SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants had a special pregame visitor to their clubhouse Sunday when fan Bryan Stow was wheeled in by third base coach Tim Flannery.

Stow, 45, was the victim of a vicious beating outside Dodger Stadium in 2011. He was guided around the clubhouse by Flannery and reliever Jeremy Affeldt, who have long been two of Stow's biggest supporters.

Stow, with his son Tyler by his side, was greeted by several players, as well as broadcaster Jon Miller and pitching coach Dave Righetti. Each time, he responded with an enthusiastic, "No way!" Sunday's visit was Stow's first to the Giants clubhouse.

Manager Bruce Bochy planned to visit with Stow later but was thrilled to hear he was around.

"With all he's been through, all his family's been through, it's great to have him here," Bochy said.

  • Catcher Hector Sanchez had to leave Saturday's game with the Triple-A Fresno Grizzlies, the second time in three days he had to come out during a rehabilitation assignment. This came after he was hit on the mask by a foul tip. He left Friday's game with back spasms.

    Sanchez originally landed on the seven-day concussion disabled list because of a series of foul tips off the mask. He was moved to the 15-day D.L. on Monday after taking another foul tip off his mask.

    Sanchez has joined the team in San Francisco to be further evaluated after this latest setback.


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    "We are concerned," Bochy said. "He took a good one yesterday. I think it's going to be awhile for him."