Giants place Sandoval on DL, activate Huff

The San Francisco Giants placed infielder Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list and activated first baseman Aubrey Huff from the DL on Saturday.

Sandoval, who is batting .299 with eight homers and 33 RBI in 62 games this season, has a strained left hamstring.

Huff had been on the DL since mid-June as he suffered a sprained right knee while celebrating Matt Cain's perfect game against the Astros on June 13. He was batting just .155 with one homer and five RBI in 32 games prior to the injury.

Marco Scutaro, who was acquired from the Rockies on Friday started at third base for the Giants on Saturday.

The team designated infielder Emmanuel Burriss for assignment in order to make room for Scutaro on the active roster. He is hitting .214 with six RBI in 52 games for San Francisco this season.