joe Panik on the 60-day disabled list with a lower back injury.

Panik will finish the 2015 season with a .312/.378/.455 batting line, eight home runs, and 37 RBI. The second baseman appeared in just 15 games in the second half due to lingering lower back discomfort.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 06:58:00 PM

Joe Panik (back) will undergo more tests so that the Giants can put together a rehab plan.

Panik's season is expected to be over due to a nagging back injury. The second baseman has been plagued by the ailment since late July.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 07:54:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy on Monday said he would "be surprised" if Joe Panik (back) played again this season.

Panik has been plagued by a lower-back issue since late July and had a setback last week. He underwent an MRI Monday and with only three weeks left in the season it's looking like he's done. Panik has hit .312/.378/.455 with eight homers this season but will have played just 15 games in the second half if his year is indeed over.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 07:30:00 PM

Joe Panik (back) exited Wednesday's contest with the Diamondbacks due to lower back discomfort.

Panik was 0-for-3 when he felt his back tighten up on him. He was replaced by Kelby Tomlinson in the eighth inning. A lower back injury kept Panik on the disabled list for a month prior to his activation on September 7. He'll be reevaluated on Thursday.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 12:59:00 AM

Joe Panik, making his first start since August 1, went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a solo home run in Tuesday's win against the Diamondbacks.

Panik doubled in a pinch-hit appearance on Monday, his first game back from the disabled list. He doubled in the third run in the Giants' five-run third inning on Tuesday, then tacked on a solo home run in the ninth inning. Panik is currently hitting .314/.380/.459 with eight home runs, 37 RBI, and 59 runs scored on the year.
Wed, Sep 9, 2015 12:34:00 AM

Joe Panik (back) is not in the Giants' lineup Monday.

Panik was activated from the disabled list Monday morning, but it will be Kelby Tomlinson starting at second base and hitting second Monday afternoon against Diamondbacks left-hander Patrick Corbin. Panik, a left-handed batter, was on the disabled list for a little over two weeks with a lower back injury. He should start Tuesday but will probably continue to get regular days off down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 01:43:00 PM

Giants activated 2B Joe Panik from the 15-day disabled list.

Panik will be back in the Giants' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Diamondbacks after missing a month with a lower back injury. The second baseman has posted an impressive .309/.374/.443 batting line with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 56 runs scored in 97 games this season for the Giants.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 11:45:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that there's a good chance Joe Panik (back) will return to the club's lineup on Monday.

Panik has been on a rehab assignment since last Thursday and hasn't had any issues with his ailing lower back. The second baseman has been on the shelf since early August.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Joe Panik (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, not Tuesday as previously expected.

It's not clear whether he's had a minor setback or if the Giants simply revised their plans. Regardless, the hope is that Panik will be ready for activation for the September 7-9 Series in Arizona. He's been out almost all of August with lower back inflammation.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 02:52:00 PM

Joe Panik (back) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday.

Panik will hit indoors on Saturday and then on the field before Sunday's game. As long as everything goes well with those sessions, he'll head out on what is expected to be a brief minor league rehab assignment. Kelby Tomlinson will continue to hold down the fort at second base in his absence.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 08:16:00 PM

Joe Panik (back) took grounders before Wednesday's game.

Panik took 25 swings off a tee on Tuesday. They're both steps in the right direction for Panik, who is making slow but steady progress toward a return. Giants manager Bruce Bochy previously expressed hope that Panik could return in early September.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 08:57:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that he's hopeful Joe Panik (back) will be able to return to the Giants in the first week of September.

He has still yet to begin taking swings and could head out on a minor league rehab assignment before the end of next week. Panik has been on the shelf since August 3 due to inflammation in his lower back.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 02:30:00 PM

Joe Panik (back) will begin taking swings this weekend.

Panik played catch again Wednesday without issue and is ready to take the next step in his rehab. The second baseman has been out since August 3 with back inflammation. He could return before the end of the month.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 06:18:00 PM

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