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Joe Panik | Second Baseman

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Aug 28 - 8:16 PM

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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
Aug 26 - 8:57 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.
Aug 22 - 2:30 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.
Aug 19 - 6:18 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Joe Panik (back) will not be activated from the disabled list when eligible.

The skipper said the opposite a week ago, but apparently Panik hasn't recovered as quickly as hoped from his back injury. He's eligible to return at the end of the week but Bochy said the second baseman won't resume baseball activities until next week.
Aug 11 - 7:45 PM

An MRI on Joe Panik's back showed only inflammation.

Panik landed on the disabled list on Monday and the Giants wanted to ensure it was nothing more, so he underwent an MRI that confirmed just that. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he expects Panik to miss the minimum amount of time. That's good news for the club and for fantasy owners. The second baseman is hitting .309/.374/.443 overall.
Aug 5 - 6:05 PM

Joe Panik is headed back to San Francisco to undergo tests on his ailing back.

An MRI and cat scan will be part of the battery of tests he goes through. Panik was placed on the disabled list Monday with what the Giants are simply calling lower back inflammation for now, but they should get a better read on his status Tuesday. A clearer picture on his timetable should be known then.
Aug 3 - 4:34 PM

Giants placed 2B Joe Panik on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation.

Panik admitted after Sunday's game that he's been bothered by back stiffness for the past couple of weeks. Hopefully a bit of time off will do the trick for the 24-year-old, who's enjoying a breakout 2015 season. Ehire Adrianza and callup Kelby Tomlinson figure to share playing time at second base while Panik is sidelined.
Aug 3 - 3:27 PM

Joe Panik admitted after Sunday's game that his nagging back stiffness is not improving and that he's growing frustrated.

Panik will see the trainers again on Monday, but it's starting to sound as though he may need a trip to the disabled list. Ehire Adrianza has been filling in during his absence, and would continue to do so should Panik get forced to the DL.
Aug 2 - 6:12 PM

Joe Panik is not in Sunday's lineup due to nagging back stiffness.

Panik played the last two days after missing two games with a stiff back, but now he's on the bench again. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the infielder should be available off the bench, but he doesn't expect to start him for a few days. Ehire Adrianza will get another start at second base Sunday.
Aug 2 - 1:53 PM

Joe Panik (back) is back in the Giants' lineup Friday.

Panik missed a couple games with a stiff back. He returns to a .309/.375/.440 batting line.
Jul 31 - 3:28 PM

Joe Panik will miss a second straight game Wednesday due to back tightness.

Panik noted that it wasn't one play that caused the injury, but rather it's just "one of those things" you have to deal with during a long season. He's considered day-to-day. Ehire Adrianza will get another start at second base Wednesday.
Jul 29 - 8:24 AM

Joe Panik is not in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

He's just getting a breather. Ehire Adrianza is at second base in Panik's place.
Jul 28 - 6:38 PM

All-Star Joe Panik went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI as the Giants crushed the Phillies 15-2 on Friday.

Panik, Matt Duffy and Justin Maxwell all had four hits for the Giants. Pagan, Maxwell and Brandon Belt all scored three runs. Panik, Pagan, Duffy, Hunter Pence and Maxwell all had multi-RBI games. So, it was a pretty good night for the Giants. Panik had been in a little slump that saw him go 3-for-20 in his last five games and without an RBI in his last 10 games. The homer was his seventh overall, but it was also his first in a month.
Jul 11 - 2:02 AM

Joe Panik is not in the Giants' lineup Monday.

He's just receiving a day of rest. Joaquin Arias is at second base in Panik's place.
Jul 6 - 6:51 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Juan Perez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Nori Aoki
3Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway