Victor Cruz (concussions) will have to go through protocol before getting cleared for practice.
The Giants may just roll up their tents and pack it in with Cruz right now as their season is all but over. There is no need to risk further injury to their all-star wide receiver and they would be better off highlighting some of the lesser used guys to see who could step up once Hakeem Nicks leaves during the offseason. Cruz' year was hindered by the ineffectiveness of Eli Manning this year. Perhaps the two should spend the offseason together to help fix what went wrong this year. With a "normal" Eli, Cruz is an unstoppable force at the wide receiver position and should be treated as such next year.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr