From Chris Haft at sfgiants.com:
Giants infielder Kevin Frandsen ruptured his left Achilles tendon in a Minor League game Monday, according to an Associated Press report. Frandsen, who was testing the injury after being sidelined since March 16, injured his leg while running the bases after singling, the report said. General manager Brian Sabean confirmed the injury through a Giants spokesman but declined further comment until a magnetic resonance imaging examination is performed on Frandsen. It's possible that Frandsen could be sidelined for the entire season. Frandsen, 25, entered Spring Training as a candidate for the second-base job and was moved to shortstop after Omar Vizquel injured his knee early in camp. Frandsen was removed from shortstop in early March but still had a role as a top utilityman.
It jsut keeps getting better, doesn't it? Very possibly out for the season, one of our "top prospects", if Kevin could have been considered that, is out, very possibly for the season. It does make the Castillo acquisition a bit more helpful, but still leaves the Giants with old, hurt, crappy players to compliment their young, hurt, questionable players. Unfortunately, it also ups the potential for another trade for an infielder. As the blogosphere, and undoubtedly the Giant's brain trust, has been over the possibilities in detail, and found few that were exciting, it suggests.............I can't even finish this painful thought. Hurry back, Omar! You, too, Ray!