Giants release Fontenot, place Sanchez on DL

The San Francisco Giants have released infielder Mike Fontenot and placed second baseman Freddy Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list.

Fontenot hit .227 with four homers and 21 RBI in 85 games for the Giants last season.

Sanchez (shoulder) batted .289 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 60 contests for San Francisco in 2011.

The Giants also placed pitchers Eric Surkamp (elbow), Dan Runzler (back) and Ryan Vogelsong (back) on the 15-day DL.